The Governing Body at LCIBS plays an important role in the success, direction and oversight of the College. Our Governors are an essential part of the LCIBS family and are dedicated to the learning of our students, development of our staff and growth of the College as a whole.
The College is led by the Provost who reports to the Governing Body. The central management, guidance and coordination of the College’s activities, in conjunction with LCIBS’s Governing Body is provided by the Senior Steering Group, Academic Board and their sub committees.
LCIBS works with a range of local, regional and national businesses and providers to ensure we offer the best possible service and experience to our students.
As a college we place significant value in our partnerships with validating and accrediting bodies, all of whom have been carefully selected based on their academic excellence.
LCIBS works alongside a highly respected university that has the strengths, to make sure students graduate with a degree that is of value and relevant to both students and employers, now and in the future.
Our university partner has degree-awarding powers that is recognised by the UK authorities, together, we are committed to recruiting qualified students and providing them with the skills to advance professionally and make a positive difference in the world.
The Open University
Our University Partner, The Open University (OU), validates our undergraduate programmes, leading to an Open University validated award.
Established in 1969, OU is a globally recognised brand, and one of the largest academic institutions in the UK, validating over 250 programmes across the country.
Through our partnership with the OU, we provide degree programmes of study that meet employer needs, giving students the experience to progress into employment on completion of their programme.
Our Partner, OCN London is a national qualification awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
A market leader with 25 years’ experience of accrediting courses for a wide range of centres, OCN offer recognition of learner achievement through credit-based units and qualifications.
OCN London a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, is dedicated to widening participation, social inclusion, and employer engagement. Through our partnership with OCN London we provide accredited short and professional courses which meet industry standards and are valued by employers.
Regulations and Policies
- Academic Appeals Process
- Academic Freedom Policy
- Academic Misconduct Policy
- Access and Widening Participation Statement
- Admissions Appeal Form
- Admissions Policy
- Admissions and Enrolment Process
- Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy
- Application Form 2019
- Approval of Public Information
- Assessment and Progression Policy
- Attendance Process
- Attendance Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Cookies Policy
- Equality and Diversity Policy
- Examinations Policy
- Fire Emergency Plan
- Freedom of Speech and Expression Policy
- Governance Manual
- Governance Structure and Terms of Reference
- Health and Safety Policy
- Interruption Withdrawal Policy
- IT Use Policy
- Marking and Moderation / Standardisation of Assessments Policy
- Mitigating Circumstance Policy
- Non-Academic Misconduct Policy
- Prevent Policy
- Refund and Compensation Policy
- Regulations for Validated Awards
- Risk Management Policy
- RPL Policy
- Safeguarding of Children and Adults Policy
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Student Disciplinary Procedures
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment Working Strategy
- Whistleblowing Policy
LCIBS’ review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) carried out a review of LCIBS in October 2018. The review involved a thorough evaluation of LCIBS’ educational provision and confirmed that the academic standards and quality of provision meet UK expectations in all four areas of judgement:
- Setting and maintaining academic standards
- Providing quality student learning opportunities
- Providing information
- Enhancing the quality of students’ learning opportunities
Four recommendations were also identified in the report which can be viewed by downloading the report below:
In response to the review, LCIBS developed an action plan of ongoing activities which can be downloaded below: