CFS Policies

Policies, Procedures and Quality Assurance

This page sets out all policy, procedure and quality assurance processes that govern CFS and the students that apply to, and enrol on, our programmes. Students wishing to apply to any of CFS’ programmes should familiarise with all of the rules and regulations, paying particular attention to those outlined below.

All CFS’ BA and MA programmes are validated by The University of Gloucestershire (UoG). All validated programmes are governed by the UoG Academic Regulations. The CFS Academic Framework sets out how UoG Academic Regulations, and CFS policy and procedure, is aligned and where differentiation occurs. Links to the UoG policies that apply to CFS students can be found at the bottom of this page.

Students applying to any of our 2-year BA courses should pay particular attention to the CFS Procedures for Assessment, Reassessment & Progression, and the Enrolment & Registration Policy. These documents outline how progression, reassessment and registration works on our fast-track programmes (and all programmes), as the structure of these courses requires specific rules for our students, which may differ from those at other education providers.

All prospective students should familiarise themselves with our Terms and Conditions, paying particular attention to the terms regarding deposits, refunds and the 14-day ‘Cooling Off’ period. The CFS Tuition Fee Policy outlines the processes CFS follows on all matters related to the payment of deposits, fees and our approach to students who find themselves in financial difficulties.

Our Academic Appeals Policy sets out how we process appeals against academic decisions. Our Student Complaints Policy outlines the process for handling student complaints. Both of these policies are aligned with the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s Good Practice Framework.

The CFS Consumer Protection Compliance Policy has been drafted with strong reference to the Competition and Markets Authority’s advice for HE providers on consumer protection law.

Our Institutional Strategy outlines our mission, vision and core values. It also underpins all of our policies, procedures and processes.

CFS Institutional Strategy 

Academic

CFS Academic Framework

CFS Procedures for Assessment, Reassessment & Progression (2-Year BA Programmes Only)

CFS Procedures For Assessment, Reassessment & Progression (2-Year BA Programmes Only) – Flowchart

CFS Academic Appeals Policy

CFS Academic Freedom Policy

CFS Teaching & Learning Strategy

Access, Participation and Attainment

CFS Access and Participation Plan

Admissions

CFS Admissions Policy

CFS Admissions Representation Procedure

CFS BA Selection Criteria and Admissions Policy & Procedure

CFS MA Selection Criteria and Admissions Policy & Procedure

CFS Student Contract 2019 – 2020

CFS Terms and Conditions

Committees

Access and Participation Committee Terms of Reference

Audit Committee Terms of Reference

Board of Directors Terms of Reference

Student Council Terms of Reference

Equality and Diversity

CFS Equality and Diversity Policy

Finance

CFS Tuition Fee Policy

Financial Regulations Policy

General

CFS Academic Freedom Policy

CFS Consumer Protection Compliance Policy

CFS Data Protection

CFS External Speaker Policy

CFS Freedom of Speech Policy

CFS IT and Social Media Policy

Student Experience

CFS Student Attendance Policy and Procedure

CFS Enrolment and Registration Policy

CFS Supported Studies Procedure

CFS Personal Tutor Policy 

CFS Student Complaints Policy

CFS Student Protection Plan

CFS Safeguarding Policy

CFS Non-Academic Student Disciplinary Procedures

CFS Student Complaints Policy

UoG Specific

UOG Key Regulations Document

Documents Include:

1.  UOG Academics regulations

2.  UOG Quality handbook

3.  UOG Assessment principles and procedures handbook

UOG Academic Appeals Policy (external link)

QAA Review

QAA Review May 2018  (External Link)