Terms of Enrolment
1. THE CONTRACT
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, the student, any invoice addressee set out in the enrolment form and the Oxford College of Garden Design (the School).
1.2. Any enrolment application by you will be subject to written acceptance by the School.
2. THE COURSE
2.1. The School’s Student Handbook is available on the School’s website. This contains the School’s rules and regulations and advice on how to prepare for and get the best out of the course. You must read the Handbook carefully before the course commences and comply with it and all other rules and regulations issued by the School from time to time.
2.2. You must attend all courses on a punctual basis unless prevented by events beyond your reasonable control.
2.3. Subject to the Appeals Procedure set out in the Student Handbook, the School reserves the right not to issue you with a Diploma or to require you to cease attending the course if:
2.3.1. in the view of the Principal, your conduct or attendance is unacceptable; or
2.3.2. you are absent, without permission from the Principal, for more than 3 consecutive weeks,
2.4. The School reserves the right not to issue you with a Diploma if you fail to achieve the required standard.
2.5. The School reserves the right to change the timing and/or content of any course and to substitute any tutor/lecturer at any time.
2.6. Places on a course are not transferable.
2.7 Students, at the sole discretion of the college, will continue to have access to the course material after they graduate, to include all updated material and additional new lectures. If the student decides to drop out, or fails to complete the course, the college reserves the right to remove access to the classroom after the first 12 months from the start of the course.
3.1. Enrolment is subject to payment of a deposit as set out in the enrolment form. The deposit will be repaid if the School is unable to offer you a place on your chosen course or as set out in the Contract.
3.2. Following acceptance of your application by the School, you 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 enrolment form. No refund will be made if you subsequently do not attend all or any part of the course (and the School is unable to reallocate your place) or if you fail any exam.
3.3. If you have elected to pay by instalments and subsequently do not attend, or cease to attend, the course, all outstanding instalments will become immediately payable. If you do not elect to pay by instalments, you and the invoice addressee will be deemed to have elected to pay the full amount of the School’s fees before the start of the course as set out in the enrolment form.
3.4. In the case of the diploma course, students are advised to take out insurance against personal accident or illness.
3.5. Where any fee or part of a fee remains unpaid 14 days after the due date, the School reserves the right to:
3.5.1. charge interest on the overdue amount at 2% above Base Rate per annum from the due date until actual payment; and/or
3.5.2. suspend you and reallocate your place (without prejudice to the obligation to pay fees); and/or
3.5.3. Demand payment in full of all outstanding fees and instalments.
3.6. If you/the invoice addressee pay by electronic bank transfer, you/the invoice addressee must ensure that the School receives the full amount due after any bank charges that are payable.
4.1. The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by you, which is indirect, special or consequential or comprises loss of profits.
4.2. The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by you resulting from any event, which is beyond the reasonable control of the School.
5.1. 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.
5.2. You and the invoice addressee have the right to cancel the Contract (and have all monies returned by the school) at any time before the date ten working days after the date of the Contract (the cancellation date) This right to cancel must be exercised by notice in writing. If a notice of cancellation is sent by post, it can be posted at anytime up to and including the cancellation date. If you start attending the course before the cancellation date, the right to cancel will be lost.
Your statutory rights are not affected
5.3. If you wish to cancel your place on the Diploma course and give written notice of cancellation to the School not less 12 weeks before the start of the course (being the first day of the first term), the School will refund any fees paid, less the non-refundable deposit. Refunds will not be made for shorter courses.
5.4. You are not entitled to cancel the Contract in any circumstances other than as set out in the Contract.
6.1. You agree to keep confidential all course materials supplied to you by the School. Copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all course materials belong to the School. You agree to abide by Copyright law applying to any material you may incorporate in your own course work submitted to the School.
6.2. You agree to grant to the School in respect of any work produced by you during the course, a perpetual royalty-free licence to copy and display such work for promotional purposes only. Any work not collected for what ever reasons, within 3 months from the handing-in date, can be disposed of as the School sees fit.
6.3. The Contract contains all of the contractual terms agreed between you, the invoice addressee and the School.
6.4. 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.
6.5. The Contract shall be governed by English law.
YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL
You and the invoice addressee have the right to cancel the Contract (and have all monies paid returned by the School) at any time before the date ten working days after the date of the Contract (the Cancellation Date). This right to cancel must be exercised by notice in writing. If a notice of cancellation is sent by post, it can be posted at any time up to and including the Cancellation Date. If you start attending a course before the Cancellation Date, the right to cancel will be lost.
I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions set out above. To request further information click here or please contact:
The Administrative office:
PO Box 4784 Henley-on-Thames-Oxon RG9 9FE
Tel: +44 (0)1491 628950