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A safe environment for everyone

We are committed to providing all students with a safe and secure environment to learn and are proud that 98% of our students tell us that they feel safe at college. We require all students and staff to respect the rights of others, report inappropriate and unsafe behaviour and we do not tolerate any form of bullying or discrimination.

  • Student Code of Conduct

    This sets out the college's commitments to students and what we expect from students while they are studying or training with us. It covers many issues of health, wellbeing and safety. Click here to see the current Student Code of Conduct.

  • Equality and Diversity

    Equality and Diversity is for everyone. We're proud that our college is made up of unique individuals bringing different perspectives and talents. We link equality and diversity together and value people equally regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and transgender status.

    The college does not treat all students the same, because you have different needs, but we work hard to find barriers that need to be changed and help you overcome the difficulties you may meet.

    Click here to see about our Equality Objectives Scheme on how the college listens to its staff, students and community to ensure that we do not tolerate discrimination.

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding

    The college has designated members of staff who are responsible for child protection matters – you can contact them by phoning 01392 400449. Your tutor or any member of staff is trained to understand about safeguarding issues and will help any student who wants to talk about any issue relating to Child Protection.

  • E-safety and cyber bullying

    We have won national awards for the way we use e-resources across the college and we encourage all our students to be safe when using the internet. Our information learning teams and tutors will help you understand the importance of

    • Not sharing personal details
    • Thinking before you post
    • Staying safe and secure through anti-virus software and security updates
    • Reporting abuse if your receive unwanted message or post

    Our Student Code of Conduct reminds all students that the college does not tolerate any form of bullying including cyber or online bullying.

  • Safe Spaces

    We believe everyone has the right to feel protected, whatever their age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexuality or transgender status.

    We want all students to feel safe on all college sites. We know that if you do, you’ll be able to focus on your studies and training and successfully achieve your goals. To ensure this we insist all students, staff, and visitors wear an ID lanyard so we can keep visual track of who is on the college campus.

    We have set up safe spaces across the college sites - just look out for the "Safe Space - please come in" stickers that welcome any student who has concerns or worries.

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