Policies

Click the links below for information regarding our policies:


Payment of Fees by Home Students

The College may, in exceptional circumstances, permit some fees to be paid by instalments. Students, upon request, will be given information regarding acceptable payment methods and instalment options as part of their enrolment instructions. Instalment plans will generally only be available where the total fee due exceeds £750. Exceptions to this lower limit are at the discretion of the Principal, informed by the Group Chief Operating Officer and the Head of Learner Services. All additional costs will be included when setting up the individual payment plan. There will be a maximum of three instalments, with payment of the first instalment at enrolment, the second by 30th November and the third, where applicable, by 1st March.


City of Westminster College is a Further and Higher Education college which values diversity within its learners and staff.

Here are some interesting facts about the College and its community…

Our Staff and Learners:

  • The gender balance of our staff is 52.5% female, 47.5% male. In terms of our students, 44% of students are female and 56% are male.
  • In terms of ethnicity, 34% of our staff are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. On the other hand, our student cohort comprises 62 percent BME which is significantly higher than the 20.9 percent within FE.
  • 5% of our staff has declared a disability.
  • All of our staff undertakes training on Equality and Diversity and students also attend sessions that cover this subject area.

Please see the documents below for further information:


To fulfil our role as a provider of education and training, City of Westminster College (a constituent college of United Colleges Group) has to handle a large amount of personal data. We take data privacy very seriously.


We are working to ensure our policies and processes are up-to-date and comply with all relevant legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Below you can find links to all our relevant policies and statements.​


Online Accessibility

City of Westminster College is committed to making its online services available to as many people as possible. We have therefore made a number of changes to our new website to make it accessible in accordance with the accessibility guidelines.

PDFs

There are many links to PDF documents on our site. To read these documents, you will need to download Adobe Reader. 

Compliance

We believe strongly in the right for all our users to have easy access to our services and information. For this reason it is our aim to ensure that all web pages made for this website are written using cascading style sheets (CSS) for presentation and aim to conform to the web content guidelines.

Text size

We've made it easy for you to change the size on our website. If the text is too small for you, then you can change it to a size that you are more comfortable with:

  • In Internet Explorer (IE) on PCs, click the view tab in the menu bar and select text size. You will find a choice of sizes available to use.
  • In most other browsers, including recent versions of Mozilla and Safari (on Mac), text size is renamed text zoom.

Cookies

City of Westminster College, like most websites, uses cookies in order to provide you with the best online experience. These cookies are small text files which contain information allowing us to remember your prefered settings and/or to collect anonymous information about how you use the site.

The list below is a full list of the cookies which City of Westminster College's website uses:

Cookie Blocker - we use a cookie blocker to prevent the cookie warning at the top of the page being shown every time you visit:

  • ALLOW_COOKIES

Google Analytics - we use Google Analytics to better understand how users navigate our site, the data we collect is completely anonymous:

  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz

Twitter - the Twitter feed on our homepage website sets cookies in order to function:

  • guest_id
  • _twitter
  • _sess
  • k
  • __utma
  • __utmz
  • __utmc
  • __utmv

 

Facebook Custom Audience Tracking  - we use this to deliver advertising to potential students via Facebook:

  • c_user 
  • csm 
  • datr 
  • fr 
  • lu 
  • xs 

 

Click here for guidance on how to disable cookies in your browser

 

Terms and Conditions

City of Westminster College takes every effort to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate. However, City of Westminster College cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of content. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

Course Disclaimer

City of Westminster College has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that this course database is accurate. However, applicants are advised that the process of development between publication and the completion of programmes may lead to occasional variations, for which the College disclaims legal liability. The College reserves the right to revise, alter or discontinue courses of study and to amend the regulations at any time without notice. Applicants are asked to note that courses will run only if sufficient numbers are recruited.

General Website isclaimer

While City of Westminster College have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on the pages of this site inserted by us, we can accept no legal liability in respect of any inaccuracy or incompleteness in such information. Cityof Westminster College accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy and completion of information appearing on this website. No part of these website pages may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system except for 'fair use'.

Hyperlinking

Users may through hypertext or other computer "links" gain access to other websites on the Internet which are not part of the City of Westminster College website. The College assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the City of Westminster College website which may be accessed through any such "link."

Virus protection

City of Westminster College makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for users to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. City of Westminster College cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to a user's data or computer systems which may occur whilst using material from the City of Westminster College website.

Copyright

Save where otherwise specified, the contents of all the pages contained in the website are copyright of the City of Westminster College. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of these pages in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the following permissions. The user may make an electronically stored, transient copy of these web pages for the purpose of viewing them online only. Logos, domain names and trademarks of companies appearing in the website are the property of their respective owners.

Logos

The copying and use of the City of Westminster  College logo and other City of Westminster  College-related logos are not permitted without prior approval of City of Westminster College. Permission requests should be directed to the Marketing Team . Tell us who you are, the organisation you represent (if any), how and why you wish to use our logo. Please include these details as follows:
• Name
• Department/Organisation
• Reason for use of logo
• Format of logo required

• Contact details

Terms & Conditions 2018/2019

The College will make every endeavour to run courses and programmes which are advertised. However, we reserve the right to cancel classes which do not enrol sufficient numbers to make the class viable.  In some circumstances, classes may be combined to achieve viability.  We shall contact you if your class is cancelled and, where possible, make arrangements for you to attend an alternative class or offer you a refund.

Refunds Policy for Short Courses

The College has a 'no-refunds' policy other than in cases where the action taken by the College results in you, the student being unable to take up a place on the course e.g.

  • The course is cancelled by the College
  • The dates of the course are changed and you can no longer attend
  • You withdraw prior to the commencement of the course due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control. 
Where a refund is agreed, we will use the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise by both parties.
Course Fees

Setting and Alteration of Course Fees

Course fees are set annually.  Information on course fees is published in the Course Guide or on the College Website and is accurate at the time of publication and all reasonable efforts are taken to ensure that it is correct.  However, the College reserves the right to alter course fees as a result of changes due to external factors, such as those imposed by awarding bodies and funding agencies. It also reserves the right to alter fees should there be discrepancies in the fees.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change any of the Terms and Conditions (whether contained in these Terms and Conditions or in any other Terms and Conditions contained on any of the pages of the Site) at any time. It is your responsibility to visit the Terms and Conditions of the Site on a regular basis to ascertain whether any amendments to these Terms and Conditions or to any of the Terms and Conditions on other areas of the Site have been made. If you do not agree to such an amendment, you should immediately cease to use the Site.