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Terms and Conditions

 

The assurances of the relationship

General

learndirect is Registered in England and Wales, No. 06779528.

learndirect

1st Floor
Wilson House
2 Lorne Park Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1JN

Terms applying to all of our client agreements

In consideration of the agreements made herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, each party shall agree as follows:

For the purposes of these terms:

Headings; Number and Gender. The headings of sections and paragraphs are inserted for convenience only and shall not be deemed to constitute part of this agreement or to affect the construction thereof. The use in this agreement of singular, plural, masculine, feminine and neuter pronouns shall include the others as the context may require.

'We' and 'us' means learndirect, who will provide the services to you.

'You' means the student receiving the services.

'Course' means a distance learning course or course designed and developed by us including all revisions and updates to such course as we may make from time to time.

'Course Materials' means the physical materials relating to any one course, together with all revisions and updates made by us from time to time, which may be in any format and which are required by the student to complete the course.

We affirm that the course materials will meet a satisfactory level of quality; however, we do not affirm that they will be error free. You are responsible for inspecting the course materials and informing us about any oversights as soon as is reasonably possible following delivery.

For all courses purchased after June 1st 2022 you will be granted access to your learner platform for a period of 12 months. If you require more time on program you will be able to purchase additional time through your learner account. If you are intending to take leave from your course for a period of 6 months or longer you are required to notify us, continuation of your course will incur a £40 reactivation fee.

Due to the nature of the Foot Health Practitioner Course all students must complete the entire course within a period not greater than 2 years.

You are required to notify us, either in writing at our registered address or by telephone, of any changes to your postal address.

We retain the sole discretion concerning whether a course may be transferred from you to a third party. Any such request must be made to us in writing at our registered address. We will treat all justifiable requests as compassionately as possible.

We retain the sole discretion concerning whether you may transfer to another course offered by us. To request a course transfer you must send a signed, written request via recorded delivery to the Cancellations and Conversions Department at our registered address. We will treat all justifiable requests as compassionately as possible.

If we agree to the course transfer, the total fees paid towards the discontinued course will be offset against the cost of the new course. However, we will require that if the new course fee is greater than that of the discontinued course, the balance should be paid in full along with a standard £40 transfer fee.

The topics covered during the practical training will be as close as possible to those stated on the website. However, if we are obliged to make any minor changes to your practical training we reserve the right to do so and will inform you as soon as possible.

All outstanding course fees must be paid in full at least one month before your practical training is due to commence.

Any materials offered free with the course, e.g. the Free Practitioner's Toolkit and Free Patient Diagnosis Handbook, will be given to you on the first day of your practical training.

You have a right to appeal the outcome of an assessment on the grounds that you do not agree with the assessment decision made by the Assessor/Tutor/Marker, or that the assessment procedures have not been carried out properly. If you wish to appeal, you must submit written notice to the Faculty Manager at our registered address within five days of receiving notification of the grade or assessment. Your notice must include your intention to appeal and the grounds for appeal. You must also then provide a full case, in writing, within a further fourteen days.

The Faculty Manager will review the submission and assessment material with the Internal Verifier and Quality Manager for the final grading. Their decision is final and you will be advised of the outcome in writing.

For a copy of the appeals policy and procedure, please send a written request to the Administration Department at our registered address.

We warrant that we will carry out the service to you with a reasonable level of care and skill.

If you require any changes to these terms, please request such changes in writing to the address above.

Any liability under any agreement between you and us shall be limited to any sums paid by you to us.

As far as permitted by law, we shall not be liable to any person for losses or damages that were not reasonably foreseeable and that were not caused by any breach on our part. We shall not be liable to any person for any direct or indirect loss or damage as a result from your course enrolment. Any liability that does arise will be limited to the course fee paid.

We are not qualified to provide you with advice regarding health problems. If you require any such advice, we recommend you seek the opinion of your doctor or any other medical practitioner. Any holistic health care advice we do provide should be treated as congruent to, and not an alternative for, accustomed health care.

None of the conditions or provisions of this Agreement shall be held to have been waived by either party, except by an instrument in writing signed by a duly authorised officer or representative of each party. The waiver by either party of any right hereunder or the failure to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement, or any rights with respect thereto, shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any other rights hereunder or any breach or failure of performance of the other party.

All outstanding debts to us must be made before any course with Learndirect can be considered as complete, this may include the issuing of any diploma or certificate. We reserve the right to refuse enrolment on any of the courses we offer.

