Short Courses: Terms & Conditions
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Terms & Conditions
- Before booking onto the event, please ensure you have read the event programme and content, to ensure the event will meet your needs.
- If an event registration/booking form is completed by an individual other than the named delegate (the 'delegate'), it is the responsibility of the employer (the 'employer') to ensure the delegate is authorised and able to attend the event on the employer’s behalf.
- Upon receipt of your registration/booking form and subsequent payment your place(s) will be confirmed.
- Delegates have full responsibility for allowing enough time to process Visa applications to avoid being subject to the cancellation policy.
- We can accept or decline your application at our discretion.
Course fee payment
- Delegate fees (including any card processing and/or booking fees applicable) are payable upon booking unless it has been agreed in advance that a valid, authorised Purchase Order can be provided and accepted.
- For online bookings paid at the time of booking, receipts can be issued on request electronically from the booking website on completion of the booking.
- For bookings accepted with Purchase Orders, invoices will be sent via email to the name and address provided on the booking form and must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or not later than 1 working day prior to the start of the event, whichever date occurs soonest (the 'due date').
- Payment must be made in GBP by credit/debit card or BACS.
- If any amount properly due to the RCA under or in connection with these terms and conditions remains outstanding beyond the due date the RCA may charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 8 per cent per annum plus the Bank of England base rate for business to business transactions (which interest will accrue daily until the date of actual payment, be compounded quarterly, and be payable on demand); or claim interest and statutory compensation pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998).
- If payment is not received by the due date then the delegate is not allowed to attend the course.
- Delegates will receive a welcome email and joining instructions to the email address provided on the booking form.
- The RCA send all correspondence primarily via email to the email provided on the booking form. If alternative details are received after the booking form has been submitted, they will supersede the original details and all future correspondence will be sent to the new address.
- It is the responsibility of the individual completing the event registration/booking form to ensure the welcome email and joining instructions are received by the delegate.
- If the welcome email and joining instructions are not received, it is the responsibility of the individual who completed the event registration/booking form to contact the RCA and request to re-issue them.
- Failure to attend the event will result in the full cost being incurred. No refund shall be given.
- Failure to attend an event at which a free or concessionary rate place was given may result in the delegate or their company becoming ineligible for such places at future event(s).
- It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the RCA, to change the content and timing of the programme, the date, the venue or the speaker(s) and the RCA reserves the right to amend the described courses as circumstances dictate.
- Delegates will need to comply with the RCA health and safety rules and inductions. Appropriate footwear and clothing must be worn when using any workshops.
- Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course.
- We require a minimum of 80% class attendance to obtain a certificate of attendance and you must attend the final day.
- All requests for cancellations and/or transfers must be received in writing.
- Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
- The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking (excluding any card processing fees and/or booking fees previously applied), as shown below.
- For employer bookings only, in the event of a delegate named on the booking form being unable to attend, the RCA will accept substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the event date and they meet the admission criteria.
- In the event of there being insufficient numbers booked onto an event the RCA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event.
- In the event of cancellation of an event by the RCA, the RCA will endeavour to inform all delegates atleast a week before the event is due to take place, although this may not be always possible. All event fees paid will be reimbursed in full, or the payment will be transferred in full to another event.
- The RCA shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including travel and accommodation.
- RCA Executive Education Covid-19 safe guidelines: We continually monitor the Covid-19 situation in the UK before and during the course. Our planning incorporates the latest Government guidance, as well as consideration of how best to ensure a safe and inclusive learning space for the participants and staff team. If the course delivery is affected by Covid-19 during the programme dates, we will notify all participants by email. In the unfortunate situation that a programme has to be cancelled after the start date, we will offer a transfer or refund.
We'll refund the course fee you paid depending on when you cancel your attendance:
- 75% refund of course fees if you cancel up to 30 calendar days before the course starts
- 50% refund of course fees if you cancel up to 15 calendar days before the course starts
- No refund of course fees if you cancel less than 15 calendar days before the course starts
- No refund of course fees if you fail to attend the course online or on campus.
The RCA shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should the event be cancelled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.
- Delegates are responsible for organising their own travel, accommodation and insurance.
- Where food and refreshments are to be provided, this will be stated on the event details and the cost included in the price quoted.
- Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to the RCA in advance of the event, as specified in the event details.
For further information see the RCA Short Courses FAQ.
Unforeseen circumstances may force you to curtail or cancel your course. We strongly recommend that for courses delivered on campus, you take out insurance to cover expenses for travel and accommodation as well as for the course fee should you have to cancel less than eight weeks before the start of the course.
Unless your country of residence has a reciprocal arrangement with the UK that entitles you to free medical care, we urge you also to take out medical/health insurance to cover you during your visit to London.
- These terms and conditions, together with the event details, fees and contact details, set out the entire agreement between the RCA and the delegate (if paid individually) or the employer.
- Any changes or amendments to these terms and conditions should be made in writing and agreed by the RCA.
Short Courses: Frequently Asked Questions
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