Terms & Conditions




Terms and Conditions


1. Fees
1.1 A non-refundable deposit of not less than 10% of the annual course fee is due to secure a place
on one of our 19+ Classes.
1.2 A non-refundable deposit of £50 is due to secure a place on one of our Short Courses or Evening
1.3. Full payment of all course fees must be received prior to commencement of any short course.
Full length courses are billed termly.
1.4 Courses longer than 15 weeks or one term, may be able to pay their annual fees in three termly
1.5 A place on any course is not guaranteed until full payment or full payment of the first term’s
instalment is received.

2. Payment
2.1 Fees may be paid by bank transfer into the following bank account.
Building Crafts College
Sort code: 20-01-58
Account number: 93167852
The BCC does not accept payment by debit or credit card nor by cheque or in cash.
2.2 If a company or institution is paying the course fees and would prefer to be invoiced, applicants
must email the BCC with full details and a reference / purchase order number if available. Payment is
required within 30 days of the date of the invoice and before commencement of the course.

3. Discounts
3.1 Currently enrolled full-time and part-time students from the College on year-long day courses or
Building Crafts College alumni members may be entitled to a 20% discount.
3.2 Building Crafts College staff, depending on chosen course, may be eligible for discounted fees, to
be negotiated with the BCC senior management.
3.3 Anyone wishing to claim a concessionary rate must do so at the time of booking as concessions
cannot be claimed retrospectively.

4. Materials and equipment
4.1 Unless stated otherwise, the course fee does include the cost of materials.
4.2 Details of any materials to be supplied by the student will be provided either before the start of
the course or at the beginning of the course.
4.3 Damage to any equipment, tools or machinery supplied by the College, other than normal wear
and tear or genuine accident, may result in a charge to the student for repair or replacement.

5. Cancellation by the BCC
5.1 Courses have minimum attendance levels and may be cancelled if too few bookings are received.
5.2 The BCC reserves the right to:
5.2.1 amend or cancel courses
5.2.2 change course location
5.2.3 substitute lecturers and tutors
5.3 If a course is cancelled, the BCC shall endeavour to give at least one weeks’ notice and there will
be an option of transferring to another course, if feasible, or of having a full refund of the fees.
Refunds can take up to three weeks to clear.
5.4 The BCC will not be liable for any losses (including, but not limited to, travel and accommodation
costs) arising as a consequence of any modification or cancellation of courses as set out above
beyond the cost of the course fee.

6. Cancellation by the student
6.1 If a student wishes to cancel or transfer their place on a course a request must be made in
writing (via letter or email).
6.2 If the written request to cancel is received more than three weeks prior to the course start date,
there is an entitlement to a full refund, minus the non-refundable deposit and registration fee, or it
may be possible to transfer the deposit to another course.
6.4 If the written request is received within three weeks of the course start date, the BCC will not
able to offer a refund or a transfer to another course.

7. Non-attendance
7.1 Non-attendance of classes due to illness or for personal or professional reasons does not provide
the right to refunds, extra tuition or a transfer.
7.2 However, in such an event the BCC will consider all the circumstances and take such action that
is considered to be fair and reasonable.
7.3 Please note that if alternative options are offered there may be an additional administrative

8. Class postponement
If a class is postponed for reasons beyond the control of the College, including staff illness, every
reasonable effort will be made to reschedule the class or to add the missed hours onto the
remaining course classes.

9. Course changes
The BCC reserves the right to change any part of a course including but not limited to, content and
course length. Every effort will be made to give as much notice as possible of any change.

10. Gift vouchers

10.1 Gift vouchers are non-refundable, and as with all BCC courses, courses are subject to
cancellation if the minimum number requirement is not met. In the event of cancellation of a course,
the gift voucher can be redeemed against the next course date or redeemed against another course
where feasible. The BCC is unable to issue a refund if the course is cancelled. Gift vouchers are valid
for use for one year.
10.2 The standard terms and conditions apply to gift vouchers. See Clauses 6 and 7 for details of the
cancellation and transfer policy.

11. Travel
Candidates should ensure that their place is confirmed, and the course is running before making any
travel arrangements. The BCC does not offer refunds for travel or accommodation costs in
accordance with Clause 6.4 above. No travel expenses will be available for candidates attending for
testing or interview. The BCC cannot be held responsible for stoppages of public transport due to
weather, industrial action or any other factor beyond the College’s control.

12. International Students
12.1 Short courses, (less than 6 months in duration) are suitable for international travellers who
have permission to be in the UK on a Visitor’s Visa.
12.2 The BCC’s mainstream courses are not available to International Students even if the student
has immigration/visa status in the UK which permits study – the Building Crafts College is not
currently a Sponsor under the Student Visa rules. The BCC reserves the right to check the
immigration status of any student/potential student at any time and may refuse to provide tuition
on the basis that the candidate does not have, in the opinion of the BCC, the requisite immigration

13. Disabled applicants
The BCC will make reasonable adjustments for applicants with specific requirements.

14. Student conduct
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner and to recognise
that other students also require support and assistance. If a student becomes disruptive the BCC
reserves the right to issue a verbal or written warning and, if the behaviour persists, may, at the sole
discretion of the Principal, require the student to leave the course. Further information about the
Building Crafts College’s procedures on student misconduct can be found in the Student Charter
which sets out the mutual expectations and obligations between the College and Students. Any act
of gross misconduct or egregious bad behaviour can result in immediate suspension of a student or
dismissal from the course at the discretion of the Principal. There will be no avenue of appeal against
the Principal’s decision. The BCC reserves the right to consider behaviour outside of the College in its
decision making process and students can expect their social media and online activity to be
scrutinised in the event of an investigation into conduct.

15. Student Commitment
All places at The Building Crafts College are subject to continued commitment and progression by
students in all areas of learning. If a student fails in either area the College may, at its discretion,
require a student to leave the course. Students with study difficulties will be offered reasonable

16. Minimum age
Students on Short Courses must be 18 or over.

17. Recording
Due to copyright safeguarding, and to respect the privacy of other participants, the use of audio
and/or visual recording is not permitted during any course.

18. Force majeure
The BCC shall not be liable for any failure or delay in the performance, in whole or part, of any of the
College’s obligations arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond the
BCC’s reasonable control including, but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes
(whether involving the BCC workforce or the workforce of any other party), act of God, war, riot, civil
commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or
direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, pandemics, epidemics or
other outbreaks of disease or infection, failure in the public supply of electricity, heating, lighting, air
conditioning or telecommunications equipment.