Attendance = Achievement

At Dundee & Angus College we know that if you attend your classes then you are more likely to achieve your qualification, however there may be a time when you are unwell or medically unfit and cannot attend a class.

Bursary/EMA Payments

Your funding payments are subject to weekly attendance of 100%.  Should your attendance fall below 100% in any reporting week then you may not receive payment for that week.  It is therefore important that you follow the instructions below on reporting absences.  A payment schedule is included with your award letter – a copy is stored in your mailbox.

All absences must be reported to your group tutor before or on the first day of absence.

Certificate of Absence

You should complete a certificate of absence by logging into your MyD&A account, this must be submitted within 5 working days from the first day of your absence.  Absence due to the illness of someone other than yourself is only acceptable if the absence is due to the illness of an adult or child dependant.

You have a maximum of 21 certification of absence hours from August – January (Semester 1) and a further 21 hours from February – June (Semester 2).

Medical Certification

Should any absence be more than 5 working days a medical certificate/fit note from a doctor will be required.  This must be submitted to the Campus Help Points within 5 working days of your return to college.  A maximum allowance of 1 week per semester can be used for this type of absence.

Please note that some doctors now charge a fee for providing medical/fit notes.  It is the student’s responsibility to pay for this.

Failure to submit the appropriate certification may result in payments being withheld.


All appointments with the doctor, dentist etc must be made out with your timetabled hours of study.  If you deem it necessary to attend this type of appointment you must cover this absence with a certificate of absence.  The only exception to this is where the appointment cannot be rescheduled ie hospital/court appearances.  For these you must provide evidence to the Campus Help Points within 5 working days of the appointment taking place.