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Policies & Procedures

Need to know more about what we believe, our policies and other small print? Here’s a quick guide.

Safeguarding Policy

Our College recognises that the safety and wellbeing of all its learners is paramount. We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students, so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Further information, including our Safeguarding Policy and Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy, is available online at


We continually strive for excellence and aim to continually raise the standard of teaching, learning and services provided to learners. We value your feedback on our College and the services we provide. 

More about the Complaints Procedure

Data Protection

Information you provide to the College will be passed to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA). HEFCE distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. The EFA and the SFA are responsible for funding, planning and encouraging education and training for young people and adults in England. All are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

More about the Data Protection Act


Every care has been taken to ensure that information is accurate.

More about our Disclaimer

Enrolment Terms and Conditions

The application form and the enrolment terms set out the basis of your application to be enrolled as a student at the Guildford College Group and will form part of any agreement between the Guildford College Group and you. It is very important that you read and understand these terms before you complete the application form.

More about the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Equal Opportunities

The College is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all students studying at the College and celebrates the diversity of the College community. 

Further information, including our Statement of Equality and Diversity, is available online at

Freedom of Information

The College complies with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which promotes openness and accountability across the public sector.

Further information is available online at


The College cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to possessions and property. Students should have insurance cover for belongings left on the premises. If there is an accident or you have any personal health and safety concerns, please report it immediately to either your Tutor, Reception or the Health and Safety Manager.

Internet Policy

This code of practice governs the publishing of information in electronic format by staff and students of the College and, in particular, the use of College computer facilities for publishing information. 

More about the Internet Policy

Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol

All College buildings and entrances are smoke free zones. There are designated smoking areas. The College has a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to drug, substance and alcohol misuse, reserving the right to suspend any student found to be in possession of or supplying illegal drugs.

Statement of Service

We aim to provide information, advice and guidance for a range of services to current and prospective students and staff employed by the College.

More about the Statement of Service

Student Charter and Policies

The Student Charter outlines the quality of service you should expect from the College and what the College expects from you. The following documents support this charter and are available online at

  • Admissions Policy
  • Assessment Policies
  • Attendance and Punctuality Policy
  • Complaints Policy
  • Computing Facilities - policies relating to the use of the College network
  • Disciplinary Policy and Procedures (include the College Code and Student Code of Conduct)
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Learner Agreement
  • Student Financial Support Policy
  • Tuition Fees Policy
  • Widening Participation Policy

Student Disciplinary Policy

More about the Student Disciplinary Policy and Appeals Procedure


Guildford College is committed to growing and diversifying the range of courses it delivers to widen participation,
deliver to niche markets, engage in new and emerging markets and meet the regional and local economic development agenda. In order to achieve this, the College has taken the strategic decision to subcontract part of its provision to partner organisations who can demonstrate high quality delivery.

More about the Subcontracting Policy


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