The Corporation

The Ada, National College for Digital Skills Corporation is an exempt charity formed under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The College was incorporated on 8th August 2016.

The Instrument and Articles (I&A) of Governance set down the powers, membership, roles and responsibilities of the Corporation.

The Corporation’s Board is accountable for the use of public funds and has a duty of care for the assets of the College, and the role of its members is similar to that of non-executive directors or trustees. This body is advised by a clerk who is employed directly by the Corporation and who has access to independent professional advice.

The Board meets at least five times a year. Its size and composition is drawn from businesses, the community, students and staff. You can view the Board Minutes here.

A number of sub-committees have been established to undertake more detailed work. The sub-committees are: Education, Risk and Audit, Renumeration and Nominations.

Public benefit

In setting and reviewing the College’s strategic objectives, the Governing Body has had due regard for the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit. In delivering its mission, the College provides the following identifiable public benefits through the advancement of education:

  • Delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
  • Provision of a broad and enriching programme of learning opportunities focussed on helping students acquire essential work experience and employability skills, particularly in the digital sector
  • Embracing of the diversity and achievement of every individual to ensure that they are valued and respected