Policies and Procedures

All College Policies

14 – 16 Direct Entry Uniform and Dress Code Policy

14-16 DE Uniform & Dress Code Policy October 2020 – October 2021

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Covid 19

Data Protection Policy

This document sets out the College’s policy in relation to data protection.

Data Protection Policy October 2019 – October 2020

Freedom of Information Policy and Procedures

This policy sets out the arrangements that Barnsley College has made to ensure compliance with the Freedom of information Act (2000).

Freedom of Information Policy October 2019 – October 2022

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Policy

This policy outlines the College’s approach to information, advice and guidance (IAG) for internal and external customers. The College aims to provide high quality information, advice and guidance services that are accessible and support customers to enter and progress in learning and work.

IAG Policy March 2018 – February 2020

Single Equalities Scheme 2019 – 2022

Single Equality Scheme 2019-2022

Subcontracting Policy

The aim of this policy is to outline the College’s approval to subcontracting and set a framework within which relationships with subcontracting partners can be developed.

Subcontracting Policy May 2019-May 2020

Subcontract Rationale

This document explains the rationale we use to award contracts for provision that we do not offer.

Subcontracts Rationale

Tuition Fund Statement. 

As part of our commitment to the Tuition Fund Allocation we will be using this to provide small groups of learners with additional support in mathematics, English, digital skills and additional support for assessment or examination preparation according to an eligibility criteria and identified need. In addition, we are committed to providing learners with additional personal development support as required.  

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure

This policy is intended to cover the disclosure by an employee of confidential information which relates to some danger, fraud or other illegal or unethical conduct connected with the workplace, be it of the employer or of their fellow employees.

Whistleblowing Policy June 2018 – June 2020

Further Education Policies and Procedures

Further Education Fees Policy

This policy sets out the tuition fees for Further Education courses in the 2019/2020 academic year.

FE Fees Policy (Classroom Provision) – March 2019 – March 2020

Higher Education Policies and Procedures

Academic Appeals Policy

This policy provides information to students and staff on the academic appeals procedures for students enrolled on Higher Education courses at Barnsley College.

Higher Education Academic Appeals Policy May 18

Academic Misconduct Policy

This policy outlines Barnsley College’s approach to issues of academic misconduct within students’ evaluation work.


Admissions Policy and Procedures 2019 – 20

Our Higher Education Admissions Policy and Procedures have been developed to provide clear guidance on the College’s HE admissions process for applicants within the recruitment cycle for September 2020 entry.

HE Admissions Policy and Procedures 2019_20

Higher Education Fees Policy

This policy defines the College policy around tuition fees for the prescribed Higher Education courses in the 2018/2019 academic year. A prescribed Higher Education course is defined as a Higher Education Certificate, Higher National Diploma, foundation Degree, Degree, Post Graduate Certificate in Education or a Certificate in Education.

HE Fees Policy – November 2018 – November 2019

QAA HE Initial Report and Action Plan

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education.

Download and read the initial review from the QAA website

Download and read the Barnsley College, interim monitoring visit report, February 2015

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Process (Pearson)

This policy is for staff who are planning to use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as evidence towards the achievement of Pearson’s vocational qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Process policy

Refund and Compensation Policy

The Higher Education Refund and Compensation Policy aims to set out the provision of compensation and tuition fee refunds for students in the event of non-continuation of any Higher Education programme.

Higher Education Refund and Compensation Policy – April 2020

Student Protection Plan

This plan aims to protect students’ interests in the event of material changes such as programme closures or changes.

Barnsley College Higher Education Student Protection Plan 2019 – 20

Terms and Conditions

Barnsley College Higher Education Terms and Conditions

Transparency Information

Barnsley College Transparency Tables 2019

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on course and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Facility Time Report

In accordance with the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, we are required to publish certain information on trade union officials and facility time.

Facility Time Report 2019-20

Last updated: 20th November 2020