Policies and Procedures
The policies and procedures documented here cover a range of issues relevant to existing and potential students. Existing students will also find supplementary information on the student intranet.
Eastleigh College has a comprehensive Admissions Policy. Download the full document here.
Any student who disagrees with an assessment decision should discuss this with their lecturer or assessor as soon as they can. The student should be supported and given full feedback so that the student understands the basis upon which the assessment was made and how they can improve their assessment. If it is appropriate the lecturer or assessor could provide an additional opportunity for assessment. If the student is still dissatisfied they should then take their appeal to the Internal Verifier for that programme.
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Eastleigh College takes its Child Protection responsibilities very seriously. A Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy is in place and can be viewed by downloading the Eastleigh College Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy.
The College will respond promptly if you let us know when we do not meet your needs or keep our promises. In the first instance, you should discuss your concerns with your tutor.
If this is not appropriate, you should write to: Vice Principal - Curriculum & Quality, Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS
Equality and Diversity Policy
In accordance with the core values of the governing body, the Equality and Diversity Policy will comply with the basic principles of ethics, legality, prudence, equality, safety, timeliness, fairness, transparency and simplicity.
The College welcomes variety, and seeks to ensure individual talents are utilised and valued. The College wishes to create a culture where mutual trust and respect are the foundation for working relationships between staff and students.
Student Involvement Policy
The purpose of the Student Involvement Strategy is to promote active involvement by all groups of students in the life of the College.
The strategy provides opportunities for students to be part of the decision making process and bring about change. The strategy also describes mechanisms for the systematic collection of the views of students to provide valuable feedback that can influence the range and quality of services available. By encouraging and involving students in the decision making processes they are more likely to play an active role in the quality improvement processes and develop valuable citizenship skills and understanding.
Learner Support Policy
In accordance with the core values of the governing body, the learner support policy will comply with the basic principles of ethics, legality, prudence, equality, safety, timeliness, fairness, transparency and simplicity.
This procedure has been produced in accordance with: AQA, CCEA, City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC Plagiarism in Examinations Guidance for Teachers/Assessors. The complete guidance note can be found on the Joint Council Website.
Student and Apprentice Code of Conduct & Disciplinary Procedure
Students whose work and/or behaviour is not of the required standard are liable to be disciplined. The College operates a three-stage procedure, which, in general, will be followed for dealing with both unsatisfactory performance and behaviour.
In cases of suspected or alleged gross misconduct on College premises or under College supervision the Associate Director will normally authorise immediate exclusion whilst an investigation is carried out, which will be followed by a Stage Three disciplinary meeting with the Associate Director.
Unacceptable conduct includes smoking outside the designated areas, use of or carrying drugs or alcohol, spitting, bullying, poor attitude on work experience, abuse of staff and property and not obeying restrictions on use of mobile phones.
Promoting British Values
Eastleigh College recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the college or whose learning is facilitated by one of our sub-contractors are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
The College embraces the belief that at the heart of a modern multi-cultural and multi-faith community is the acceptance of key British values which it is its responsibility to promote. In doing so, our learners will be able to grow as individuals and citizens in the community in which they live.
The five British Values are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The College seeks to create an environment that:
- Enables students to become valuable and rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background
- Celebrates difference and promote diversity
- Encourages an understanding of the difficulties other cultures face where such values are not respected.
All of our partners work under similar policies adapted for their own delivery methods. Further details can be requested from your training provider or by contacting the Head of Partnerships at Eastleigh College.
The College is committed to the principle and practice of environmental protection and sustainable development, with a focus on continuing improvement and reducing pollution. The College will seek to improve its environmental performance in the areas of academic programmes, infrastructure and operations, communications and facilities.
The purpose is to ensure that the strategic aims of the College and particularly the College’s Property Strategy include a commitment to reduce the College’s environmental impact.