Additional Course Information
Please read the Course Information Sheet before enrolling on a course to satisfy yourself that the course is appropriate for your needs. Course information sheets also contain information on any extra materials or costs required for the course. For any further advice, please contact the Community Education Office.
Course fees are due prior to the course commencing, if you would like to enrol for a course but have a problem with paying fees in advance please speak to the Community Education Team who can help arrange a mutually agreed payment structure. Exam fees are not included in listed fees unless otherwise stated.
WITHDRAWING FROM A COURSE, CONCESSIONS & FREE COURSES
Please note should you choose to withdraw from the course you will still be expected to pay any outstanding instalments.
Concessionary fee – Most of our courses display two fees – a full fee and a concessionary fee. The concessionary fee is the lower amount offered and is available to learners in receipt of the ‘Guaranteed Credit’ element of the Pension Credit, who are in receipt of a means tested benefit or who are unemployed. To be eligible to claim the advertised concessionary price learners need to supply their National Insurance Number and photocopied proof of a document relevant to the benefit and academic year.
Funded courses – The college is able to offer some funded courses which are advertised in the programme. To be eligible learners must be 19 years or above, have lived in an EEA (European Economic Area) country for the last 3 or more years, meet prior learning criteria, not have a Grade C or above (or equivalent) in the chosen subject area.
Learners who have NOT lived in an EEA country for the last 3 or more years – The college is still able to accept bookings; there would be an extra cost of 20% of the course fee.
Countries that belong to the EEA include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Refunds, which may be subject to a Cancellation Fee, will only be available in the following circumstances:
When the course is cancelled and a suitable alternative cannot be offered. When a written request for withdrawal is received at least 7 days before the course start date If you are forced to withdraw through ill-health or a doctor certifies that you are too unwell to continue. If a course is cancelled due to circumstances out of our control, such as adverse weather or tutor illness, then extra classes will be added to the programme. No refund will be available.
Safeguarding and EQuality & Diversity
We have made arrangements to make sure that you are safe in our Centres. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against tell your tutor or the Centre Manage, who will investigate to ensure your safety. Where required a main school designated officer will investigate any incident. If you require any further information please see the main school's safeguarding policy on this website.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from all adults aged 19+. We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect. We will do our best to ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.
If you can’t find the course you are looking for please give us a call as we always welcome new ideas. Courses will only run if there are sufficient learner numbers to make them viable. Courses can change throughout the year so please ring us any time to check any new courses that may be on offer.
We reserve the right to not accept an application for enrolment.
Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills
Some of our courses are subsidised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by the 2014 - 20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme. This funding is managed by Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills. A short video covering the background of ESF, what it does, how it helps and who benefits is available on the European Union website: http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp
Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning and Skills service supports a wide range of adult learning opportunities across Cambridgeshire. Search our website www.cambsals.co.uk for more information. We also deliver specific courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. For more information about these specific courses please call 01223 703530.
Adult Learning and Skills is committed to providing an excellent service for all of our learners. The Learner Charter sets out our commitments to you and what we ask from you in return. Click here to see the Learner Charter.
How we use your data
Following GDPR regulations please be assure we protect your data. Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice
National Careers Service (NCS)
Careers advice is available to all learners. The National Careers Service provides free information and advice on all aspects of learning, skills development and employment. Help is provided in a way that suits you, online, face to face or by telephone. Go to www.cambsals.co.uk and click on 'I need some advice' for more information or call our booking line on 0845 603 1059.
Office opening hours are term–time only: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am–2pm & 6pm–9pm. Please look at the quick links page on the main College website for a list of term dates. Please note that during the holidays we only have skeleton staffing, please do email us or leave a message on our answerphone - we will get back to you as soon as we can.
To enrol & for further information
Please contact the Community Education Office, tel: 01353 664853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our current terms and conditions can be accessed here.
If you have something interesting you would like to teach please send us your CV & ideas. Also if you are a qualified tutor in any subject looking for teaching opportunities in the local area please forward your details to the Community Education Office.