Parking is available at the College although spaces cannot be guaranteed for daytime classes as the car park is also used by staff and other College visitors. Parking on our site is at your own risk. Disabled parking is available.
Somtimes we all need to a little support to do something new and often we ask a friend to do it with us, some people need support to boost their confidence or help with access. If you are interested in becoming a learning partner or helper please contact the Centre Manager, Janet Drinkwater, on 01954 288747 for details. Equally if you would like to attend a class but feel that you may need support to enable to your participation please contact the Adult Learning office on 01954 288751.
If you would like to attend a class but have no transport please contact us on 01954 288751 as we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can give you a lift.
Cambridgeshire County Council operates an Equality of Opportunity Policy. We will ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all can access activities. If you have any specific needs which might affect your learning you are entitled to a confidential interview where we can look at the support which you require. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect.
Insurance & Losses
The Local Education Authority cannot accept responsibility for accidents to members of clubs and classes other than those covered by their Public Liability Scheme, nor for the loss of personal property left on the premises, nor for damage to cars and bicycles. Members wishing for such cover should make their own arrangements : only occassionally is lost property recovered satisfactorily.
PAT TESTING of electrical items coming onto the College Site
Any electrical items that come onto the College site (eg. Sewing Machines, Overlockers, Embellishers, Electric Guitars/Amplifiers must all be subject to a current PAT Testing Certificate unless under a year old.
Closure of Classes – refunds of fees
A full refund will be given when a class is closed due to small numbers. Please note that fees are not refundable for absence from a class that is continuing to meet- unless for medical reasons where a Dr’s Certificate is required.
Concessions are availale but evidence of entitlement is required at enrolment or before. The following groups may claim the reduced rate for leisure courses :
– Working Family Tax Credit
– Job Seeker’s Allowance
– Income Based Benefit
– Main income State Pension only – learners must be in receipt of Guarantee Credit (pension credit) on its own or with savings credit – an award notice will be required as proof.
– Unwaged dependent of one of the above
– Student aged between 16 and 18
Government Legislation, introduced on 1st July 2007, places a total ban on smoking in public places. Cottenham Village College is a smoke free site.
Fitness & Health courses
You will be requested to complete a general health form at the first class.
All students will be required to complete an enrolment form at their first session. Details are governed by the Data Protection Act.
Safeguarding & Prevent
We have made arrangements to ensure that you are safe in our Centre. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against; tell your tutor or the Centre Manager. We will investigate and try to resolve the situation. All our tutors have undertaken PREVENT training. A copy of our Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy is available to download here https://docs.google.com/a/astreacottenham.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Y3Zjd2ViLm5ldHxjb21tZWR8Z3g6MjZiMWFmOWIxMzNmNjIxYg
Adult Learning & Skills ESFA Privacy Notice 2018-19 https://docs.google.com/a/astreacottenham.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Y3Zjd2ViLm5ldHxjb21tZWR8Z3g6MmM4OGIzNzdiZWRkM2RhZA