Learner Information

Data Protection

All students will be required to complete an enrolment form at their first session.  Details are governed by the Data Protection Act.

 

Equalities Statement

Cambridgeshire County Council operates an Equality of Opportunity Policy.  We will ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that everyone can access activities. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect.  If you have any specific needs which might affect your learning you are entitled to a confidential interview where we will look at the support that you require. If you would like to attend a class but feel that you may need support to enable to your participation please contact the Adult Learning office on 01954 234488.

 

Safeguarding

We have made arrangements to ensure that you are safe in our centre.  If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against; tell your tutor or the Centre Manager immediately.

 

Insurance & Losses

The Local Education Authority cannot accept responsibility for accidents to members of clubs and classes other than those covered by their Public Liability Scheme, nor for the loss of personal property left on the premises, nor for damage to cars and bicycles.  Members wishing for such cover should make their own arrangements.

 

Closure of Classes - refunds of fees

A full refund will be given when a class is closed due to low enrolments.  Please note that fees are not refundable for absence from a class that is continuing to run- unless for medical reasons where a Doctor's certificate is required. If a class is cancelled due to circumstances out of our control, such as adverse weather or tutor illness, then extra classes will be added and no refund will be available.

 

 

Concessions

Concessions are available for those on means tested benefits but evidence of entitlement is required at enrolment or before.  The following groups may claim the reduced rate for recreational courses :

 

- Working Family Tax Credit

- Job Seeker's Allowance

- Income Based Benefit

- Main income State Pension only - learners must be in receipt of Guarantee Credit (pension credit) on its own or with savings credit  - an award notice will be required as proof.

- Unwaged dependent of one of the above

 

 

No Smoking

Government Legislation, introduced on 1st July 2007, places a total ban on smoking in public places. Swavesey Village College is a smoke free site.