Student Attendance

Attendance at College to Learn is critical to your success, our expectation is that students attend 100% of the time, as you would be expected to attend work every day.

Qualifying circumstances (Medical)

Evidence Required

Chronic conditions which may prevent attendance for a time. Doctor’s certificate / letter at beginning of treatment, not retrospectively.
Short illnesses that might preclude attendance for a period of time Doctor’s certificate / letter at beginning of treatment, not retrospectively.
Accidents which may result in the inability to attend college for a time eg broken leg Doctor’s certificate / letter at beginning of treatment, not retrospectively.
Hospital admission Doctor’s certificate / letter at beginning of treatment, not retrospectively.
Medical treatments overseas

 

Public hospital admission / release letter plus doctor’s certificate
Temporary mental illnesses

 

Full documentation from parents and doctor’s letter, detailing treatment and dates of absence.

 

Whilst we expect all students to attend 100% of the time, we also recognize that there are occasions when you may have appointments or occasions that you need to attend during the College day.  For these instances, with the right evidence, these may be classed as Authorized Absence.

 

93% - 100%

Maintain a minimum 93% – 100% attendance record throughout the Academic Year

Achieve a Minimum of A2 in the PET Exam

86% - 92%

Maintain a minimum 86% – 92% attendance record throughout the Academic Year

Complete E Portfolio upload against target achievement dates

0% - 85%

Maintain a minimum 85% or less attendance record throughout the Academic Year

Complete E Portfolio upload against target achievement dates

Pregnancy and Your Studies

If you become pregnant you are entitled to take a break from your studies to have your baby. You may return to College at a future date when you feel you are able to continue your studies. This will also be determined by the date of the next appropriate course available. This is known as a deferral.

Without the above evidence the absence will be classed as unauthorised and this will affect your attendance record.  Students who fail to maintain a minimum of 80% Attendance, are unable to be entered for exams.