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Admission Policy

The aim of this Policy is to ensure that all applicants have equality of opportunity in accessing learning at East Durham College and that they are not subject to discrimination.

Scope

The Policy applies to all staff involved with enquires, applications, enrolments and students at East Durham College. This policy does not cover Engage 14-16.

Applicants will refer to both current students and members of the community applying to the College for a place on a programme of study on Learner Responsive, Employer Responsive, Higher Education and full cost delivery.

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to outline the process by which applicants may access learning at East Durham College, with a view to grow a viable, innovative and responsive college; To ensure we achieve Student and funding number targets and provide equality of opportunity for all in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The college will make any reasonable adjustments to this policy to ensure that no protective characteristics under Equality Act 2010 are disadvantaged.

Responsibility

The administration of applications in the Management Information System (MIS) and the organisation of enrolment is the responsibility of the Director of Learner Services.

Curriculum teams who perform interviews are responsible for fully completing initial interview forms and ensuring every Student is given appropriate impartial advice and guidance at the point of interview so that they can achieve their final career goals. If the Student’s initial course choice is not appropriate then they should be referred to the correct course, curriculum area or other provider where appropriate.

Policy Objectives

The aim of this Policy is to ensure that all applicants have equality of opportunity in accessing learning at East Durham College and that they are not subject to discrimination.

Applicants have access to free and accurate college information via the part time and full time prospectuses, fact sheets and the College website. We also offer advice at Come to College events held throughout the year and at enrolment sessions in August & September.

Student Services staff can offer initial advice regarding:

  • Entry requirements
  • Progression routes
  • Support from Progression Coaches, Counsellors and other support staff
  • Advice and support for students with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Facilities available
  • Financial support available including course fees 

All course enquiries are usually responded to within one working day, however at busy times such as enrolment this may not be possible.

Specific information about course content can be given by a course specialist at monthly information sessions.

Policy Document

To view the full policy, please click on the PDF document below.

4.4 Admissions Policy