LEEDS LANGUAGE COLLEGE LTD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Should you become a student of Leeds Language College Ltd, the College will take all reasonable steps to provide the courses as described in our current brochure. In the unlikely event that Leeds Language College Ltd is unable to provide any courses due to industrial action or circumstances beyond the College’s control, the College will take all reasonable steps to minimise any disruption to your education. The College reserves the right to make variations to the award title, contents, personnel, place, time or method of delivery of, to discontinue or to merge or combine courses, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the College. If, after an application for a course has been accepted, the course is substantially varied from that described in the brochure or cancelled for reasons other than industrial action or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the College, the College will use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable replacement course. if you do not accept the replacement course, you will be entitled to withdraw from the course. In the event of such withdrawal, an appropriate refund of course fees will be made. No changes to course times may be requested by a student for a minimum of 4 weeks and class times can be only changed if there is a place available. Morning courses are more expensive. If students are moved they will be required to pay any extra cost. New students must take a Leeds Language College Ltd placement test to determine the most suitable level to study. If students disagree with the College’s reasonable assessment of their language proficiency and choose to leave the College as a result, no refund will be payable. Leeds Language College Ltd students can change their level of study with the approval of the College. Placement tests and level assessments are compulsory and refusal to participate in these will result in expulsion without refund. Examinations can be taken at a student’s request and fees must be paid on specific dates. Payment of examination fees is the responsibility of the student. Leeds Language College Ltd will not give students’ personal details to a third party (apart from appropriate authorities) without written permission. Leeds Language College Ltd may use student photos for promotional and publicity material unless a student specifically objects. Student property left at Leeds Language College Ltd will be at the owner’s risk. Leeds Language College Ltd does not have parking spaces or facilities for storage. Decisions made by the management of Leeds Language College Ltd will be final and binding in all cases for all students and their agents/representatives. The agreement between you and Leeds Language College Ltd is subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION (STUDENTS AGED 18+ ONLY)
·Leeds Language College Ltd will arrange Homestay accommodation on behalf of students of Leeds Language College only on request subject to the following terms:
·Accommodation fees must be paid in full and booked at least two weeks before student arrival at the College.
·Accommodation fees are indicative and subject to change depending on availability of the property.
·Accommodation fees must be paid in full directly to the College and not to the host family or residence. The accommodation is only valid for the person and dates given. No refund will be given for late arrivals or early departures.
·An accommodation search fee of £40 is payable for each search made by the College.
·The minimum fee to be paid for Homestay is one week.
·If you cancel your accommodation you must give one week’s complete notice of cancellation.
·Cancellation must be in blocks of complete weeks. No refund will be given for partial cancellations or where the notice is less than one week. There is a cancellation charge of 50% of one week when more than one week’s notice is given.
·Leeds Language College Ltd can only arrange accommodation that is available at any given time. Double rooms are only for students who travel and pay together.
ENROLMENT AND FEES
To pay Leeds Language College Ltd you can choose how you wish to make payment:
(1) By Bank Transfer: HSBC BANK
13 Parliament Street
York, United Kingdom, YO1 8XS
Account name: Leeds Language College Ltd
Account number: 43975002
When you pay by bank transfer, please, add £15 to the fee to cover exchange rate charges. Please, remember to include all bank charges.
(2) By cheque: Cheques to be made payable to Leeds Language College Ltd in GBP (POUNDS STERLING). Course bookings will be confirmed when cheques have cleared in full.
When you pay by cheque, please, add £15 to the fee to cover exchange rate charges. Please, remember to include all bank charges.
(3) By credit card: Please, give the card number, expiry date and a written statement to authorise us to take the money.
A single non-refundable fee of £40 is paid for enrolment to Leeds Language College Ltd. This payment covers enrolment administration charges and is payable to Leeds Language College at enrolment.
Students must purchase their initial text book at about £25 on enrolment after assessment. Subsequently further text books must be purchased for each change of course/level. All courses of up to 12 weeks’ duration must be paid in full on enrolment. Courses over 12 weeks can be paid by instalments. (See Instalment Payments). The College is unable to accept applications from students of less than 16 years of age. All classes at Leeds Language College Ltd are subject to availability. Students should check class details before enrolment. Student details are kept on a database and students must keep Leeds Language College Ltd informed of any changes to their details. In consideration of the £40 enrolment fee you will receive:
· Enrolment certificate immigration/visa application letter
· Bank introduction (usually you must be in the UK for more than 6 months)
· an attendance letter and a certificate when you finish your course.
NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION FEES: TEXTBOOKS, TRAVEL, HEALTH OR PERSONAL INSURANCE, EXTERNAL EXAMINATION FEES, STATIONERY, ACCOMMODATION, BANK TRANSFER CHARGES.
