Declaring Criminal Convictions
The college is keen to support students with convictions and to help them succeed.
Having criminal convictions will therefore not necessarily prevent you from taking up a place at Haywards Heath College (part of the Chichester College Group), but entry to the college is dependent on you honestly declaring any unspent criminal convictions you may have. If you have unspent convictions but fail to disclose them when you apply, you may be asked to leave your course or face other disciplinary action.
As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Chichester College Group complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. A criminal record will not necessarily bar an individual from obtaining a position at the College.