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

Complaints Policy and Procedure

Complaints Policy and Procedure – Further and Higher Education

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 September 2020 – July 2021 Inc 1920 Tables

Subcontract Rationale

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

Subcontracts Rationale

16 – 19 Tuition Fund Statement. 

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Barnsley College will utilise the 16-19 tuition fund. The fund is allocated to colleges to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding will be used to support a provision for all 16-19 learners including English and maths and across A Level and vocational courses where assessments may have been deferred due to the college closure.

The 16-19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition to groups of between 3 and 5 learners. Eligible students have been prioritised based on results on entry as well as an assessment of individual needs including learners;

  • who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths
  • with an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), where disruption has been experienced
  • where learning and assessment has been deferred due to lockdown

The tuition sessions will be timetabled in addition to the planned programme of study for 2020/21. The support will be provided through both on-site and blended learning delivery.

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 2020 – June 2022

Further Education Policies and Procedures

Further Education Fees Policy

This policy sets out the tuition fees for Further Education courses in the 2020/2021 academic year.

FE Fees Policy March 2020-March 2021

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.

HE Academic Appeals Policy

Academic Misconduct Policy

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

HE Academic Misconduct Policy 2020/21

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 March 2020-March 2021

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

HE Programme Changes and Course Closure Policy

HE Programme Changes and Course Closure 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

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: 4th February 2021