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About this Website

This website contains information about South Thames College to help connect students, businesses and the wider community to our courses and services.

Information is provided in good faith. Details, including those about courses and facilities, are subject to change due to a range of internal and external factors, including government legislation and our duty to manage public funds efficiently. Information on this website does not create a binding contract.

We may make changes to information on this website at any time and without notice.

The content of this website, or of external pages to which there are links, relating to matters and organisations outside the College is for general information only and does not constitute any recommendation or warranty.

We cannot guarantee that this website, or access to it, will be error-free, or that the website or the servers that make it available will be free of viruses or bugs. Any content downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website is obtained at your own risk.

Copyright

Content and images on this website cannot be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for private, non-commercial use. Any other use requires express permission from us.

Course and fee information

On occasion it is necessary to move, alter or withdraw courses. All courses run subject to demand.

When a course is cancelled or amended to the extent that enrolled students are no longer able to attend, we will transfer enrolled students to an appropriate alternative course where possible.

Fees may change at short notice. The fees payable are those in force at the time of enrolment and supersede any previously advertised. You can read our refunds policy for more information on fees and refunds.

Course hours and study mode can vary according to circumstances like benefit and visa status. They are set so that the College and students meet the requirements of government departments, funding and awarding bodies. We will confirm if your course is full-time or part-time on enrolment or in subsequent correspondence, subject to your circumstances.

Where the same course runs at more than one campus, the student experience may differ between campuses due to a range of factors including existing employer contacts with tutors, proximity to external venues and facilities on that campus. This difference could include, but is not limited to, work experience opportunities, visits or field trips and units studied.

Entry requirements are given as a guide only and may be altered at any stage up to and including enrolment. Additional competency assessments may be required and we try to provide notice of this where possible. Completing one level, with us or at another institution, is no guarantee of being accepted onto a higher level course. Each application is assessed on its own merits.

As appropriate and reasonable, we try to inform people where they are affected by substantive changes in course or other information.

You should check with us to confirm details especially around costs, times and locations.

Get in touch

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Web accessibility

Making the web easier to use

If you would like to learn more about how to make the web easier to use and access visit the BBC's My Web, My Way, which explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you.

How we're working to make improvements

We know that there are areas of any website where accessibility can be improved and we do make adjustment and improvements when and where possible. If you've spotted an area that needs updating or changing, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cookies policy

We take the privacy of our site users seriously and take care to protect your personal information. This policy tells you what personal information we may collect from you, how we may use it, and your rights in respect of its use. By using this website, you accept the terms of this policy.

1. What are Cookies

Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit.  Its primary job is to notify the site when you've returned, recording your preferences to help deliver a better and more personalised service. They are also used to drive website improvement.

2. What information do we collect

From any point after you have entered our website we may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.

This information provides statistical data about our visitors browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your computer.

The cookies will enable us to:

  • Estimate our general audience size and how people use our site
  • Recognise you when you return to our site
  • Track the first and last pages you visit and your total number of visits to the website.

We also let the Google Analytics service collect cookies during the time you use our website. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify any individual.

These cookies let us to improve navigation and content by letting us:

  • Track how long you spend on any page existing within our website
  • Track how you have been visiting the website
  • Track how you came to access the website including any keyword searches, search engine information or referrer.
  • Recognise that you have returned to our site.

In summary our website will, by use of cookies:

  • Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics, enabling us to report on site usage, audience type and size etc.

Download the Cookies Policy as a PDF document.

This website is built and hosted by Qlue and content is developed and maintained by the College.