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Colchester Institute believes firmly that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential factors which contribute to the academic and economic strengths of the College and the wellbeing of all students and staff. This policy deals with the promotion of equality of opportunity for all at Colchester Institute College in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The policy states our intention to treat all members and potential members of the College community with respect and dignity and seek to provide a safe and positive working and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

The College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that values all forms of diversity and seeks to create a culture of conscious inclusion in which issues of racism, stereotyping and discrimination can be discussed openly with a shared commitment to challenging prejudice.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report

This report has been written to allow all of our students and partners to recognise and understand the current position of the College in relation to how our learners achieve and develop regardless of their characteristics. A separate Staff Equality report also outlines the make-up of our staff and the objectives we hold for the future diversity, equity and inclusion in our recruitment and HR processes. The report constitutes a summary of the College’s approach to meeting the general and specific duties of the Equalities Act 2011. Further details about the action we intend to take can be found in the College’s Strategic Plan 2021-24.

For the upcoming academic year, the College has received additional funding to support some 16-19 students with their learning. The College is using these funds to establish additional teaching groups and to employ further teaching staff. We work with specific students identified by teaching staff as ones who would benefit from increased tutor input, and who meet the government’s eligibility criteria.

Tuition Groups, usually of 3 to 7 students, usually meet at least once a week for additional teaching, guidance and support. These sessions enhance work taking place on campus. Students are usually grouped according to the main qualification they are taking at College. The work undertaken in Tuition Groups will include that from the main qualification but also work to support literacy and numeracy, and final student destinations.

To request a refund, please complete the refund request form below:

Refund request form

For refund information relating to Further and Higher Education course fees, please see the refund section of the corresponding fee policy.

Please find the below the comments, concerns, compliments and complaints procedures for Further Education, Apprenticeships and Higher Education courses.