The College makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the programmes of study, additional opportunities and other services and facilities described in this publication and other College documents.
However, the College may in some circumstances be required to:
make reasonable variations to the content and/or syllabus of programmes of study
alter the timetable, location, number of classes and/or method of delivery of programmes of study and methods and timings of assessments, provided such alterations are reasonable and necessary
make reasonable changes to its regulations, policies and procedures
combine programmes of study
suspend, discontinue or not provide programmes of study
The College may be required to take the actions outlined above in the following circumstances and/or for the following reasons:
if the College reasonably considers this to be necessary in order to appropriately manage its resources and/or provide continuous improvement in the best interests of students
to comply with the requirements on an awarding, validating or accrediting body / HEI
because a key member of staff is unwell or leaves the College and/or because too few students apply to join a programme for it to be viable
due to developments in theories or practices in academic and professional areas, which will be in the interests of students
to comply with changes in law or comply with the instructions of the College's regulators or a professional body
in order to implement enhancements recommended by the College’s External Examiners or identified through quality assurance processes, for example Academic Programme Review or Validating/ Awarding organisation requirement / recommendation
to respond to any changes in external funding arrangements
to ensure compliance with best practice in the sector in the interests of students
If the College chooses to exercise its right to make changes in accordance with the above, it shall take all reasonable steps to notify the affected students and minimise any disruption to their studies.
In the unlikely event that the College discontinues, fails to provide a programme of study or significantly changes the content or syllabus of a programme, method of delivery or method of assessment of a programme or the location at which a programme is taught, (in each case either before or after a programme begins):
the College will consider and implement any mitigation measures it concludes are reasonable and proportionate in the relevant circumstances, to minimise any disruption to students’ studies
the College will tell the relevant individuals at the earliest possible opportunity
the College will seek to offer the individual a suitable replacement programme at the College for which the individual is qualified (and subject to the individual student meeting relevant conditions for the programme)
If the individual does not wish to accept the College's offer of a replacement programme or the College is unable to offer a replacement programme, an individual will be entitled to:
withdraw his / her application
withdraw from the programme
In the event that the individual student withdraws, the College will make an appropriate refund of tuition fees and deposits paid in line with the Lincoln College Fees Policy.
The College will provide students with educational services with reasonable care and skill. The College will also provide you with a range of pastoral and support services in addition to the services being provided under these Terms. Please note that the availability and scope of these pastoral and support services are subject to change during your programme of study for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, in response to funding arrangements and the needs of students. The College therefore maintains discretion to vary and/or amend the availability and scope of pastoral and support services at any time.
The College will not be liable to you for any failure or delay in the delivery of provision outlined in this document if it is due to any event beyond our reasonable control eg. Strikes / industrial action, acts of God, National emergencies.