Cheshire College South & West’s Higher Education student contract, policies and procedures, student handbook and academic regulations aim to provide students with a safe and supportive environment in which to study. It is important that as a student, you know that these policies exist and their relevance to you as a CCSW Higher Education student.
Widening Participation and Access to Higher Education
Cheshire College – South & West is committed to widening access and participation for all prospective students and seeks to encourage access to learning by reducing barriers that some students may face when considering Higher Education (HE) programmes. This is reflected in ‘Our Purpose’ statement which is ‘Nurturing talent and empowering people to achieve their full potential; supporting businesses to succeed and communities to thrive’. We are committed to ensuring all students reach their potential and leave us with the best possible outcome and career ready. The College’s Higher Education provision has been developed as a result of student need and in response to the needs of local commerce and business. The College takes an active and local lead to provide high-quality education. Please click here to read our Access and Participation Statement.
Applications and Admissions Transparency Information
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 of those 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 courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.
Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants
Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers
Full transparency information, including details on student attainment is available here.
The CCSW Student Contract 2020/21
Please note that the student policies and procedures and regulations are applicable to your current year of enrolment. A summary of the policies is available here.
Conditions of the Offer of your Place
Any offer made to you for a place on a course is made by the College on the basis that in accepting such an offer you agree to the terms and conditions which form part of the contract between you and the College. A copy of the terms and conditions is provided below:
At enrolment you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood the terms and conditions by signing the CCSW HE Enrolment Declaration and Agreement Form (HE), a copy is available here.
If your year of enrolment was 2018 or earlier, please refer to the Student Learning Agreement here.
Course and College Handbooks
Each course has its own handbook, a copy of which will be provided at the course induction. We also have a College Student Handbook which contains information that we hope you will find useful and that will contribute towards the success of your study. You can read the College Student Handbook here.
Student Protection Plan
Cheshire College -South & West is committed to helping you achieve successful outcomes from your studies. However, there may be unforeseen circumstances, often outside the College’s control, which result in changes having to be made to your modules or programmes. This Student Protection Plan below lays out the measures that Cheshire College – South & West will take in order to protect the student interest and assure continuity of study in the event of course, campus or College change or closure. You can read the Student Protection Plan here.
Each year, CCSW sets its annual tuition fees and terms and conditions for all students who enrol with the College. These fees fall into different categories based on residency and course type.
Regulations and Policies
- CCSW Academic Regulations
- Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals Centre Guide to Quality Assurance and Assessment 2020-2021
- HE Admissions Policy
- Criminal Convictions Procedure
- Fitness to Practise Policy
- Fitness to Study Policy
- Freedom of Expression Policy
- Safeguarding Policy
- Equality Strategy
- Learner Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2021