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  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

Policies and Procedures

Subcontracting Policy

The SFA has set out that it is a requirement to publish a Fees and Charging Policy that outlines the fees colleges and providers are planning to set for sub-contracting in each academic year.

Below is the College’s Subcontracting Policy which provides a comprehensive overview of the supply-chain fees and charges policy and also outlines the process that the college will use to secure subcontractors.

Partner Policy

Payments to Subcontractors for 2017 are available here:New College Stamford Partner Provision Fees and Charges 2017 – 18

Poor Weather Procedure

In the event of College closure due to poor weather, information can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Our website homepage
  • Rutland Radio (97.4 and 107.2 FM), BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9FM) and Heart FM (102.7 FM) snow alerts
  • Facebook & Twitter
  • SMS text messages to students and staff

The College will also take the following measures:

  • When freezing conditions are expected the Estates team will spread salt on outside walkways and steps the preceding afternoon in an attempt to prevent freezing. The weather will be regularly checked with the Met Office.
  • If it does freeze overnight the areas will be checked to see if further salting is required.
  • In the event of snow falling, clearance will be undertaken by hand on walkways and steps.
  • If very heavy snow falls outside contractors will be brought in with specialist equipment to clear snow.

The College aims to maintain safe passage though the Campus’s main external routes as far as is practicable within its resources.

It is expected that members and employees of the College and visitors, will take due care for their own safety and that of others in adverse conditions.

Privacy — GDPR

References in this policy to College”, we”, our”, and us”, etc. are references to us, New College Stamford.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25 May 2018.New College Stamford has designed a comprehensive programme of work designed to deliver the changes necessary for GDPR compliance. We will continue to update this statement as the work develops and progresses.

New College Stamfordalso has a data protection policythat sets outour commitment to the safeguarding of personal data processed by its staff and students and our stances on compliance with data protection legislation. This policy describes howNew College Stamford will discharge its duties in order to ensure compliance with the data protection principles and rights of data subjects in particular and will be updated for GDPR in due course.

You can find information about the changes from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is theUKregulator who overseescompliance with data protection legislation. Information Commissioner’s Office Guide to the GDPR

Notice about how we use your personal information

We are the data controller of personal information about you. We are: New College Stamford

Our address is: Drift Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 1XA

Our Data Protection Officer is Rob Cottrell. If you have any questions about this policy or the ways in which we use your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at the above address or via email at: DPO@​stamford.​ac.​uk

This privacy notice has been prepared in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016679 (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

NCS is committed to protecting your privacy and respecting the confidentiality of information which you provide when you visit our website at http://​www​.stam​ford​.ac​.uk/. At the same time, we want to try to ensure that you obtain full value from our website and from the services which you may want to receive via our website.

You should read this privacy policy in conjunction with the New College Stamford’s website terms of use, of which this privacy policy forms a part. By agreeing to our terms of use, you are consenting to our processing of your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on our website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

It is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. However, the College may automatically collect certain information about you when you use our website, including by our use of cookies”, such as the IP address of your computer and the dates and times of your visits.

In some areas of our website, the College may ask you for personal data, such as your name, address and email details, that will enable us to make your site visit a more rewarding experience for you and/​or to contact you after your visit. Examples of this might be where you complete an online form asking for a copy of a prospectus or to book a place on an open day with us, where you ask for information about a job vacancy, or where you subscribe to an online newsletter.

In some other areas of our website, where you can register as an online user, the College may ask you for more detailed information about yourself. In order to provide these types of services, it may be necessary for us to collect and process additional personal data, such as information about your educational history.

Our full GDPR and Data Breach Policy can be found by following the link below:

GDPR & Data Breach Policy (FINAL – Aug 2018)

Our full job applicant privacy statementcan be found by following the link below:


Our fullQRS staff privacy statementcan be found by following the link below:

QRS GDPR Staff Privacy Notice

Our fullNCS staffprivacy statementcan be found by following the link below:

NCS GDPR Staff Privacy Notice

Our full student privacy statementcan be found by following the link below:

Student Privacy Notice

How we may use this information

Personal data which we collect about you via our website is held on and processed by computers situated at New College Stamford. The College will retain this data for a reasonable period or for as long as the law requires.

The College will not disclose any of your personal data collected via our website to any third party, other than in circumstances set out in this privacy policy and/​or where you have given us permission to do so, unless we are required to do so by law.

The College may use personal data collected from you via our website to manage and monitor use of our website. Otherwise, we will only use this personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, unless you have given us permission to use it for other stated purposes. For example, if you supply us with your name and address so we can send you a prospectus for a particular department, and at the same time you agree that we may send you similar information in the future, we may subsequently invite you to an open day at that department.

There may be circumstances in which the College will ask you to agree to us disclosing your personal data to certain third parties under this lawful basis.

If at any time you want to withdraw any permission you have given us to provide you with services, or to use your personal data in any other way, please inform us by email.

Your rights

You have a number of rights over your personal information, which are:

  • the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are unhappy about the way your personal data is being used – please refer to the ICO’s website for further information about this (https://​ico​.org​.uk/);
  • the right to ask us what personal information about you we are holding and to have access to a copy of your personal information;
  • the right to ask us to correct any errors in your personal information;
  • the right, in certain circumstances such as where our use of your personal information is based on your consent and we have no other legal basis to use your personal information, to ask us to delete your personal information;
  • the right, in certain circumstances such as where we no longer need your personal information, to request that we restrict the use that we are making of your personal information;
  • the right, in certain circumstances, to ask us to review and explain our legitimate interests to you; and
  • the right, where our use of your personal information is carried out for the purposes of an agreement with us and is carried out by automated means, to ask us to provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly-used, machine-readable format.


