All courses provided by Regent Academy of Fine Arts Limited (the “Company” or “RAFA”) are subject to the following terms and conditions:
For the fees quoted the Company will supply the course materials or day classes on dates decided by the Company (at its sole discretion) throughout the duration of the course. All other services described in the promotional material are provided free of charge, unless otherwise stated.
Whilst the Company will take all reasonable steps to make courses as inclusive as possible, participation in any course requires that you are able to understand spoken English and write and read in English to a good standard.
Initial course materials will be sent to you within 21 days of enrolment. If you do not receive them within this period, you should notify the Company immediately. Otherwise, the Company shall be entitled to assume that you have received them.
Upon enrolment for any course, you agree to pay for the course. This is subject (if applicable) to any right of cancellation you may have by law to cancel the course and any contractual cancellation right agreed by the Company. Please note that in addition to any rights you may have to cancel the course, you may have a separate right to cancel any related credit agreement. Cancelling the credit agreement does not however automatically cancel your course and you will still be liable to pay for the course unless you have also exercised any right you may have to cancel the course.
For all courses, payment arrangements must be agreed before enrolment and may consist of payment in full before the course commencement, payment by a RAFA instalment plan or by loan finance. Where payment is by a RAFA instalment plan, the company will charge a reasonable administration fee to cover the cost of such instalment payments; the Company may also assign the right to receive unpaid instalments. Where loan finance is required, enrolment will be delayed until the loan finance has been agreed.
If paying by a RAFA instalment plan, you agree to pay promptly each month or with each assignment submitted, whichever is the sooner. The Company reserves the right to withhold course materials whilst any payment is overdue. If you have elected to pay by a RAFA instalment plan, you may terminate your participation on the course at any time by giving 2 months’ notice in writing. The notice should be sent to the Student Liaison Officer at the Company’s address set out in the application form. If you do so you will still be liable:
• to make any payment already outstanding at the date that you give notice;
• to make any further payment(s) that fall(s) due during the notice period.
Subject to clause 6, you shall pay your RAFA instalment plan payment promptly each month. If you default in making any payment when due, the Company shall have the right to exclude you from the course until the arrears are paid. The Company shall be entitled to make an additional charge for any additional reasonable costs incurred by it as the result of your default. If your default shall continue for more than 30 days, the Company shall be entitled to cancel your enrolment by giving you 2 months’ notice. If the Company cancels your enrolment as a result of your default for more than 30 days, you will have to pay:
– any outstanding payments at the date of cancellation of your enrolment plus the monthly instalments falling due during the 2 months’ notice period;
– interest on all outstanding payments and payments due during the 2 months’ notice period calculated daily from the due date until date of payment, after as well as before any judgment, at the rate equivalent of 6.9% APR; and
– any other additional reasonable costs the Company incurs as a result of your default.
You must complete all payments and successfully complete your course prior to issue of certification. Unless otherwise stated, the course fees do not include registration or certification fees payable by the student to The Royal Horticultural Society, City and Guilds, ABC Awards or any other accrediting bodies, nor do the fees include any examination fees whether payable to the Company or an external examination provider. Where such fees are payable by the Company, it shall have the right to pass on the amount of such fee and any increase of such fee notified to it after the date of your enrolment.
Failure to complete the course shall not entitle you to receive any refund of fees already paid. Course enrolments are not transferable.
Overseas students shall be responsible for paying any import or export duties or taxes which may be imposed.
You can study as and when it is convenient for you. However, the Company advises you to complete your course within two years as syllabuses are subject to change; and, in the event that you do not complete your course within 3 years, the Company may charge additional fees if you decide to continue studying on the course.
In accordance with The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges), you have a cooling off period in which you may cancel your enrolment by giving notice to the Company in writing or by email. In the case of distance learning courses, this right expires 14 days from the date of your first receipt of course materials. In the case of day classes, this right expires 14 days from the date of contract (normally the date when you make your first payment) or upon your day class commencing (if sooner). In the event of cancellation, all course materials must be returned to the Company at your expense and in good condition. Please see our standard cancellation form or call to request a copy for completion.
In the case of distance learning courses supplied electronically, you must not download or stream such courses during the 14 day cancellation period as you will not have the right to change your mind and cancel your enrolment after you have downloaded or streamed the course.
You must observe all the Company’s rules applicable to the course. If you commit any breach of such rules, or are guilty of any offensive behaviour, or the Company has reasonable grounds for believing that you are likely to misuse your course qualifications, the Company shall be entitled to expel you from the course, without reimbursement of fees already paid.
The Company reserves the right to decline to accept any application for enrolment.
All intellectual property rights in the courses and the course materials are owned or licensed by the Company. Copying, adaptation or other use without the written permission of the Company is prohibited.
Course content may be subject to change and may be different to the syllabus set out on our website or in our promotional materials. From time to time, the Company may vary the content of and/or the qualification(s) relating to its courses to take account of new regulations or the requirements of accrediting bodies for which an additional charge may be made if such change occurs after the date of your enrolment.
The Company warrants that all course materials will be prepared and any day classes will be provided with reasonable care and skill. Subject thereto, the Company shall have no liability to any person for any loss or damage, however occurring, whether direct or indirect, resulting from your enrolment on the course. The Company’s liability shall in any event be limited to the fees paid by you for participation in the course.
The Company reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any day classes.
Any complaint about the course should be notified to the Student Liaison Officer at the Company’s address set out in the application form or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless otherwise stipulated in your application, the Company may use your personal data for administrative and update purposes and may keep this information for a reasonable period and may contact you by email, mail, SMS or telephone to let you know about any courses or promotions which might be of interest to you. If you have booked the course for another person, you confirm that they have authorised you to act for them, to consent to the processing of their personal data and to receive any fair collection notices on their behalf.
If you have booked the course for another person, these terms and conditions shall be binding on you and the participant and references herein to “you” shall mean or include “the participant”, where appropriate. It shall be your responsibility to ensure that these terms and conditions are brought to the notice of the participant and you shall indemnify the Company against any loss, damage or liability resulting from your failure to do so.
Completion of the course does not guarantee your competence to perform work or your ability to gain employment in the relevant field and the Company makes no representation as to such competence or ability. In undertaking any work, you must take care to ensure that the work is within your competence and you must seek further instruction or supervision, if necessary. Any statement made to you by the Company regarding the likelihood of obtaining employment and/or your potential earnings shall be treated as a matter of opinion and shall be non-binding.
Assessments and examinations are governed by the accrediting body. The cost of any resits shall be borne by you. If you wish to defer an examination to be taken with the Company, a minimum of 35 days’ notice must be given. If you fail to attend an examination with the Company without the Company’s written agreement and have to re-book, a further fee will be payable. In the event of an examination being cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, any compensation will be limited to the amount paid for such examination by the student. Examinations with external providers will be subject to their terms and conditions.
The number of study grants available is limited and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Enrol today to guarantee your grant. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. If you choose to pay your course fee in one sum, you will receive your study grant offer immediately. If paying with a deposit followed by monthly instalments, your deposit payment will be reduced by the study grant percentage and each subsequent instalment payment will also be reduced by the study grant percentage. Other terms and conditions apply.