1.1 To deliver its strategic policy aim of excellence in the Student Experience,
Results Consortium (Results) has a policy of complying with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.
1.2 The use of a documented admission procedure is part of Results’ planned
compliance with that code. In particular when admitting students to a programme, as described in this procedure, compliance with Quality Expectation Q1 from the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.
1.3 The UK Quality Code sets out the following Expectation:
Q1 The provider has a reliable, fair and inclusive admissions system.
2.1 The Results Academic Board is responsible for implementation of this
procedure and, by review of policies, procedures and records, ensuring that applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of protected characteristics as defined by the UK Equality Act 2010. Results operates a published Equality and Diversity Plan.
2.2 Results will only offer admission to applicants that meet the selection criteria set by our Awarding organisations. In addition, applicants must evidence suitable levels of proficiency in English language and communication skills. Importantly, Results will also determine the suitability of an applicant for a particular course through an interview process.
2.3 The minimum entry requirements for each course will be published on the
Results website and in the Results prospectus.
2.4 Recognition of Prior Learning. For students returning to formal learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be considered. Admission decisions that include RPL will be made by the Results Admissions Panel and will consider the relevance, sufficiency, authenticity and currency of the evidence supplied, before making an admission decision.
2.5 Student applications for a programme will be collected by appointed Results
Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) specialists.
2.6 Admission decisions will be the responsibility of the Results Admissions Panel.
The Admissions Panel will normally meet 1(one) month before each intake.
The Results Admissions Panel will consist of:
2.6.1 Marketing and Admissions Manager
2.6.2 The Higher Education Manager
2.6.3 At least one tutor from the academic staff team teaching on the
2.6.4 A member of Results senior leadership team.
2.7 Applicants who do not currently meet the Results published admission criteria will be advised of the decision in writing and when required they will be offered an IAG session.
2.8 In some cases, applicants may be required to attend an interview with the HE manager or their nominee.
2.9 Applicants who are not successful at the interview stage will be advised of the decision within ten working days of the interview and offered a telephone IAG session with a Results specialist. Records relating to applicants unsuccessful at the interview stage will be disposed of two calendar years after the interview process is completed.
2.10 The Results Admissions panel will sample 10% of unsuccessful applications
each quarter to review the related documentation to assess the Information Advice and Guidance service given, recommending improvements where appropriate.
2.11 Applicants who are successful at the interview stage will be required to provide evidence of all the academic qualifications claimed in their application, for scrutiny by the Results Admissions Panel.
2.12 Following scrutiny by the Results Admissions Panel, applicants will be informed of the decision within ten working days of the panel decision.
2.13 Applicants who are successful at the Results Admissions Panel stage will be
informed in writing.
There are two possible outcomes:
2.14.1 Conditional Offer: The panel has assessed that the applicant will
be ready to start the chosen programme provided certain conditions are met. The terms and conditions of the offer will be
made clear to the applicant in their conditional offer letter.
2.14.2 No Offer: The panel has assessed that the applicant does not
currently meet the requirements of the programme or is not satisfied with the applicant’s ability to successfully study on their chosen programme. The panel will indicate the reason(s) for decision (for example: academic grades too low, programme not
suitable, or the panel is not convinced of the applicant’s intention to study and/or comply with the requirements of the programme).
2.14 In order to join the programme, applicants must accept or reject any offer
within two weeks of receiving the offer letter. Results reserves the right to reject or postpone late applications.
2.15 For students that are supported by Student Finance, the college admissions
team will carry out due diligence before issuing an admission letter to successful applicants that have responded affirmatively to their offer letter.
2.16 For privately funded students the college admissions team will issue an
admission letter only on receipt of the first tuition fee deposit.
2.17 Successful applicants who have met all the conditions described in this
procedure will be sent an admissions letter.
2.18 Students may also be offered opportunities for taster sessions for the
programme of study.
2.19 An Information pack will be sent to all students, by the programme team, prior to the start of their programme. The Information pack will include the Programme Specification and the Student Handbook.
Where an applicant has a specific concern related to a procedural error, irregularity or maladministration in the admissions process, they should raise a complaint at email@example.com
4.1 Applicants who wish to appeal against a decision concerning their eligibility, must contact firstname.lastname@example.org
4.2 Applicants should state the basis of their appeal and include any additional information such as further qualifications or references that were not submitted originally.
4.3 The Admissions Team will assess your application, based on the additional
evidence provided. If no additional evidence is required, they will aim to review and respond to appeals within ten working days.
4.4 If you are eligible an offer will be made.
4.5 If an offer cannot be made by the Admissions Team, then the appeal will be
considered by the Principal who will make a final recommendation.