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1. THE CONTRACT AND ENROLMENT

1.1. The terms of the enrolment form and these terms and conditions constitute the terms of a legally binding contract (“the Contract”) between you as the student, any invoice addressee set out in the Enrolment form and The English Gardening School (“the School”).

1.2 Any enrolment application by the student  will be subject to written acceptance by the School

1.3 The Student must:

1.3.1 be fluent in English and must meet any English proficiency requirement specific to the course; and

1.3.2 be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course;

1.3.3 meet any other course specific requirements.

2. THE COURSE

2.1 The School will provide Students with the EGS house rules and regulations before commencement of term. These must be read carefully and will be reviewed on the first day of term along with Health and Safety procedures.

2.2 Students must attend all courses on a punctual basis unless prevented by events beyond their reasonable control.

2.3 The School reserves the right not to issue a Diploma to Students or to require a Student to cease attending the course if:

2.3.1. in the view of the Principal, their conduct or attendance is unacceptable; or

2.3.2. absence, without permission from the Principal, exceeds 6 days

2.4 The School reserves the right not to issue a Diploma or Certificate if the Student fails to achieve the required Pass grade.

2.5 The School reserves the right to refuse Student admission to a course if the Student’s conduct is deemed unreasonable.

2.6 The School reserves the right to change the timing and/or content of any course and to substitute any tutor/lecturer at any time.

2.7 Places on a course are not transferrable.

3. FEES AND PAYMENT

3.1 Enrolment is subject to payment of a non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit fee as set out in the Offer Letter sent from the School.

3.2 Following the acceptance of the  Enrolment Form and deposit payment by the School, the Student and the invoice addressee will be contractually bound to pay the full amount of the School’s fees (including all instalments) in the manner set out in the confirmation of enrolment letter. No refund will be made if the Student subsequently does not attend all or any part of the course or if the Student fails to reach a required passing grade.

3.3 If fees become overdue, the School reserves the right to charge interest at 2% above the bank base rate unless the School can give the Student’s place to another prospective student

3.4 The Student will notify the Principal immediately of any circumstances that may prevent the payment of fees on time

3.5 The Student is liable for the cost of any bank or transaction charges related to payment of fees

3.6 The School reserves the right to increase course fees at any time prior to the start of the course. The price of any course will be that ruling on the day of acceptance of enrolment by the School.

3.7 The course fees include VAT. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of enrolment and start date of course, the schoolwill adjust the VAT payment, unless the course has already been paid  in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

3.8 The School will not reimburse fees in full or in part once the course has started if the Student

3.8.1. is excluded from the School for any reason

3.8.2. is unable to attend the course for any reason

3.8.3. fails to complete the course

3.9 In the event of the Student’s expulsion, any unpaid fees become due immediately

3.10 No transfer of fees to other courses run by the School is possible

3.11 Part-time Diploma course students are advised to take out insurance against loss of fees due to personal accident or illness.

3.12 Where any fee or part of a fee remains unpaid 14 days after the due date, the School reserves the right to:3.12.1. charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 12% per annum from the due date until actual payment; and/or

3.12.2. suspend the Student and reallocate their place

3.12.3. demand payment in full of all outstanding fees and instalments.

3.13 If the Student/the invoice addressee pay by electronic bank transfer, the Student/the invoice addressee must ensure that the School receives the full amount due after any bank charges that are payable.

4. CANCELLATION

4.1 The School reserves the right to cancel a course at any time subject to repayment of any enrolment fee and any fees received in respect of the course or the part of the course that has been cancelled.

5. TERMINATION

5.1 If the Student wishes to withdraw from a Diploma or Certificate course and gives six weeks’ notice in writing before the start of a course, the School will refund any payment made in excess of any deposit.

5.2 To be effective the notice must be posted or delivered not later than 42 days before the start of the course

5.3 Withdrawal from a course after its start date means that the Student has lost the right to terminate the contract and the School will retain all fees paid.

6. LIABILITY

6.1 Students must not bring any items of special value onto the School’s premises. The School will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.

6.2 The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by students which is indirect, special or consequential or comprises loss of profits.

6.3 The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by a student resulting from any event which is beyond the reasonable control of the School.

6.4 The School will take the utmost care while marking Student’s work, however in the event of any loss or damage to work, the School will be unable to take responsibility.