When you visit our website the College may send cookies” to the browser on your computer, even if you do not provide us with any personal data. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful as they enable us to recognise you (by a unique number allocated to you) when you return to our website and so to personalise your return by, for example, customising web pages based on which areas of the website were previously of interest to you. If you have previously provided us with personal data, then cookies may enable us automatically to fill in your name and other information when, for example, you complete an online form.

Cookies also enable us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics which help us to understand how our website is used and how we may improve it. It is not possible for cookies to read personal information on your computer and/​or to find out any personal information about you.

A list of the different cookies that are used on this website are set out below. We have categorised these to help you understand the type of function the cookies are performing.

Strictly Necessary Cookies:

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some of the services you have asked for could not be provided.

Cookie Name Purpose Further Information

ASP.NET_SessionId Stores technical information only. This is essential to the operation of the site . This cookie is deleted automatcially at the end of your browsing session.

Functionality Cookies:

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (e.g. language setting, text size) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They can help provide services such as local weather reports by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information collected may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookie Name Purpose Further Information

We do not currently use any Functionality Cookies on the website.

Targeting Cookies:

We do not currently use anyTargeting Cookies on the website.

Cookie Name Purpose Further Information

We do not use Targeting Cookies on the website. If you use Google services, and are logged into your Google account while browsing our site, it is possible that Google may track your activity alongside our use of the Google Analytics service for targeting purposes: please check Google’s privacy statements.

Our website and our computer systems have security measures in place with the aim of protecting the loss, misuse or alteration of personal data held by us.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside the College’s control and are not covered by this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any such linked websites.

Site Rules for Contractors

In line with the New College Stamford’s Health and Safety policy, learners should not be allowed in areas where builders are working, so such workers should have no contact with children. However, where contractors do come into contact with children, they are required to undergo appropriate checks. These Contractors may be issued with frequent visitor badges.

Other contractors e.g. those who come on site only to carry out emergency repairs or service equipment, and who would not be expected to be left unsupervised on College premises should be issued with infrequent visitor badges.

Contractors will sign in at Reception who will inform Estates that the contractor has arrived. Someone from Estates will escort the contractor to Estates, where the contractor will be asked to read the contractors’ regulations and sign to say that they will comply. Depending on whether or not they are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked, the Contractor will then either be left to get on with their work, or will be escorted and supervised at all times.

A Contractor is responsible for ensuring that the same procedures are followed by any Sub Contractors.

On-Site Rules

  • You must wear a College ID badge at all times.
  • You must adhere to New College Stamford’s safeguarding procedures as outlined above.
  • At the end of the day/​job you must sign out at Estates and at the Welcome Zone and return your ID badge.
  • Do not start work without clearance to do so.

Fire Procedures and Precautions:

  • You must know the evacuation routes and nearest assembly point for the area you’re working in before you start.
  • If you discover a fire, sound the alarm by activating a fire call point and make your way to the nearest assembly
  • Do not obstruct any fire escape routes.
  • Do not misuse fire extinguishers i.e. as door props.
  • No smoking unless in designated area i.e. smoking shelter

First Aid Assistance:

To summons assistance for injury or illness, contact a member of staff or Main Reception who will be able to summons a first aider.

Give location of incident and a brief description of what’s happened Report all accidents

Welfare Facilities:

  • Toilets located throughout the college.
  • Restaurants/​cafes are available on the first and second floor.
  • Vending machines are available on the first and second floor.
  • Water stations are available throughout the college.

Permit to Work System (PTW):

The college operates a strict PTW system for the following areas of work:

  • Hot Works
  • Confined Spaces
  • Working at Height
  • Electrical

PTW must be arranged through the Estates Office before work commences.

You must comply with traffic restrictions whilst on College property.

Do not exceed the speed limit displayed, or no more than 10 mph if not specified.

Always be aware of people moving across the site, particularly over road ways. Secure all loads on vehicles.If reversing use a banks person.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

PPE must be worn whilst you are carrying out work on the College premises as indicated by your risk assessments.


Take appropriate security measures whilst on site. DO NOT leave tools unattended and keep vehicles locked. Take particular care with any hazardous materials.

Disposal of Waste:

Ensure all waste is disposed of correctly, either as agreed with the Property Manager or by removing it from the site yourself for safe disposal or re-cycling.

Please be aware of College staff and learners whilst you are working. DO NOT allow anyone to enter areas that have been closed off during your work, or to handle equipment or other materials. Warning signs and cordons should be displayed as appropriate.

Praise and Complaints Policy

Praise and Complaints are used to monitor, review and improve the quality of our customers’ experience at New College Stamford. Important feedback from our customers, clients, students and staff members can contribute to the review and continuous improvement of our services and processes.

To ensure all complaints and comments are dealt with in an effective manner we have produced the below Praise and Complaints Policy, please click the link to see more.

Complaints and Praise Policy

If you would like to praise us, or if unfortunately you have a complaint to make, please phone is on: 01780 484 300 or download and complete our Complaints and Praise Form Sept 2018 and email it to qualityimprovement@​stamford.​ac.​uk

Exams Appeal Procedure

Please click here to read our Exams Appeals Procedure.

This document sets out the processes for appealing against decisions made by the JCQ awarding bodies in relation to GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project qualifications undertaken at New College Stamford.


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