Terms & Conditions – Enthusiast Courses

1. Contract
1.1. The terms of the School's price list 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").

2. The Course
2.1. You must comply with all rules and regulations issued by the School from time to time.
2.2. The School will be entitled to change the timing and/or content of any course and to substitute any teacher at any time.

3. Fees
3.1. Payment for all courses must be paid in full for your place to be secured unless otherwise stated.
3.2. 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). Please see section 5 for details.

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.

5. Termination
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 28 days before the start of the course.
5.3. Provided that the School has received your notice of termination prior to the deadline, the School will refund any fees paid subject to a £10 administration fee for one day courses, or £25 administration fee for evening or muli-part course. Alternatively you may transfer to another date or request a credit note valid for one year from date of issue.
5.4. Bookings cancelled within 28 days of the start date of a course are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, you may send someone in your place.
5.5. You may terminate the contract (and have all monies paid returned to you) at any time during the period ending on the day falling 14 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 14 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.
5.6. 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. Liability
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. General
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.

Terms & Conditions - Leiths List

Notification of Engagement
1. The Client will notify Leiths immediately after the engagement of an applicant introduced by Leiths.

Fees
2. The fees payable to Leiths from the Client are as follows:
2.1 In the case of a one-off or fixed-term engagement, a fixed fee depending on the term and nature of the engagement as set out in the Schedule of Fees.
2.2 In the case of a permanent engagement, a percentage of the applicant’s gross salary or fees and other benefits during the first twelve months of his/her engagement as set out in the Schedule of Fees.
3. Further fees will be payable for any subsequent engagements of the applicant by the Client and, for example, if a series of engagements is subsequently extended, or if the Client engages the applicant on a different basis.
4. VAT will be charged in addition to the fees.
5. The Client will be invoiced immediately after the engagement of an applicant introduced by Leiths.
6. Invoices are due for payment on receipt and Leiths will be entitled to charge interest on all invoices which remain unpaid at 2% per month calculated daily from the invoice date until payment is received.

Refunds
7. If a permanent engagement is terminated Leiths will refund fees as follows:
Weeks worked by applicant Total fees returned
1-2 60%
3-5 40%
6-10 20%
No refund will be made in respect of temporary or casual engagements; however, if the applicant is unable to undertake the engagement, Leiths will use reasonable endeavours to find a replacement. The arrangements in relation to refunds and replacements will not apply unless the fees have been paid by the Client within 14 days of receipt of invoice and the Client notifies Leiths in writing within 7 days of termination of the engagement.

Confidentiality
8. All details supplied by Leiths to the Client are strictly confidential. If a third party engages an applicant following an introduction by the Client, the Client will be responsible for payment of the fees to Leiths.

Liability
9. Leiths will use its reasonable endeavours to identify an applicant to suit the requirements of the Client. However, the Client will be responsible for establishing the suitability of the applicant, taking up references and ascertaining the applicant’s medical and work permit position, if relevant.
10. Subject as otherwise provided by law, Leiths will not be liable for any losses, damages or expenses suffered or incurred by the Client arising from or in any way connected with the introduction by Leiths of an applicant to the Client.

General
11. If an applicant is engaged as an employee, the Client will agree the terms of employment (including pay, duties, hours, holidays and notice period) with the applicant before the engagement commences and the Client will be responsible for all PAYE and National Insurance deductions on behalf of the applicant.

Terms & Conditions - Professional Courses

1. Contract
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. Fees
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 6 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. TERMINATION
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 14 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 14 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. Liability
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. General
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.

NOTE
You are advised to take out insurance against loss of fees through illness or personal accident.

ALLERGIES AND DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
Please read our advice for allergies and dietary restrictions here

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