GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COLLEGE
A professional appearance sets a good standard for their future in employment and is an expectation of any employer. Learners are expected to maintain high industry standards at all times whilst at college and when attending professional external events.
The standards expected are:
- Professional language and behaviour to be used at all times
- Adhere to all health and safety procedures and maintain hygienic, health and safety practices at all times such as washing their hands, kit and equipment, including their work area before and after each practical assessment
- Full uniform to be worn at all times. For beauty and make-up learners, a black cardigan is allowed to be worn in theory classes but not in any practical session. Should they require a different uniform for religious reasons this must be discussed with their tutor
- Footwear must be plain black shoes with no open toes, patterns or logos/ trainers must not be worn
- Learners are to wear ID badges at all times, swiping in and out when entering and leaving the building
- Maintenance of professional personal appearance and hygiene
- Hair colour should appear natural and tied up neatly or tied back for shoulder length hair. Hair accessories must be discreet
- No jewellery to be worn when in uniform and to be in line with health and safety regulations and procedures
- Nails must be clean, short and unvarnished. Artificial nails will need to be removed prior to attendance at college to be in line with health and safety regulations
- No smoking in uniform or surrounding the college premises or off site venues
- No personal belongings, including mobile phones, bags and coats to be bought into theory and practical class rooms. All learners are provided a locker to store personal belongings. Clear LCBT bags are permitted in theory classrooms only. And can be purchased from salon reception
- Padlocks for lockers must be bought in each day to store personal belongings
- Bring to college the correct equipment needed to support their learning in both practical and theory lessons, for example pens, paper etc
- Learners will be expected to perform and receive all treatments including hair, beauty and makeup
Behaviour Guidelines And Consequences Of Failure To Adhere To These
It is vital to ensure a safe and comfortable college environment, so that all college users, e.g. learners, staff, clients, etc. are able to enjoy and benefit from their time here. As in any large organisation, it is important to have clear guidance on the type of behaviour that might impact negatively on other people and must be avoided. This will also prepare they for the professional standards expected in their relevant industry. The lists which outline behaviour and performance concerns, which the college deal with by following the disciplinary procedure, however these lists are not exhaustive.
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
- Failure to complete adequate revision for tests
- Persistent / frequent lateness, i.e. more than twice to all sessions
- Persistent / frequent absence
- Failure to hand in assignments on time and to the required standard
- Failure to complete practical assessments
- Refusing assessment opportunities
- Failure to attend or participate in other compulsory elements of the course, e.g. work experience, timetabled classroom sessions, English and/or Maths sessions
- Failure to attend lessons with required materials
- Failure to attend events / enrichment or to make up hours missed from enrichment
- Failure to attend compulsory scheduled tests
- Failure to observe college policies, regulations or procedures.
- Failure to observe safety or security regulations or procedures.
- Abusive language, rude attitude or disrespectful behaviour towards any lecturer, member of staff, learner, college user or visitor on any part of the college premises whether on or off college premises.
- Deliberate misuse of, damage to or misappropriation of any learning material and/or equipment, furniture, fitting or other property belonging to the college or any of its users.
- Any activity, whether on or outside the college premises, which threatens the wellbeing of any college users, including the use of mobile phones on college premises unless authorised.
- Obstruction or attempted obstruction of the entry of staff, learners and authorised visitors to college premises (or any part of the college premises) or prevention of members of the college conducting their legitimate business in the college.
- Disruptive or noisy behaviour, including the inappropriate use of mobile phones and electronic equipment.
- Unauthorised use of websites particularly those citing hatred towards British Values.
- Cheating, plagiarism (passing off other people’s work and/or ideas as their own), copying of other learners’ work or from other sources such as websites or textbooks.
- Refusing to carry out assessments when requested.
- Refusing to receive or perform assessments in practical sessions.
- Intentionally damaging college property.
- Alterations of assessment materials.
- Not following staff instructions.
