YOUR AWARDING BODY
Your 'awarding body' is UAL. This is the organisation that sets the syllabus for your course and from whom you will receive your diploma.
Your course is Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology. Your specialist pathway is VFX & Animation.
The VFX & Animation course, the Film and TV Level 3 course, and the Games Design Level 3 course, all follow the same specification document. You'll notice it uses terms like 'creative media product' – this could be a film, a game, a website, a 3D CG model... this gives your assessors lots of freedom when it comes to assessing your work, and is a GOOD THING.
We will come back to this document again and again throughout the course as it is the key to understanding how you will be assessed and ultimately graded for your work on the course. Like the course specification, it's very flexible and has lots of ideas and thinking embedded in it. Understanding the exemplification matrix will definitely help you work towards improving your final grade. But don't worry, you'll get lots of help to do this.
Please do everything you can to attend all of your sessions and arrive on time. If you need to take a day off because of sickness or injury we do understand, but you will need to let us know!
In this instance please report your absence using the Online Form.
Please also do all you can to contact your tutors directly.
If you are off for more than 3 days in a row
you will need to provide us with a medical
letter from your doctor or correspondence
from a parent or guardian.
Please be aware that attendance reports
are sent out and students failing to attend
without a legitimate reason can be subject
to disciplinary action. Parents/ guardians of students aged 18 or under at the start
of the course will be notified.
Students are expected to behave in a
courteous and respectful manner to staff
and fellow students. There is no spitting
or swearing on campus, neither is
possession of alcohol, weapons or
drugs allowed on campus.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
At Colchester Institute we strive to make sure that all students and staff are treated with dignity and respect and that everyone is given the same opportunities to succeed.
We are all responsible for our behaviour and should not make any other person feel uncomfortable or discriminated against. The College will not tolerate bullying or harassment in any form.
For support or more information please contact Student Services or email Maeve Borges the Equality and Diversity Manager at
We aim to make sure students have a safe environment to work in at all times and are supported by staff.
If you have any concerns please talk to your Programme Leader who will contact a safeguarding officer for you to talk to if necessary. Alternatively student services and safeguarding can be found near main reception.
The college also has a Student Union who are happy to support you with any concerns you may have. They can be found above B Block café.
Any student experiencing problems can talk to any of their tutors or to trained counsellors at the college.