The policies and procedures documented here cover a range of issues relevant to existing and potential students.
16-19 Tuition Fund Statement
Eastleigh College's 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement details our commitment to providing all learners on a full time study programme who haven't already achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths by age 16 have the opportunity to access small group tuition to boost their opportunity for success on their chosen qualification.
Access & Participation Scheme
The College is committed to launching successful careers, and supporting business prosperity and strong communities through excellence and opportunity in technical and professional education, training and apprenticeships.
Eastleigh College has a comprehensive Admissions Policy.
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.
Assessment and Marking Policy
This policy must be read in conjunction with the Awarding Body criteria for the qualification and the Eastleigh College Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance handbook.
Assessment Malpractice Procedure
This procedure covers all forms of malpractice including plagiarism.
The College has a responsibility to comply with consumer protection law because prospective and current learners have rights which are defined and protected by consumer legislation.
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 the Vice Principal (Quality, Compliance and Improvement), Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5FS
Course Refund Policy
It is College policy to make refunds only in certain circumstances and when payment has been confirmed.
Eastleigh College is committed to doing the right thing when it comes to how we collect, use and protect your personal data.
Environment & Sustainability
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.
Equality & Diversity
In accordance with the core values of the governing body, the Equality & 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.
External Speaker Policy
Eastleigh College is committed to creating an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where diversity is valued. This policy outlines the procedures relating to events involving the use of external speakers regardless of who is organising them.
Financial Regulations and Procedures
The Financial Regulations and Procedures document reflects the key financial decisions which staff, budget managers, the senior management team and the governors may need to take. Its primary purpose is to protect individuals and the College from allegations of impropriety in financial matters.
Financial Support for Learners
Access to support funds and financial support is key to the College’s strategic objectives and is central to the College’s continued promotion of the College Workplace values and Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE). The financial support and assistance is designed to raise aspirations and assist those learners who may otherwise face challenges attending College and further training.
Health and Safety
This policy is in order to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of everyone using
any of our premises and acknowledging our duty of care to all learners, staff and anyone who could be affected by our activities.
Learner Code of Conduct & Disciplinary
This code ensures learners are aware of the requirement to commit to the College’s workplace values, behave appropriately and adhere to all Eastleigh College’s health & safety, policies and procedures including examination codes of conduct set out by the awarding bodies.
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.
Learner Travel to College
Eastleigh College encourages learners to use sustainable and environmentally friendly means of travel to and from college.
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. The College 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.
This risk management policy forms part of the College’s internal control and corporate governance arrangements. It sets out the College’s approach for managing risks throughout all areas of the College to enable it to maximise opportunities and minimise losses.
Eastleigh College takes its child protection responsibilities very seriously, as outlined in our Safeguarding Policy.
All classroom based Higher Education provision delivered at Eastleigh College is franchised through the University of Portsmouth. Therefore, Higher Education students are protected by the Universities Student Protection Plan which is linked below. Student Protection Plans are written to comply with Office for student requirements.
Student Protection Plan - full document
The Eastleigh College Strategy sets out the College’s ambitions for the period spanning 2020 to 2024. The strategy sets out the College’s priority specialisms and also the College mission, vision and values. The College will only sub-contract provision that is wholly aligned to our curriculum specialisms stated in our strategy. Provision that will be delivered in North Hampshire (defined as north of Andover, Winchester and Petersfield), Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex is prioritised. However, the College recognises that the priority specialisms include digital skills, and blended online learning that may be delivered nationally in non-devolved regions.
The College sets high standards and has an expectation of excellence. As such all providers of training wishing to sub-contract with the College must have been subject to a direct inspection by Ofsted. Through direct inspection sub-contractors will have carefully considered how their intent meets specific employer and learner needs and have robust quality and improvement measures in place.
Eastleigh College will continue to decrease the reliance on the utilisation of its funding through sub-contractors in 2021/22. Sub-contractor utilisation will continue to be contracted on a limited basis, where delivery is aligned to the College strategy and specific employer, and learner needs.
Teacher Assessed Grades Policy
Every centre is required to create a Centre Policy that reflects its individual circumstances. The Colleges Centre Policy is consistent with the JCQ published template and guidance.
Teacher Assessed Grade Policy- full document
Union Facility Time
Publication of trade union facility time data usage submitted by organisations is required under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.
The College is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and, as a public sector organisation, The College complies with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), which came into force at the end of 1998, “whistleblowers” are protected from victimisation and unfair dismissal.
Catering learner books place in Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge final
Level 3 Advanced Professional Catering learner Rishiram Chaudhary has emerged victorious in his Main Course competition heat to reach the final of the Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge. The final will be hosted in March at the Excel centre in London. Rishiram’s success caps off a competitive opening heat hosted at our own East Avenue restaurant. Students from both Eastleigh College and Highbury College took part, tasked with creating a main course from scratch in fifty minutes, including preparing, cooking and presenting a two course plated dish.
Hair and Beauty learners wow NHS staff with free treatments
NHS staff in the local area have enjoyed complementary treatments from our Hair and Beauty learners, as part of a dedicated December 2021 campaign to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic. A total of twelve NHS staff members signed up for the year-end initiative, with services on offer including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and haircuts. Learners from all levels of Hair and Beauty study were given the opportunity to participate, with Level 2 learners gaining first-time salon experience and Level 3 learners incorporating the campaign into their Wednesday afternoon commercial salon timetable slots.