Rules, Regulations & 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.

CFS Academic Framework

CFS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CFS TUITION FEE POLICY

CFS Procedures for Assessment, Reassessment & Progression (2-year ba courses only)

Flowchart: CFS Procedures for Assessment, Reassessment & Progression (2-year BA Courses Only)

CFS student Attendance Policy and Procedure

CFS ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION POLICY

CFS SUPPORTED STUDIES PROCEDURE

CFS PERSONAL TUTOR POLICY

CFS Student Complaints Policy

CFS Academic Appeals Policy

CFS CONSUMER PROTECTION compliance POLICY

CFS BA Selection Criteria & Admissions Policy & Procedure

CFS MA Selection Criteria & Admissions Policy & Procedure

CFS Admissions Representation Procedure

CFS Social Media Policy

CFS Equality and Diversity Policy

UoG Academic Regulations for BA & MA Courses (external link)

UoG Assessment Principles & Procedures (EXTERNAL LINK)

UoG Quality Handbook (EXTERNAL LINK)

UOG Academic Appeals Policy (external link)

QAA Review May 2018 (EXTERNAL LINK)