1.1 Overall aims of the policy
The aims of the Student Recruitment and Admissionss Policy are to ensure that:
1.2 Admissions regulations
SCBS Student Recruitment and Admissionss Policy comply with all UKBA rules and legislation and takes account of national guidelines governing the recruitment and Admissions of students.
2.1 Aims of selection
2.2 Selection Criteria
3.1 Further Education Programmes
SCBS applies minimum entrance requirements for all its Further Education programmes. These take into account the recommendations of Awarding Organisations and represent the qualifications which applicants are normally expected to present for entry. However, all programmes will specify additional entrance requirements and these appear against individual programme entries in SCBS's printed prospectuses and on-line prospectuses at: www.scbs.org.uk
3.2 Non UK qualifications
SCBS accepts a broad range of non UK qualifications. This has to be verified with the issuing authority and can also be checked with UK NARIC for the equivalent.
3.3 Applicants who are International
SCBS follows UK Borders Agency guidelines for the selection of students for the various courses.
4.1 Selection and entry criteria
SCBS will work with Awarding Organisations to ensure that applicants with special needs are not discriminated against.
4.2 Communication during the application process
All applicants are encouraged to inform SCBS about special needs or medical conditions at an early stage in order to discuss the support which may be required.
Applicants who disclose a special need are assured that the information provided will be treated sensitively.
4.3 Administration of the Admissionss Process
All SCBS staff involved in the Admissionss process will be careful to note the potential need to make reasonable adjustments to procedures for disabled applicants.
5.1 Further Education and part-time provision
Applications to further education or part-time programmes are made directly to SCBS. The procedures are published in the prospectus and on the website.
5.2 Acknowledgement of receipt of application
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their application directly from SCBS on receipt of their application form.
5.3 Fraudulent statements/omissions
Admissions to SCBS is subject to applicants disclosing all facts and information relevant to their application. If, during the course of the consideration of an application, or subsequently an applicant is discovered to have omitted any information requested in the instructions or the application form, or has made any representation therein or given false information, SCBS reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a place and/or dismiss their application.
5.4 Applicants seeking deferred entry
SCBS will consider requests from applicants for deferred entry for a maximum of one year.
5.5 Procedures for making offers
5.6 Feedback to unsuccessful applicants
SCBS will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Feedback will only refer to the selection criteria employed.
5.7 Data Protection
SCBS's use, retention and storage of data fully comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
6.1 Tuition Fees
Students must pay at least 50% of their fees before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is issued.
6.2 Further information
Further information about fees, and payment policy for all categories of programmes offered by SCBS may be obtained from the Admissionss office.