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Jim Dickinson made this Freedom of Information request to New College, Nottingham

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Dear New College, Nottingham,

You will be aware that paragraph 12 of the SFA Funding Rules 2012/13 is newly revised and states that “Where the Agency has made a full contribution to the costs of a Learner’s programme, Providers must not make compulsory charges to employers or Learners for any delivery of the learning activity funded by the Agency.
This includes: administration, registration, assessment, materials or examination costs whether incurred directly by the Provider or charged by other organisations such as awarding organisations. This includes charges for identification passes, uniforms, tools and material where without them, a learner cannot complete and achieve their learning aim.”

Please can you provide me with the following information:

1. The estimated cost to the college of implementing these requirements in the year ahead
2. Copies of any papers, including at Corporation level, pertaining to the implementation of these requirements
3. Can you make clear whether you are intending to apply these standards to other provision in the college, and specifically whether you intend to implement for EFA funded provision

You will also be aware of changes to the required Instrument & Articles for the college that give it freedom to adopt new structures and practices.

Please can you provide me with the following information:

1. The number of student members of the corporation at present
2. The existing methodology in use for their appointment/selection/election
3. If there are any plans to change the number, or methodology for their

Yours faithfully,

Jim Dickinson

Susan Kearton, New College, Nottingham

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Dear Mr Dickinson

 

In relation to your recent Freedom of Information request our response is
as follows:

 

1)            At this point it is not possible to provide a cost of
implementing these requirements as we are still enrolling.

2)            A copy of our Fees Policy pertaining to the implementation
of the revised SFA funding rules is attached.

3)            Our internal approaches have been developed to meet our
interpretation of the EFA and SFA guidance on fees

 

Our response to your questions regarding changes to the required
Instrument & Articles for the college that give it freedom to adopt new
structures and practices are as follows:

 

1)    We have two student governors.

2)    Our existing methodology in use for their appointment, selection and
election is contained within the attached Recruitment and Appointment
Procedure and Students’ Union Constitution documents.

3)    We do not hold this information.

    

I trust that this information meets your requirements, but please contact
me if I can be of further assistance.

 

Please be aware that the information supplied to you continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.  You are free to
use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting.  Any other re-use, for
example commercial publication or marketing, would require the permission
of the copyright holder.

 

Should you be dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you may ask
for an internal review of our decision.  Internal review requests should
be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to:

 

Maria Semak

Assistant Principal Corporate

New College Nottingham

The Adams Building, Stoney Street

The Lace Market

Nottingham NG1 1NG

Or email: [1][email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

 

SUSAN KEARTON
PR & Communications Manager
New College Nottingham
4th Floor, 1 Broadway, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PR
Tel: 0115 912 1998 / 07870 155107

 

 

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