T & C

Terms & Conditions

Once a registration is accepted by Work Experience, the following conditions become legally binding. All students agree to be bound by the regulations, policies and procedures of  Work Experience.

Payment of Fees

The tuition fee for your programme will be as stated in the programme description. In order to register for a one-day programme at least 50% of the course fees must be paid with 2 weeks before starting the programme. In order to register for a summer programme, a full payment should be done with a minimum of two months in advance. The accommodation will not be confirmed unless payment has been received.

Services

The company reserves the right to change details of its services, programmes, facilities and programmes dates, where circumstances beyond the company control necessitate such changes or where the number of registrations is not enough to operate a course viably. In the unlikely event that the Company is unable to deliver your course in full, you may be offered registration in a suitable alternative course by the Company at no extra cost. You have the right to choose whether you would prefer to cancel the course (terms and conditions apply), or to accept a place on another course. A minimum of 10 students are required for one-day programmes, and 20 students for the summer programmes. If there are less than specified students, alternative arrangements will be made.

Entry Levels

The students should have a minimum of 5.5 level of English for the programmes.

Changes to Registrations

The company reserves the right to charge an Administration Fee (GB £50) each time the programme or accommodation details are changed after a place has been confirmed.

 Academic criteria

Students are accepted into Work Experience on the strict understanding that progression through the course is conditional upon satisfactory attendance and successful attainment of prescribed performance targets. Students are formally assessed on a regular basis. The assessment will take into consideration: programme assignments, level of participation, attendance and commitment to study. Students who do not meet the assessment criteria will not be allowed to proceed with their original programme but will be offered an alternative course or invited to withdraw from Work Experience without a refund.

Attendance

Students are accepted onto the programme on the strict understanding that they attend all classes. By signing the application form the student accepts that if they fail to attend classes without good reason, or without the permission of the Company, they may be deemed to be withdrawn or be required to leave the course.

General Cancellation and Withdrawal policy

a) Cancellations before Arrival

If a course is cancelled more than 4 weeks before arrival, we will charge £100 cancellation fee.
If a course is cancelled less than 4 weeks before arrival, we will charge 50% of the total fees to cover accommodation and administrative fees.
If a course is cancelled less than 1 week before arrival, we will charge 75% of the total fees to cover accommodation and administrative fees.

b) No refunds will be made in the following circumstances:

The students need to leave the programme or the country due to unexpected personal reasons.

c) Cancellations after Arrival

If a student decides to cancel their programme, no refund will be given.

d) Accommodation Refunds before Arrival

In the event of students cancelling their accommodation for the summer programmes in less than 14 days before arrival will be charged one week accommodation.
For cancellations less than 48 hours before arrival, full accommodation fee will be charged.

e) Accommodation Refunds after Arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give at least 1 week notice in writing. Full accommodation fee will be charged.

Medical Insurance

Every student must have appropriate insurance. The company recommends that all students take out travel/student insurance which is tailored to the needs of European students. All students in host family accommodation must take out insurance and a copy of the policy must be given to Work Experience.

UKBA Compliance for students outside the EU

Work Experience is committed to compliance with UK Border Agency requirements and will pass on any information in accordance with its responsibilities on student attendance and contact details. There are restrictions on students from outside the EEA working, which can be found on the UK Border Agency website. Any student found to be working in contravention of these restrictions will be reported to the UK Border Agency and may be asked to leave the programme. Students are required to immediately report any changes in their contact details (address, telephone, mobile number) and/or changes in their circumstances affecting their immigration status and their permission to stay in the UK to the Company.

Equal Opportunities

Work Experience operates an equal opportunities policy. It aims to ensure that no applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, sex, marital status, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or political or religious belief.