Sussex college handed quality standard

A college has been praised by a national body.

Sussex Downs College has been handed the Matrix Standard, the quality standard for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance on learning and work.

It ensures that organisations review, evaluate and develop their services and it encourages learners to take up professionally recognised qualifications and invest in the continuous professional development of their staff.

It is the second consecutive time that the college has received the accreditation, which lasts three years.

The quality benchmark relates to the college's student services, personal tutors and business development departments, including Eastbourne Works – the town’s job advice and skills development centre – and the International College.

The college was praised for its “innovative” approaches to working with hard to reach groups and increasing access to employment opportunities for young people and adults, such as through Eastbourne Works and the virtual Job Shop.

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11:35am Sat 26 Jan 13

The internets wisest man says...

The Matrix Standard sounds OK, but I would have thought they deserve the entire box set for doing so well.
The Matrix Standard sounds OK, but I would have thought they deserve the entire box set for doing so well. The internets wisest man

3:31pm Sat 26 Jan 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

It needs to sort out its IT courses - one of mine is on one and it's meant to be full time but is only two & a half days per week and half the time teachers are leaving or don't turn up and there's no replacement sent to teach, so they all just sit there.

Beforehand when there was the opening evening they didn't bother telling you that you could still apply for a grant if parents on low incomes or benefits and that you need a bank a/c BEFORE you fill in the form - consequently mine didn't anything as was told "The monies all gone" - I can tell you I am disgusted at this college and wouldn't recommend anyone to go here.
It needs to sort out its IT courses - one of mine is on one and it's meant to be full time but is only two & a half days per week and half the time teachers are leaving or don't turn up and there's no replacement sent to teach, so they all just sit there. Beforehand when there was the opening evening they didn't bother telling you that you could still apply for a grant if parents on low incomes or benefits and that you need a bank a/c BEFORE you fill in the form - consequently mine didn't anything as was told "The monies all gone" - I can tell you I am disgusted at this college and wouldn't recommend anyone to go here. getThisCoalitionOut

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