Policies and Procedures - Northern School of Contemporary Dance
 

STUDENT-RELATED POLICIES

NSCD programmes of study are validated by the University of Kent. For more information please visit:

University of Kent 

Admission to NSCD

In this section you will find the following policies relating to admission to a course of higher education at NSCD: 

  • NSCD Admissions Policy 
  • NSCD Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy
  • NSCD Terms and Conditions for 2022 entry
  • NSCD Fees Policy 
  • Course Deposit Policy

For information about our courses, please visit: www.nscd.ac.uk/study/courses/

NSCD Admissions Policy

NSCD Admissions Policy

NSCD Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy

NSCD Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy
Admissions Appeal/Complaint Form

Terms and Conditions

NSCD Terms and Conditions - 2022 entry
CDD Terms and Conditions - current students

NSCD Fees Policy

NSCD Student-facing policies

Following NSCD’s Independent registration with the Office for Students from 2022/23 all Student-facing policies will be updated in time for the new academic year in September 2022.

NSCD Student Handbook 2021-22
Attendance & Student Engagement Policy
Working with Others Handbook
Disordered Eating Guidelines

This policy is due to be reviewed with student, staff and sector consultation 2021/22.

Disordered Eating Guidelines

Equality and Diversity Statement
Intermission Policy
Interruption of Studies Request form
Reasonable Adjustment Policy
UKVI Student Route Visa Compliance Policy
Prevent Strategy
University of Kent Regulations

Mental Health Charter

The University Mental Health Charter was created by thousands of staff and students to shape a future in which everyone in higher education can thrive.

​The Charter provides a set of principles to support universities across the UK in making mental health a university-wide priority. It forms the basis of the Charter Award Scheme, being developed in 2020, which will recognise and reward universities that promote good mental health and demonstrate good practice.

The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama have used the principles of the University Mental Health Charter to develop a Charter which is more relevant to our specific institutional needs and context.

Mental Health Charter

Coming soon – September 2022

Criminal Records Policy

The School has a responsibility to provide a secure, safe environment for students, staff, visitors and other individuals, and must balance this alongside any legal requirements (such as those to protect vulnerable individuals).  In line with this responsibility, the Conservatoire has a criminal records policy which contains procedures for managing the disclosure of criminal records.  This applies both to applicants who are applying to study on a course of higher education  and also to students who are registered at NSCD.

Some programmes of study may require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  You should contact your School policy contact if you have any queries about this.

The policy sets out the common approach and procedures that allow the school to assess any potential risk posed by an individual having a relevant criminal conviction, and determine what appropriate action (if any) might be needed.  Having a criminal record is not necessarily a bar to becoming or continuing as a student at NSCD. Please see the policy for further information.

Criminal Records Policy

Coming soon – September 20

Appendix 1 Criminal Convictions Panels Form for Assessing Criminal Records

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 2 Criminal Record Consideration Criteria

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 3 Criminal Records Consideration Procedure for Applicants

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 4 Criminal Records Consideration Procedure for Registered Students

Coming soon – September 2022

Data Processing Statement

The data processing statement and accompanying Schedules 1 and 2 outline how Northern School of Contemporary Dance holds and processes your personal data, including the types of data, the categories/purposes of processing, where we will share data with third parties, and the lawful bases for processing data, in accordance with Article 6 of GDPR.

Data Processing Statement

These will be update September 2022

 

The below statement replaces all previous versions of the CDD Data Processing Statement.

Data Processing Statement (2019)

Schedule 1

Schedule 2

Emergency Powers of Exclusion and Suspension

Where a concern is raised relating to a student’s wellbeing and/or conduct, whether on or off School premises, which represents a potential or actual threat to the safety, security, health, wellbeing, good order, or reputation of the student, and/or of the School,  its members, an external organisation or placement provider, or members of the public, a member of staff may make a recommendation to the  CEO or the CEO’s delegate that the student should be temporarily suspended and/or excluded.

Emergency Powers of Exclusion and Suspension

Coming soon – September 2

Guide to Emergency Powers Policy

Coming soon – September 2022

Inclusivity Policies and Protocols

As part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama Inclusive Cultures Strategy, the Conservatoire is in the process of developing a series of policies and protocol addressing a range of subjects including: gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, race and ethnicity, mental health and well-being, and disability.

This is an on-going project. Additional policies and protocols will be published here as they are completed.

Non-Academic Misconduct Policy

Non-Academic Misconduct policy and procedures (including appendices 1 & 2)

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 3 – Guidance on Hearings (General Provisions)

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 4 – Template CDD Misconduct Referral form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 5 – Preliminary Enquiry Investigation Report form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 6 – Non-Academic Misconduct Appeal Form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 7 – Summary of Procedural Timescales in policy

Coming soon – September 2022

Student Guide to Non-Academic Misconduct policy

Coming soon – September 2022

Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Related Behaviours

Northern School of Contemporary Dance seeks to maintain an environment which is safe and conducive for all members of the school, whether students or staff, and which supports the wellbeing of all such individuals, as well as fostering the professional development of all trainees. This endeavour is supported by the Inclusive Cultures Strategy.

The NSCD Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Related Behaviours underpins and is founded upon the principles outlined in the Inclusive Cultures Strategy, which reflect the commitment to establishing a culture of mutual respect and support, and to ensuring a zero tolerance for sexual violence and misconduct, harassment and related behaviours.

Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Related Behaviours

Coming soon – September 2022

 

Appendix A: Stage 1 Procedure

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix A1: Stage 1 Report Form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix B (including B1 & B2): Alternative Resolution Processes

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix C: Precautionary Measures

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix C1: Precautionary Measures Request to CEO form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix D: Procedures for Allegations Reported to the Police

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix E: Risk Assessment

Coming soon – September 2022

Guides to Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Harassment & Related Behaviours and Policy Procedures

Coming soon – September 2022

 

Guidance for Students and Staff

Coming soon – September 2022

Refunds and Compensation Policy

The Refunds and Compensation Policy explains how Northern School will meet its obligations regarding refunds and compensation for registered students of the Conservatoire, including when matters arise which trigger the Student Protection Plan.

Refunds and Compensation Policy

Coming soon – September 2022

Guidance note on requests for refunds and compensation

Coming soon – September 2022

Student Complaints Procedure

Northern School of Contemporary Dance is committed to considering and investigating genuine complaints from students. NSCD defines a complaint as being an expression of dissatisfaction by one or more students about an action or lack of action by NSCD, which warrants a response.

This complaints procedure encompasses NSCD’s procedures for student complaints.

Student Complaints Policy and Procedure

Coming soon – September 2022

Student Complaint Form

Coming soon – September 2

Student Group Complaint Form

Coming soon – September 2022

Guide to Student Complaints

Coming soon – September 2022

Student Protection Plan

As a registered higher education provider, NSCD is required by the Office for Students (OfS) to publish a Student Protection Plan (SPP) that sets out the steps that will be taken by the school to protect students in circumstances that might lead to the discontinuation of their programme of study.  Possible scenarios that might result in the discontinuation of students’ programmes of study, and the steps that would be taken in such situations, are set out in the Student Protection Plan below.

For further information, please see also the Refunds and Compensation Policy.

Student Protection Plan

Student Transfer Arrangements

Student Transfer Arrangements Statement

Coming soon – September 2022

Support Through Studies

Support Through Studies refers to your ability to engage positively and fully with your programme of study and to fulfil the expectations of the course, designed to support the needs of students.

Support Through Studies is not about your academic or professional ability.  It is about having supportive procedures which can be used by staff when a student’s health, well-being and/or behaviour is, or appears to be at risk of, having a detrimental impact upon their studies and/or ability to cope with student life.

Support Through Studies policy and procedure and Appendix 1

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 2 Support Through Studies Cause for Concern Form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 3 Support Through Studies Appeal Form

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 4 Support Through Studies Risk Assessment

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 5 Support Through Studies Template Action Plan

Coming soon – September 2022

Appendix 6 Support Through Studies Procedural Flowchart

Coming soon – September 2022

Guide to the Support Through Studies Policy

Coming soon – September 2022