Unacceptable IT Use guidelines:
- Use of mobile devices unless permission has been given to do so.
- Seek, retrieve, display or download information which is obscene, extremist or pornographic.
- Inappropriate use of Social Media, Internet or applications to create, write or distribute material which could be considered harassing, offensive, pornographic or otherwise objectionable.
- On-line gaming, on-line gambling, internet shopping, file sharing, or video broadcasting (e.g., YouTube), unless they have the permission of a member of staff to do so.
- Reveal confidential company information of any sort (this includes client or employee data or any other material covered by existing company policies and procedures on confidentiality).
- Intercept information meant for others or access controls of systems and networks of other individuals or organisations.
- Unauthorised use of websites particularly citing hatred towards British Values.
Any learner committing any of the following breaches will be immediately asked to leave the college pending a decision on whether the learner should be suspended or withdrawn from the course.
- Violent or intimidating behaviour towards any lecturer, member of staff, learner, college user or visitor, whether on any part of the college premises or outside of college or on social media.
- Threatening, bullying, victimising or harassing behaviour towards any lecturer, member of staff, learner, college user or visitor, whether on any part of the college premises or outside of college or on social media.
- Assaulting any user of the college whether on or off college premises.
- Setting off fire alarms without due cause or ignoring the instructions of staff in an emergency.
- Bringing / carrying an offensive weapon into college premises.
- Being intoxicated on college premises and carrying, storing, using or dealing in any illegal substances on college premises.
- Committing theft, attempting to commit theft or aiding and abetting theft.
- Disrupting others from learning or the function of the college.
- Endangering the health and safety of others as laid down in the college’s health and safety policy.
- Failure to stop any unacceptable behaviour / misconduct when instructed to do so by a member of the college staff.
- Causing disruption or failing to comply with an invigilator’s instructions, during examinations, this is examination malpractice.
- Plagiarism, putting work that is not your own forward for assessment, e.g. text copied from the internet or other learners’ work
- Bringing into the college network illegal (copied or downloaded music, pirate software, etc.), offensive and extremist (racist, obscene etc.), pornographic or potentially harmful data (programs, viruses, etc.).
- Harassment of anyone on the grounds of sex, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability, political or religious belief, lack of religious belief, socio-economic background.
- Inappropriate behaviour, e.g. causing disruption or failing to comply with an invigilator’s instructions, during examinations.
- Bringing the name of the college into disrepute.
- Falsification of any assessment documentation.
- Failure to attend or improve attendance once actioned in a satisfactory time scale may result in being withdrawn from their course
- Not attending a sufficient amount of guided learning hours
- Failure to commit to all elements of your study programme such as English and maths and meet attendance and behaviour requirements in the first 6 weeks of programme to all elements
Disciplinary action will be taken in any of the above situations and is taken seriously by the college.
LCBT’s disciplinary procedure mirrors that of industry. Before the Disciplinary process is implemented learners are given up to 2 ‘Improvement points’, this allows learners to address any concerns where they have not met college rules or regulations as outlined in the section above.
Improvement points will be discussed between learner and Lecturer, Program Manager or other Senior Manager. Learners will be given an agreed time by which the improvements should be made. Failure to show improvement after the 2nd Improvement Point will instigate the Disciplinary Process.
The disciplinary process follows a sequence from 1-5 as outlined below, with Exclusion from college being a serious and last resort.
The possible outcomes of the suspension meeting could include; no further action being taken, being put onto a report system to allow behaviour and performance to be monitored or exclusion from the programme of study.
Failure to attend a suspension meeting may result in the hearing taking place in your absence. The outcome of a suspension meeting will be communicated to learners 5 working days following the meeting date.
** Any learner who displays inconsistent behaviour or gross misconduct will be suspended pending investigation which could result in permanent exclusion
Please note that they have the right to appeal any disciplinary action that is taken, at any stage of the process. An appeal should be addressed in writing to the Head of Safeguarding, London College of Beauty Therapy, Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LN, or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org