When you enrol as a learner with us, you will sign a Training Plan between your employer, the University and you. As part of that Training Plan, we ask you to confirm that you agree to follow the University’s regulations, policies and procedures which along with your course details, form your contract with us. Your employer confirms they will allow you the time for off the job training and confirms they will provide you with appropriate support and supervision to carry out the job.
We are committed to supporting you as a learner throughout your study. To do this we have highlighted below those regulations and policies that you will be expected to follow and are the most likely to affect your studies. It is important for you to become familiar with the information listed below. We review our regulations annually with any changes being highlighted.
If you would like to obtain direct support on any of the information below, you should contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Student Support team in your school. The University iPoint service can also assist you and refer you to our specialist support services including Wellbeing and Disability Services and Careers and Employability.
Penalties may apply to students who fail to reregister during the official reregistration period. If you fail to reregister by the deadlines established, you will lose access to the University IT Systems, including your e-mail account and may also be withdrawn.
You will get the best out of your course if you engage with and attend your timetabled sessions. Failure to attend classes, without good reason, could result in you being withdrawn from the University and your Apprenticeship course. Any behaviour found to be an intentional abuse of the Attendance Monitoring Regulations may result in disciplinary action under the University’s Disciplinary procedures. Your employer will notify you of their systems for reporting absences. You must follow these procedures for all absences too. As a condition of the apprenticeship contract, the University will share your attendance record with your employer and a report of non- attendance will be sent to them within 24 hours.
The University is a community and how staff, students and learners interact with each other, whether in person or online can affect our environment and your achievement. We have a community code of conduct which highlights the expectations of you as a student with us and if you breach the code of conduct, you will be subject to disciplinary proceedings which could result in serious penalties being applied.
In order to comply with government guidance around the management of Covid-19, the University may need to apply social distancing and additional hygiene measures to promote the safety of students and staff. If you breach these requirements, you will be subject to disciplinary proceedings which could result in serious penalties being applied.
Your course may be regulated by a professional and statutory body who often place additional requirements on you to ensure that when you complete the course you are suitable to practise in that profession. Your course details will confirm if these additional requirements apply to you and the information may be shared with your Employer. If your behaviour causes concern that you may not to be fit to practise, then you may be withdrawn from the course.
We take academic misconduct very seriously and our Taught Students’ Handbook contains our rules on how we expect you to behave when you are being examined or assessed and the consequences if you breach our academic integrity regulations.
We understand that sometimes your performance will be affected by things outside of your control and our regulations contain the procedures you must follow to declare extenuating circumstances.
We have strict policies and procedures in place to ensure that decisions about learner progression, assessment and award are made in a way which is fair and equitable. If you believe the marks or classification you received on a published results date should be reconsidered then you may submit an appeal.
As part of our commitment to you, we recognise that there may be occasions where you may have a valid complaint.
As an apprentice, you are not entitled to council tax discount whilst you are studying. This is because you are being paid a wage by your employer as well as studying at the university.
In addition to the regulations referred to above, you should familiarise yourself with the following policies, which all apply to your studies at the University: