Collision investigation student's support page


Here you will find some useful information if you are studying the UCPD, FdSc and BSc in collision investigation.

Data protection

If you are coming to study with AiTS it is important that you know what data about you we store and who we may share that data with such as Awarding Bodies (the organisations who issue the certificates) and Higher Education authorities.

You can view the data protection policy document by downloading the policy from the Student support downloads.

What is the VLE and what do we store on it

The VLE is a web based learning environment where you can get course material, do quizzes and submit and receive feedback on assessments. The VLE tracks the pages you visit and stores your results (you can see this data). As such it is important that we protect that data. It is also important that you protect that data.

The VLE is also a communication tool between students and between students and tutors and we do have some rules as to what you can and cannot do or say.

To see what we store, our responsibilities and your responsibilities, download the policy from the Student support downloads.

AiTS and DMU's policy on bad academic practice

Bad academic practice includes lack of referencing, poor referencing or the passing off of somebody else's ideas as if originally discovered by the student.

DMU and AiTS take academic offences very seriously and they can lead to expulsion from the course you are on. We make every effort to ensure that students understand how to avoid committing such offences.  Our policy document describes how we deal with first offences, which are usually made through carelessness or misunderstanding.

To view the policy, and the consequences of bad academic practice, download the policy from Student support downloads.

Referencing of work

Where you draw on the work of others or your own earlier work, you need to acknowledge that you have done so. There are a number of different systems for referencing such as APA, Numeric and Vancouver. On the UCPD through to the BSc (Hons) we use the Harvard system. Poor referencing will redoubtably lead to an accusation of bad academic practice so it is important that you read DMU's guide to the Harvard system, External link from Student support downloads.

Late submission of coursework

From time to time the unexpected happens and this may have an affect on your studies. The key thing if things start to go wrong is to make contact with your tutor at the earliest opportunity. Our policy which mimics De Montfort University's policy can be downloaded from Student support downloads. You should read this document before you make an application. It tells you under what circumstances we will grant a deferral.

What happens if you submit an assessment late

If you submit an assessment late without having made an agreement to do so you will be subject to certain sanctions (this policy changed on 1st October 2017).

  • 1 to 14 days late: Your work will be capped at 40%.
  • Beyond 14 days late: Your work will receive a mark of 0%.

You can see therefore that it is important to keep us informed if you anticipate a delay.


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Student Privacy Notice
Student Privacy Notice (VLE Users)
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Bad academic practice
Late submission, when you can defer
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AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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