ONE TO ONE TUITION
Normal payment in advance and cancellation rules apply (see above). Tuition is subject to availability of teachers and classrooms. Leeds Language College Ltd may change teachers depending on availability.
WEEKS OF COURSE BOOKED MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PAYMENTS
1-11 FULL PAYMENT AT ENROLMENT
12-24 2 PAYMENTS
25-41 3 PAYMENTS
42+ 4 PAYMENTS
If payments are not paid on the agreed date then the entire outstanding amount must be paid immediately. If payment is not made, the course will be cancelled and students must enter any further course as a new enrolment. If payments are late, Leeds Language College Ltd may discontinue the instalment plan. It is the responsibility of the student to make payments into the agreed instalment payment plan. Instalment payments are only available to students who complete the full course. All payments must be made in advance. PAYING BY INSTALMENTS COULD AFFECT VISA APPLICATIONS.
REFUNDS OF COURSE FEES
For instalment plans where a student visa is required, a surcharge of £150 is collected with the first Instalment. This is deductible from the final payment of the agreed plan. Leeds Language College Ltd will not refund exam fees, travel costs or transfer costs to airports. Refunds can take up to 4 weeks after all the documentation has been received by Leeds Language College Ltd. When payments are made through an agent, the refund will be given by that agent. With exception of payments by agents, refunds will only be made in the name of the student by cheque or bank transfer only. Additional bank charges will not be paid by Leeds Language College Ltd. The amount of refund payable to you depends on amount of time given before the start of the course. Students who cancel a course after obtaining a student visa through the College must present an enrolment letter for a new college as proof of further studies in the UK. Please Note: Fees are non-transferable for all students.
AMOUNT OF TIME GIVEN BEFORE COURSE PERCENTAGE OF REFUND
7 WEEKS + 70%
5-6 WEEKS 55%
3-4 WEEKS 40%
2 WEEKS 10%
1 WEEKS 5%
Less than 1 WEEK 0%
After start date 0%
All students with visa refusal are entitled to a refund of their course fees (not enrolment fees). Leeds Language College Ltd will deduct an administration fee of £100. Students with visa refusal must send or fax a stamped copy of "notice of immigration decision" in order to process a refund.
If Leeds Language College Ltd has not received payment, a course will not be booked. Students are responsible for these payments which, if not made, will affect visa requirements. Once payment has been received into the bank, a Certificate of Enrolment can be issued. Leeds Language College Ltd cannot guarantee a student will study at their time of choice but will try to meet the student’s request. If students wish to change their start date, a £40 administration charge will be payable. Students must inform Leeds Language College Ltd of any required change at least 7 days in advance. If a student fails to start at the selected date or complete a course, the student will be removed from the class with no possibility of transfer or refund. Students must have their own textbook, otherwise they will not be admitted to class. Course extensions will only be granted if students have authorised absence or certified illness. Students who have an attendance record below 85% over the course of one calendar month (during term time) may be removed from the class (unless certified illness or authorised holiday). No refund will be payable in such circumstances. Students with current valid visas will be charged a £10 administration fee if they wish to extend their course and can pay the continuous price if the extension is for 4 weeks or more.
HOLIDAYS / ABSENCE
WEEKS PAID STUDY AUTHORISED HOLIDAY
LESS THAN 7 WEEKS NONE
8-11 WEEKS 1 WEEK
12-17 WEEKS 2 WEEKS
18-23 WEEKS 3 WEEKS
24-29 WEEKS 4 WEEKS
30-35 WEEKS 5 WEEKS
36-39 WEEKS 6 WEEKS
40+ WEEKS 8 WEEKS
Leeds Language College Ltd will be closed for Christmas/New Year and public holidays. Holidays must be booked 7 days in advance and should be planned carefully as administration costs could apply for
changes or cancellations .Holidays are to be taken during the course or immediately after the course is complete.
Leeds Language College Ltd students are expected to attend all their classes unless students are unable to attend due to either certified illness or authorized holiday. Leeds Language College Ltd students who are absent for less than 10 sessions without a doctor’s certificate may be excluded from the class subject to availability and at the discretion of the College. Students absent for more than 10 sessions will be reported to the Home Office UK Border Agency and may be excluded from their class and required to book another course. Late arrivals may be excluded from the class with no refunds or course extensions given for lateness. The decision whether to permit entrance to the class is at the discretion of the teacher and Leeds Language College Ltd. Leeds Language College Ltd students who have unsatisfactory attendance will be reported to the Home Office and not be issued with a leaving certificate unless there are exceptional circumstances. Students must have an attendance record of 85% and a minimum average of 60% for class work/homework marks to receive a certificate of course completion. Certificates are issued for the final course completed and are not retrospective.
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