It is expected that students will make every reasonable effort to attend all classes and at the correct time. Any absence is a cause for concern and is likely to impede participation, progress and achievement. It could also impact your funding.

Please also note that late arrival or early departure from timetabled classes will also be taken into account when calculating periods of absence.

Absence reporting

If you are going to be absent from College (or even if you are going to be late), you must advise us.  If you leave college during the day you must make contact stating the time you left and why.

You must make contact every day that you are absent by following the steps below:

Report your absence using the online Absence Reporting form:

  • Log in as normal with your Student ID and password
  • Complete the form - do not forget to click "submit".
  • Evidence for your absence, if appropriate, can be scanned and emailed to or you can take a copy to your local centre to be passed to Student Services
  • Please also contact the course lecturer for the day you will be missing

Student absence will be monitored by the Course Leader and where absence or patterns of absence are of concern, students will be required to be interviewed by the Course Leader to determine their progression on the course.