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

7.1 The copyright, design right and all other intellectual property rights in any materials and other documents or items that we prepare or produce for the Student in connection with the services provided will belong to us absolutely.

7.2 The Student may not use the materials, documents or other items detailed provided by the School for any commercial purpose.

7.3 The School reserves the right to copy or display any Student’s work generated whilst they attended the course for the purpose of education and/or promotion.

8. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL

8.1 The School will only use the personal information  provided by the student to provide the Services, or to inform  about similar services, unless asked not to provide this information.

8.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation), the following:

  • a. Strikes, lock—outs or other industrial action; or
  • b. Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; or
  • c. Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; or
  • d. Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; or
  • e. Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.

9. DATA PROTECTION

9.1 The School will not provide any personal information about any student, including details of academic progress, to a 3rd Party unless the Student makes a specific written request for information to be released to a given 3rd Party and this is then agreed by the Principal or Course Director.

10. GENERAL

10.1 No failure or delay by the School in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.

10.2 The Contract shall be governed by English law.

Short Course Terms & Conditions

1. The English Gardening School reserves the right to amend prices in the event of any alterations to VAT.

2. The English Gardening School reserves the right to alter the timings, tutor, price or content of any course in response to matters beyond our control.

3.1 On 1 and 2 day courses the full fee must be paid at the time of booking.

3.2 For courses of 3 days or more, a deposit of 10% secures the place, the balance of fees being due four weeks prior to the start of the course. For credit card bookings, the balance will be automatically charged to the students creditr card when it is due, unless payment is already received.

4.1 Cancellations or transfers are only possible up to the time of full payment, usually 6 weeks before the start date and must be received in writing (emails will be accepted but only if receipt has been acknowledged).  The deposit is not refundable.

4.2 A student’s cancellation or transfer of short courses will be subject to a £25 administration charge per course booked. Less than this notice will result in loss of all fees and is not transferable.

5.1 The English Gardening School is not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any obligations under these Terms that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).

5.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation), the following:

  • (a) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; or
  • (b) civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; or
  • (c) fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; or
  • (d) impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; or
  • (e) impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.

5.3 Obligations under these Terms are suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and the English Gardening School  will extend the time to perform these obligations for the duration of that period. Reasonable steps will be taken to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these Terms can be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

6. LIABILITY

6.1 Students must not bring any items of special value onto the School’s premises. The School will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.

6.2 The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by students which is indirect, special or consequential or comprises loss of profits.

6.3 The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by a student resulting from any event which is beyond the reasonable control of the School.

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

7.1 The copyright, design right and all other intellectual property rights in any materials and other documents or items that the School prepares or produces for the Student in connection with the services provided, will belong to the English Gardening School absolutely.

7.2 The Student may not use the materials, documents or other items provided by the School for any commercial purpose.

7.3 The School reserves the right to copy or display any Student’s work generated whilst they attended the course for the purpose of education and/or promotion.

8. DATA PROTECTION

8.1 We will only use the personal information you provide to us to provide the Services, or to inform you about similar services which we provide, unless you tell us that you do not want to receive this information.

9. GENERAL

9.1 No failure or delay by the School in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.
9.2 The Contract shall be governed by English law.

Distance Learning Terms & Conditions

1. 1 If, on receipt of the Course Manual, you are not completely satisfied, please return the book to us by recorded mail within 7 calendar days of receipt and we will refund the fees in full less postage charges and administration charges of £25. No refunds will be given under any circumstances after this 7-day period or if the book is received by The School, in less than perfect condition.

2. LIABILITY

2.1 The School will take the utmost care while marking Student’s work, however in the event of any loss or damage to work, the School will be unable to take responsibility.

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

3.1 The copyright, design right and all other intellectual property rights in any materials and other documents or items that we prepare or produce for the Student in connection with the services provided will belong to us absolutely.

3.2 The Student may not use the materials, documents or other items provided by the School for any commercial purpose.

3.3 The School reserves the right to copy or display any Student’s work generated whilst they attended the course for the purpose of education and/or promotion.

9. DATA PROTECTION

9.1 The School undertakes to only use the personal information  provided  to supply the Services, or to inform about similar services, unless advised that this information is not to be disclosed

10. GENERAL

10.1 No failure or delay by the School in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.

10.2 The Contract shall be governed by English Law.