Enrolment - Inlingua Cardiff Terms & Conditions
Course fees do not include materials. If there are any changes to the UK VAT laws, inlingua Cardiff reserves the right to pass on those changes to the client.
Deposit and Payment
• A deposit of 15% of the total invoice (in all cases a minimum of £500) should be paid on receiving a letter of student acceptance and invoice.
• Deposits and tuition fees will be paid into a special Client Account for refund purposes, until visa applications have been approved.
• A deposit of 15% of the total invoice (in all cases a minimum of £500) should be paid on receiving an offer letter and invoice.
• We reserve the right to cancel or terminate any course that has not been paid and students will not be allowed to start their courses until payment has been received.
We reserve the right to exclude any student found to have given any false information during their application process and no refund of course fees will be made.
We reserve the right to exclude any student due to late arrival, poor/irregular attendance or for unacceptable behaviour and no refund of course fees will be made.
Please arrange adequate insurance to cover your course fees should you need to cancel for health or other personal reasons.
If a course is cancelled due to an unsuccessful visa application, all fees paid to us (minus our bank charges) will be refunded in full, on receipt of written confirmation from the Visa Section of the British Embassy that your visa application has been unsuccessful.
Please also note that there are no group course lessons on Bank Holidays and our Christmas/New Year and Easter Breaks. No refund is made for these holidays. For a full listing of closing dates please refer to our website.
Extending Your Course
If you extend your course at inlingua Cardiff, this extension will be treated as a new booking. For example, if you book a course for 12 weeks and then extend for another 12 weeks, the 12 week price will be applied on both occasions. However, if you originally book a course for 24 weeks, the 24 week price will apply. It is more economical, therefore, to book a longer course from the beginning than book a shorter course and later extend.
Any planned holiday must be incorporated at the time of booking.
If you have booked a long duration course of 16 weeks or more and wish to take a holiday during your course, this is possible AS LONG AS you request the holiday in writing no later than four weeks before you want to take the holiday. If you wish to retain your accommodation you must pay a retainer of £50 per week to the host family while you are away. We normally allow students to take a maximum of 1 week’s holiday for every 12 weeks that they are in the school. Please note that students who are following a Long Term Programme will not be refunded any fees for any holidays that they take and the course will not be extended. Holidays arranged after this time will be treated as absences and no refund or extension of any form will be given. If students shorten their course there is no refund of fees. Visa students cannot shorten their course due to FCO regulations.
Homestay accommodation includes:
Any aggressive behaviour that is bought to our attention will not be tolerated. If this situation occurs, your will be asked to leave the homestay immediately.
Changing your homestay is possible but you must have a good reason to do so.
We have a contract with homestay families which stipulates, that we must give them two weeks’ notice if a student is going to change or leave the family.
In exceptional circumstances (for example, the family does not provide what they have promised etc.) We may decide not to give the family the notice period and move the student immediately with no penalty.
If a student asks us to change accommodation when there is no serious justifiable reason or breach of contract, a fee of £25 will be charged for changing the accommodation, even if 2 weeks’ notice is given, in order to cover our extra administration costs.
Any person under the age of 18 is legally a child in England and Wales, and under 16 in Scotland, the contract is between the school and the parent or guardian.
In signing the Enrolment Form, the parent/guardian agrees/understands that:
International Foundation Programmes:
Please note that students should meet the following requirements in order to be accepted in a course:
2. In addition, you must have the relevant 12th grade equivalent qualification for your chosen subject
IELTS Preparation course:
1. In order to begin the IELTS course, students MUST have a good intermediate level (CEFR B1)
2. While inlingua Cardiff will do everything possible to help students achieve the level they may require, we can make no guarantees that the student will achieve these levels.
3. Please note, on average it takes 12 - 18 weeks of full-time study for a good student to improve by 1 level.
Activities and Excursions
Activities and excursions are optional extras. These activities are organised for students and offered either free or at cost price (when a cost is incurred by inlingua). Students who prepay activities on the programme in summer will generally pay more for activities than if they book them directly when in Cardiff, however, this prepayment will normally guarantee a place on activities and excursions that may be limited in the number of participants.
Please note: inlingua Cardiff organises activities and excursions as a service to clients and can accept no responsibility for loss of clients’ belongings or any personal injury to clients’ whist participating in these activities.
We strongly recommend that when booking a course, all clients take out an appropriate insurance policy to cover the following areas: Cancellation of the course by the client, illness and personal accident insurance, personal belongings etc.
Declaration by the client
When you enrol on a course at inlingua Cardiff, whether you complete an inlingua Cardiff enrolment form, enrol via an agent or by any other means, your act of enrolment means that you are fully in accordance with our terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.