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Nelson College London is committed to achieving an educational and working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political beliefs, age, sexual orientation, social or economic background. Awarding bodies are responsible for setting the entry criteria for their programmes. Decisions on applications are made by admissions staff/tutors on behalf of the programme leader/head of academic services. For all programmes, the selection process will take into account: 1. The student’s potential to succeed in his or her chosen programme of study 2. Actual or expected academic or professional qualifications and grades 3. Relevant work or other experience 4. Where appropriate an interview 5. Evidence of proficiency in English Admission decisions will be made as quickly as possible. However, where programmes attract large numbers of applications, there may inevitably be a delay, although every effort is made to keep this to a minimum. In cases where the College is unable to make an offer for an applicant’s original choice of course, the applicant may be considered for an alternative or related programme. NCL is committed to achieving equal opportunities for all of its students and actively encourages potential students who may have a disability or who may have an additional need to make an application to study here. The College continues to ensure that students with disability meet their full academic potential and are not discriminated against either during the admissions process or in their subsequent time as students at the College. Students should ensure that they have sufficient information on which to base decisions about programme acceptance and necessary support. Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate an individual’s needs for support, in exceptional circumstances it may not be possible to make reasonable adjustments to enable a programme to be accessed.