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Higher Education Information

Office for Students Transparency Return

The information published on these pages shows:

The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socioeconomic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses, and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

With regard to information that is split by the three characteristics of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic background you will see that some figures may be highlighted. This is because those differences between groups of students with particular characteristics are notable.

Student Protection Plan

Registered higher education providers in England are required to publish a ‘Student Protection Plan.’ This Student Protection Plan details what the Group is doing to prevent serious disruption to our students and what it will do if our students’ studies were to be seriously disrupted. This plan must be approved by the Office for Students (OfS) under the condition imposed under sections 5 and 13(1)(c) of HERA.

A Student Protection Plan covers the following:

  • An explanation of potential risks to the continuation of study for EKC Group Higher Education students and the likelihood that those risks will become real.
  • An explanation of the measures that the College has put in place to mitigate risks.
  • The Group’s approach to student redress in the event that the institution is no longer able to ensure continuation of study.
  • Information about how the Group will communicate with students and staff about the student protection plan.
  • Information about how the Group will consult with students through the development of the Student Protection Plan.

This plan applies to all students at EKC Group who are registered on a taught Higher Education programme and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

We are a group of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.