Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
1.1. The terms of the School’s price list, the enrolment form and these terms and conditions constitute the terms of the legally binding contract (“the Contract”) between you, the student, any Guarantor set out in the enrolment form and Leiths School of Food and Wine Limited (“the School”).
1.2. Any enrolment application by you will be subject to written acceptance by the School.
2. The Course
2.1. You must attend all courses on a punctual basis unless prevented by events which are beyond your reasonable control.
2.2. You must comply with all rules and regulations issued by the School from time to time.
2.3. The School will be entitled to change the timing and/or content of any course and to substitute any teacher at any time.
3.1. Enrolment on certain courses is subject to payment of a deposit as set out in the School’s price list. Deposits are non-refundable.
3.2. Following acceptance by the School of your application, you and the Guarantor will be contractually bound to pay the full amount of the fees as set out below. No refund will be made if you subsequently fail to attend all or any part of the course (and the School is unable to reallocate your place) or if you fail any exam. In addition to fees, you and the invoice addressee must pay for the extras set out in the School’s price list.
3.3. All fees must be paid not less than 4 weeks before the start of the course, subject as set out below.
3.4. If the School has agreed that fees may be paid by instalments, each instalment must be paid by the instalment date set out by the School. Any deposit paid will be deducted from the final instalment. The obligation to pay each of the instalments will continue notwithstanding that you subsequently fail any exam or to attend all or any part of the course. Failure to pay any instalment by the due date or attend the course will result in the balance of the fees becoming immediately payable.
3.5. If fees are not paid by the due date, the School will be entitled to reallocate your place (without prejudice to the obligation to pay the fees).
3.6. Any deposit and/or fees paid will only be returned if the School is unable to offer you a place on your chosen course.
3.7 In consideration of the School entering into the contract with the student, the Guarantor irrevocably and unconditionally guarantees the payment of all fees and extras as set out in the Contract. The Guarantor will be fully liable whether or not any action has been taken against the student and whether or not any circumstances have occurred which might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge of the Guarantor.
4. Your Conduct
4.1. If the School considers that you have behaved in an unacceptable manner, the School will be entitled to require you to cease to attend any course. If the School is unable to reallocate your place, no refund of fees will be made and if payment is being made by instalments, the balance of the fees will become immediately payable.
5.1. You may only terminate the contract in the circumstances set out below.
5.2. You may only terminate the Contract if you give the School written notice of termination and the School receives such notice not less than 6 weeks before the start of the course (being the first day of the first term if the course consists of more than one term). Provided that the School has received your notice of termination prior to the deadline, the School will refund any fees paid but will be entitled to retain any deposit. If the course has been paid in full the School will charge an administration fee. You must receive confirmation in writing that the School has agreed to terminate the Contract in order to be eligible for a refund. The confirmation should be obtained for your records.
5.3. You may terminate the contract (and have all monies paid returned to you) at any time during the period ending on the day falling seven working days after the date of the Contract. Notice of the termination must be in writing. To be effective the notice must be posted or delivered not later than the last day of the seven working day period set out above. If you start attending the course before the expiry date of this period you will lose your right to terminate.
5.4. The School will be entitled to cancel any course at any time subject to the repayment of any deposit and fees received in respect of the course or the part of the course which has been cancelled.
6.1. You must not bring any items of special value onto the School’s premises. The School will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.
6.2. The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by you which is indirect, special or consequential.
6.3. 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.
7.1. The Contract contains all of the contractual terms agreed between you, the invoice addressee and the School.
7.2. 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.
7.3. The Contract shall be governed by English law.
You are advised to take out insurance against loss of fees through illness or personal accident.