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Equal Opportunities Policy

Manchester City College is committed to equal opportunities in the provision of its services. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no person is treated less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, disability, religious belief, nationality or ethnic origin.
Manchester City College fully promotes the elimination of discrimination and is committed to achieving a high standard of equality. Where possible and on request we will provide letters, forms, course materials, and other documents in large print.

This policy is effective from January 2015 and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is to never pass on or sell any of your personal details.
Although we are not required to register under the Data Protection Act, we have this extended policy to help you understand what information we collect from you, why we collect it and what we do with it.
What personal information we collect
We only collect personal information that you want to provide to us or that is needed to provide (and improve) our service to you. We collect direct personal information such as name, address and e-mail address as well as further details about yourself to help us assess your learning needs and ability or to ensure equality of opportunity.
How we keep your personal information secure
We take appropriate measures to keep your personal information private and secure. Main data is kept at our Longsight Centre office and only authorised staff has access to your personal information. We will keep your personal data for a reasonable amount of time after you cease to become a customer to ensure any disputes can be adequately dealt with and for internal marketing only.
What we use your personal information
Your personal information will be used to administer and support our services to you. Statistical information may be created from the information you provide us. You will not be identifiable by name in any such data. Your personal information may also be used from time to time for our own marketing purposes.
Who we disclose your personal information to
We will never share your personal information with any third party unless you have given us specific permission to do this. This may be for careers advice or to access further suitable courses or funding – we will always get your permission before passing on your details. We may supply your personal information to government bodies, the police or courts if we are required to do so in law or by a court order; or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process; or to protect the rights of our staff, other customers and the public.
How you can access the personal information we hold about you.
You have the legal right to ask us to provide you with all the information we hold about you. There is a fee payable for this of £10. You may also have your personal information deleted, corrected or revised if appropriate. If you want to request access to your personal information you should email us info@manchestercitycollege.org

This policy is effective from January 2015 and will be reviewed annually or as the law changes.


Health and Safety

It is the policy of the Company to place great importance on the safety of its employees, clients, visitors, contractors and members of the public, considering this as a management responsibility equal to that of any other management function. In the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all plant, equipment and facilities, management are to do everything that is reasonably practicable to prevent personal injuries and ill health to its employees, clients, visitors, contractors and members of the public. To this end, management will provide such training and equipment as is necessary to enable employees to work safely.
The Company will carry out such Assessments as may be necessary for the identification of hazards and the control of risks. Employees are expected to behave responsibly and take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and to co-operate with management to create a safe and healthy working environment.

 

This policy is effective from January 2015 and will be reviewed annually or as the law changes.



Code of Behaviour

This document forms part of the customer contract you have with Manchester City College. Being a student carries rights and obligations. This document sets out a Code of Behaviour you are required to observe and Manchester City College reserve the rights to take appropriate action against any student who does not comply with this.
Through its Equality and Diversity Policy, Manchester City College is committed to combating discrimination.
One of the key aims of Manchester City College is to provide a safe, secure and attractive environment for all its staff, students and visitors that is conducive to learning.
This list is not exhaustive but studentâ
€™s obligations include the following:

·         To behave at all times in an appropriate manner to other students, staff and visitors.

·         To attend all classes and complete all courses at the times required.

·         To refrain from stealing or deliberately damaging the college or other people's personal property.

·         To comply with regulations applying to particular areas in the centre.
Misconduct


This list is not exhaustive but breaches of discipline include:

·         Non-attendance and / or consistent lateness
Unacceptable language

·         Littering the centre

·         Academic impropriety

·         Breach of health & safety regulations

·         Harassment of students, staff or visitors including sexual or racial harassment or incitement to racial harassment

·         Incapacity through drink, drug or solvents and possession and / or misuse of these substances

·         Violent, indecent, disorderly, intimidating, threatening or abusive behaviour or language

·         Fighting / physical or verbal assault

·         Computer misuse including, but not limited to, accessing pornographic websites on the internet

·         Breach of any provision of any centre's rules or regulations

If any member of Manchester City College including staff is in breach of this code of behaviour, Manchester City College will then apply the appropriate disciplinary Procedure.

This document forms part of the student contract you have with Manchester City College. Being a student carries rights and obligations. This document set out Code of Behaviour you are required to observe and Manchester City College reserve the rights to take appropriate action against any student who does not comply with this.


Through its Equality and Diversity Policy, Manchester City College is committed to combating discrimination. One of the key aims of Manchester City College is to provide a safe, secure and attractive environment for all its staff, students and visitors that is conducive to learning.
This list is not exhaustive but students obligations include the following:

·         To behave at all times in an appropriate manner to other students, staff and visitors.

·         To attend all classes and complete all courses at the times required.

·         To refrain from stealing or deliberately damaging the Manchester City College or the personal property of others.

·         To comply with regulations applying to particular areas in the centre.

 

This policy is effective from January 2015 and will be reviewed annually or as the law changes.