If you are paying for the course by instalments, you agree to pay the instalments promptly and on the dates specified in the agreement, irrespective of the speed at which you are studying. If you are issued with a new debit/credit card, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can update our records.

If you are paying by instalments and your card is declined or you miss a payment for any other reason, we will notify you by email, and your course account will be locked.

DEFAULTING ON THIS AGREEMENT

Defaulting on this agreement may have severe consequences and could make obtaining credit more difficult. This could also lead to you incurring any reasonable costs which we incur (including both administration costs and debt recovery costs), because you failed to meet the terms and conditions of this agreement.

a) If you're having trouble paying your bill, you should contact us immediately on 01202 006 464 (Option1), to discuss ways we can help and the repayment options available to you.

b) If you don't pay on time: We may use third-party agents (for example Debt Collection Agencies, High Court Enforcement companies) to recover any debt due to us, or to discuss the need to increase your regular instalment. We may also, apply for and register a default against your/your address. Again, this could make obtaining credit in the future more difficult.

c) We may use a Credit Reference agency to review information held, this will help us choose the correct way in which we collect any outstanding debt from you. This can include any financial statement or assessment which has been provided by you to us.

d) We may make a legal claim against you to recover any debt owed (plus applicable costs) by court order. We can charge you interest at 8% per year above the current Bank of England base rate, this will be charged on the overdue amount owed until you pay this amount in full, including both applicable costs and interest.

PREMIUM CREDIT LIMITED CREDIT AGREEMENTS ONLY

You are committing to pay Learndirect the full value of the course inclusive of VAT as detailed. By electing to pay by instalments, you will enter into a formal credit agreement with Premium Credit Limited, trading as SFP.

Under this arrangement SFP may have rights to recover from Learndirect, including but not limited to, any losses relating to the provision of financial services that they incur, as a result of learners not keeping up with payments on credit agreements with SFP, relating to course fees.

If you, the learner have entered into such an agreement and Learndirect has to make any payments or otherwise incurs any liability in respect of these, and/or any finance plan is cancelled, terminated or ended for any reason, you will remain fully liable for all fees to Learndirect.

You will reimburse Learndirect for any losses Learndirect incurs in compensating SFP.

All copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the course materials are either owned by or licensed to us. Copying, adaptation or any other use of all or any part of the course materials without our express permission is strictly prohibited.

If at our discretion we afford you any relaxation of these terms, this shall in no way affect our rights under these terms and conditions.

This Agreement shall be interpreted in all respects in accordance with the law of England and Wales. The parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the determination of any question or dispute arising in connection with this Agreement.

If the whole, or any part, of any clause(s) of this Agreement is or becomes invalid for any reason, that invalidity shall not affect the validity of any other provision.

All courses are available to be purchased in non-tutored book format for 90% of the course fee as listed on this website.

Under this policy, you may cancel your purchase of the course within the period of 14 calendar days from the date on which the contract of purchase is concluded. This is called as a "Cancellation Period". If you decide you do not want to commence the course during this period a refund may be granted.

To cancel your course you must contact the customer service team 0121 794 8380 within office hours 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Please note cancellations cannot be accepted via email or postal format.

Paper Copy Courses: You must return any course related hard copy materials in their original packaging to us at your own cost and risk, and in a resaleable condition. We strongly encourage you to send the course materials by recorded delivery so that you can track the return.

Upon receipt of cancellation notice and returned course materials at our registered address – and provided the course materials are, at our sole discretion, in resaleable condition - we will process the refund due to you within thirty days of our receipt of your written notice of cancellation.

Online Courses/Digital Content: Once the course has been accessed/activated on our virtual learning environment, this is an indication of use of service and acceptance of our terms and conditions, as a result, at this point, no refunds will be issued, even within the standard cooling-off period of 14 days. After the cooling-off period refunds will be considered on a case-by-case situation.

All cancellations will be subject to a 3% cancellation charge for administration, which would be deducted from any refund due to you.

Outside the standard Terms and Conditions cancellations may be considered on a case-by-case situation.

As part of the cancellation process you will be required to confirm details so your refund can be issued. Should you fail to complete these details within 30 days of your request, your account will be reactivated.

We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office, No. Z1636831, and are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping your personal information secure. We will not disclose your details to any person, unless you have given your consent or we are compelled to do so by law, or in response to a valid, legally compliant request by any law enforcement agency or government authority.

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