Important documents for Higher Education students

Both before you start your Higher Education course at the University Centre at Blackburn College (and during your studies) you may find some information useful. This includes our Student Agreement, our Tuition Fee Policy and our Complaints Procedure. These are all documents that we believe you should have access to whilst you are considering which University or Higher Education provider you may wish to choose.

The Student Agreement

Our Student Agreement outlines the terms and conditions you will have with us if you accept an offer of a place on a Higher Education programme of study at Blackburn College. 

Year of entry:

Download the Student Agreement 2019/20

Download the Student Agreement 2018/19

Download the Student Agreement 2017/18

Download the Student Agreement 2015/16

Download the Student Agreement 2016/17

Tuition Fee Policy

Our Tuition Fee Policy sets out what we will charge different groups of students for different courses/programmes of study for a specified year.

You can find this information in summarised form elsewhere on our website but you may wish to review the full policy when considering which Higher Education provider to choose.

Year of entry

Download the Tuition Fee Policy - 2019/20

Download the Tuition Fee Policy - 2018/19

Download the Tuition Fee Policy - 2017/18

Our Complaints Policy

We hope that you do not ever need to make a complaint to us, but sometimes circumstances arise that you may be unhappy about. Sometimes these circumstances arise before you even choose to study with us - for example you may not be offered a place on a course and believe this decision to be unfair. For this reason you may also wish to view our Complaints Policy.

Complaints Procedure 2017-2018

Complaints Process 2017-2018

Complaints Procedure - Complaints Form

Complaints Procedure - Appeals Form 

Our Academic Regulations

Our higher education courses are regulated by a formal set of Academic Regulations which cover all aspects of the formal processes by which your programmes of study are devised, delivered and assessed, and by which students are admitted onto study and awarded degrees or other study outcomes. You can read the Academic Regulations here:

University Centre at Blackburn College Academic Regulations 

Student Protection Plan

Our Student Protection Plan assesses the risks which may impact upon our students’ continuity of study at Blackburn College and outlines the measures we will take in order to protect their interests in the unlikely event that any of these materialise.

Student Protection Plan

Access and Participation Plan

The Office for Students (OfS) is the regulatory body for Higher Education in the UK. One of its roles is to promote and safeguard fair access to and participation in Higher Education. It helps to safeguard fair access to Higher Education by approving and monitoring Access and Participation Plans – documents in which universities and colleges offering Higher Education have to set out their tuition fee limits, the measures they intend to put in place for students and outreach work such as summer schools. All institutions’ agreements are available on the OfS website.

Access and Participation Plan