Student Charter

The College is an organisation that values the rights and responsibilities of individuals. We aim to achieve success by promoting a hardworking, safe and friendly College.

Our promise to you

We will help you to:

  • Gain confidence and develop independence as a learner
  • Become an effective communicator
  • Develop high aspirations for employment , higher level study, and personal goals
  • Be ready for employment and volunteering opportunities
  • Have a clear understanding of democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty
  • Develop your English and Maths whatever subject you are studying

You will:

  • Be guided and supported to ensure you are on the right course
  • Experience well planned, well taught and enjoyable lessons
  • Be listened to and be able to have your say
  • Be offered equality of opportunity whatever your age, gender, religion or belief, ethnic origin/race, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment, whether you are married or in a civil partnership, pregnant or expecting a child
  • Be told how are getting on and you will be able to discuss this with staff


  • Induction programmes will enable you to settle in quickly and be able to meet the demands of the course
  • Information we hold about you will be held securely and not shared unnecessarily
  • Procedures will be in place to address as early as possible poor punctuality, attendance and performance
  • Your individual learning needs will be supported
  • Your health, safety and well-being will be assured
  • Effective careers education and guidance will guide you towards opportunities available after you complete your studies

What the college expects from you

Make successful learning your priority:

  • Attend all classes and on time
  • Work with us to establish targets for your studies and strive to meet these
  • Complete all assignments to the best of your ability and hand them in on time
  • Do not attempt to take someone else’s work and submit it as your own – this is called plagiarism and is not permitted.

Contribute to making the College a safe place for all:

  • Keep yourself and others safe at all times
  • Avoid dangerous or reckless behaviour and report any accidents or concerns to a member of staff immediately
  • Drive safely and keep to the speed limit of 10mph on College premises and access roads, and park only in marked spaces
  • We do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or cyberbullying
  • If you suspect bullying of any sort you must report it to a member of staff immediately
  • We expect and encourage mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Be considerate to others:

  • Do not use offensive language, or behave in ways which can upset others, in College and anywhere where you represent the College – on work placement, on public transport, during off-site trips and activities
  • Smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes is only permitted in designated smoking areas
  • Keep the college clean and tidy, put rubbish in the bins provided and follow College guidelines about where it is appropriate to eat and drink
  • Follow staff requests to silence or switch off mobile phones
  • Look after College equipment and property
  • Keep to the computer code of practice which appears when you log on to the College network
  • Any act of violence, and use or possession of firearms, knives and offensive weapons, is likely to lead to police involvement
  • You are not allowed to use or possess alcohol or drugs on College premises

Following the Charter

If we fail in our promise to you, please tell us or make a complaint, and we will always try our best to put things right.

If you cannot meet our expectations, we may have to implement the College Disciplinary Procedure — but we always try to make this a supportive and restorative process.