An application form must be filled out. All necessary documentation should be attached to the completed application form. Application is assessed by admission personnel. An offer letter is issued to the student as a guarantee for eligibility of admission. Fees may be lodged into LCSE bank account through international banks worldwide. Please note that the student reference number (on the offer letter) is listed in the bank transfer description field when making the money transfer. Upon receipt of full course fees, a receipt with an acceptance letter is forwarded to the student. International students requiring UK Visa & Immigration may then proceed to apply for a student visa at the UK High Commission / Embassy in the country of origin or closest neighbouring country where there is no UK High Commission / Embassy. Please visit the Visas and immigration website at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas for more detailed information concerning students from visa-required..
Admission Policy All decisions relating to admissions will be made in the best interests of the applicant. Decisions will be made on the basis of potential to succeed and will reflect the following characteristics of the applicant: • Prior educational attainment • Existing qualifications including, where applicable, those in English, Mathematics and ICT. • Prior work experience (voluntary or paid) • Specific skills required for the course (identified clearly in the course specification) In order to effectively deliver consistent tuition, it is essential that a candidate’s ability to complete their chosen course is effectively assessed. For English and Functional Skills, an assessment test is conducted to determine the current level and standard of the learner.
Out of country applicants as student visitor, may cancel the admission application and claim for refund of the paid course fee (less administrative charge of £100), provided a written notice of cancellation is given prior to three weeks of commencement of course. International applicants, other than the student visitor, may claim a refund of the paid course fee (less administrative charge of £100) only if their visa application has been refused. However, paid course fee will not be refunded if visa application is refused due to the provision of incorrect information or submit forged document/s etc. A copy of the refusal letter from the British Embassy/High Commission, copies of all the pages of the passport and the original documents of admission issued by the College must accompany the application for a refund. If for any reason a course is cancelled, student will be offered suitable alternative course or tuition fees would be fully refunded. In the event of a difference of fees between the former and the new course, the difference will be paid or refunded accordingly. Once a learner has commenced the course, fees will not be refunded. If a learner withdraws or drops out from the course before its completion or is suspended by the College due to misconduct, no fee will be refunded. Learners may be allowed to pay his/her tuition fees in instalments. If a learner is not allowed to continue his/her studies due to missed instalment payment, no refund will be given. No interest is paid on a refund of any fees/deposit. The College reserves the right to modify its fees and amend refund policies Once the learner has commenced the course, fees will not be refunded. If a learner disagrees with the alternative course and wishes to withdraw, full refund will be given except £500.00 (Five Hundred Pounds) as an administrative cost. In the event of termination from the course student will not get any refund.
Students must have an attendance rate of greater than 85%. For instance, this can only be achieved by missing no more than 18 days through a course of 25 weeks. LCSE strongly encourages students to complete their full course of study in one block. Students are not allowed to attend the class without learning resources. Classes start at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Students should do their best to arrive at these times as they will not receive attendance for the first half of class if they arrive more than 15 minutes late. Students arriving up to 15 minutes late must not disturb the class as they enter. Classes end at 12:15 pm and 4:15 pm. Anyone leaving early will not receive attendance for the second half of the class. If there is an emergency, students may request permission from the Director of Studies to leave up to 15 minutes early. Work will not be accepted as a reason to leave early. Nobody may leave more than 15 minutes early without losing attendance for that half of the class. Students are expected to willingly and actively take part in any and all classroom activities, to speak English at all times, and to respect their teacher and classmates. Students who do not comply with these rules may be asked to leave the classroom with the loss of attendance for that half of class. Any student found to be tampering with the attendance list on behalf of themselves or any other student may be expelled without prior warning. No member of staff may accept or request money or gifts in exchange for falsifying attendance. Any such request should be reported to the management immediately. It is forbidden for students to film or take pictures during class, without the permission of the teacher and the fellow students. Any student whose name is not on the attendance list must go to the reception office immediately and may not sign the list. In any circumstances, signing at the bottom of the attendance list is prohibited. Students may not leave the classroom for significant lengths of time during the class. The teacher may remove his or her attendance for absences of more than 15 minutes.
Students who miss any 2 days, or any 4 classes in any given week will be removed from the attendance list and sent a warning letter. Attendance will continue to decrease as long as a student is off the list and does not return. When any student receives a warning letter, he/she must fill in the Request Form and apply for “Return to Class”. The student concerned will then be returned to the list and contacted to inform him/her of this and must return to class on the appointed day. Any student who does not fill in the Request Form within a week of being removed from the list will receive a second warning letter. Likewise, a second offence will result in a second warning letter. After three warning letters have been received, the next offence will result in expulsion and in case of student visitor or International students, the UKVI would be contacted and duly notified. Please note that LCSE is not obliged to send three warning letters prior to expulsion. Students who are proved not to be genuine students, or who engage in abusive behaviour, may be expelled without notice. The student has 5 working days to reply and resolve the issue. If there are mitigating circumstances, students may appeal their removal from the school register and by requesting “Appeal against Expulsion”. The student will be called for a meeting attended by a LCSE Senior Administration staff member. The student will have an opportunity to make a representation of their case, for example, an illness with the requisite doctor’s note or compassionate leave. Any judgment will be made in coherence with college’s stated principles regarding attendance.
In case of sickness, students must contact the college on the first day and if the student is absent for 3 consecutive days or more s/he must present a doctor’s certificate on returning to college. Without this proof, it will be classed as an unauthorised absence, and warnings will be sent. Medical certificates cannot and do not replace attendance, but are used to justify low attendance to the college and to UKVI, in the case of student visitor or other international students.
It is mandatory for every local or international student to take an external exam or assessment at the end of each course. The college will register students with respective awarding organisation and the student agrees to prepare for and take the exam on the date specified by the Director of Studies in accordance with the guideline of respective awarding organisation. Examination rules will be emailed to the student on the month of the exam.
Students have to pay a fee, which would be notified, for their exams, which should be paid within 3 months of course commencement or registration with awarding organisation, earlier of whatever the case may be.
In certain circumstances it may be necessary for students to take the examination in external centre. In this event, directions will be provided with plenty of notice.
Failure to attend the exam for which a student has been registered will require the full payment of the exam fee again to facilitate rebooking.