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The booking agreement
Any contract between you and us is subject to these Booking Conditions. The contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
To make a booking
To secure your booking please submit your booking form either online or by post. To make your booking please either:
Telephone 01902 607 320 and make your payment by debit/credit card.
Click the 'Make Payment' button below to go to the Paypal login screen. You will need to login to complete your payment. Once logged in click the "Send Money" tab and enter the following details:
||Payment - (enter course title, date, venue)
Your contact email address and/or telephone number
Course title, date & venue
PLEASE NOTE: You will still need to submit a completed Booking Form.
You can complete and submit a booking form via our website (by clicking on the 'BOOK NOW' link on the relevant course page or available by clicking here) OR print a copy of the form off and send to: Athena School of Natural Therapies, Graphic House, 15-18 New Road, Willenhall WV13 2BG.
Upon receipt we will send Confirmation/Induction pack details.
Upon receipt of your payment and completed Booking Form, we will send you a Confirmation and link to your Induction Pack.
Payment of balance of course fees
Due to the administrative costs involved, we are unable to issue payment reminders. The balance due on all course bookings must be paid no later than 30 days prior to commencement of training. If this is not done we reserve the right to cancel your booking and make cancellation charges in accordance with our standard terms. You can choose to spread the cost of a programme and pay by affordable monthly instalments upon completion of an Easy Payment Plan form submitted with your booking. If you are paying by credit/debit card, and you have not advised us otherwise in writing by RECORDED DELIVERY, the balance due will, at the appropriate time, be charged automatically to your card. Your ITEC registration and examination fees cannot be added to your Easy Payment Plan (if applicable) and must be paid on or before the commencement of your course of study with us. Unless you have already made arrangement to pay these fees separately beforehand, please note that we will debit your debit / credit card 3 working days prior to the commencement of your course of study. No further advice / reminder will be issued beforehand and you agree that we may debit your card for the appropriate fees.
To cancel your booking prior to commencement of course
Notification of a wish to cancel must be made as soon as possible by the person who made the original booking and should be in writing by RECORDED DELIVERY.
Cancellation charges are as follows:
Written notice of cancellation received prior to commencement of training:
|Prior to Course Commencement
|More than 90 days
14 days or less
75% of final invoice
90% of final invoice
100% of final invoice
Withdrawal from training courses, which have already commenced:
If you need to withdraw from the course for whatever reason once the course programme has commenced, then payment for sessions yet to be attended are not subject to refund of any kind. Where a ‘pay-as-you-go’ payment scheme is in operation, payment for future sessions of a tutor-led course will still be required, in accordance with the signed agreement between the student and school.
Cancellation of training courses by us
Training courses are based on an economic minimum number of students (usually but not always 8 delegates). Should this not be reached, we reserve the right to cancel the training course. In other, unlikely circumstances it may also be necessary for us to cancel or significantly alter a training course. In the event of cancellation of training courses by us we will refund to you all monies paid to us in full. We will in no circumstances be liable to pay you any compensation. We may be able to offer you the choice of an alternative course and, should you wish to transfer, will refund to you any difference in price between the original booking and the alternative course if of a lower value.
Brochure descriptions and prices
It is inevitable that some of the prices and details contained within our printed promotional literature may change after the time of printing. You will be informed of any relevant changes to printed promotional literature when you book and before you enter into a contract with us as part of our commitment to quality customer service. We reserve the right to change any of the services or facilities or prices described in the promotional literature at any time before a contract is made between us.
Changes to the scheduled programme after booking
Our training courses are planned and scheduled many months in advance. Sometimes changes may be necessary. Although we would normally expect to be able to provide you with the services confirmed by us in respect of your original booking, occasionally this will not be possible and we reserve the right to make changes as necessary. The arrangements featured on our website and in our literature are by their very nature complex with services involved from many different tutors, accreditation and examination bodies etc. Due to potential changes in syllabus criteria, tutor personal and professional circumstances and other issues over which we have no control, it is not always possible to guarantee aspects such as particular tutor attendance. Tutor or other aspects of course information are stated for guidance only. Final details will be shown on your final Joining Instructions, sent approximately two weeks prior to training course commencement. We will make every effort to provide as much advance notification as possible but we feel it is only fair to warn you of possible variations which, although rare, can occur every once in a while.
Any special request or requirement which is essential to your booking (such as specific dietary requirements, wheelchair assistance or special facilities for certain medical conditions) must be made known to us in writing by RECORDED DELIVERY before you book. We will contact our tutors and other sub contractors /suppliers and the request will only become a term of your contract with us if we confirm in writing that the request can be met and your booking proceeds on that basis. We are happy to pass on any other reasonable requests that you may have such as desired location of training rooms or other requirements as to meals, (where these form part of the course package), but they cannot be guaranteed and will not form part of our contract. No compensation will be payable if such requests are not fulfilled. None of these terms and conditions affect your statutory rights. Special requests such as larger font notes in course handouts and examination papers or printing of notes on a specific colour of paper can be met but we ask that you make us aware of such requests at least 30 days prior to the commencement of your training course.
What the price includes or does not include
Unless otherwise stated in course literature, brochures and website listings, training course costs cover venue, (where appropriate) tuition fees, course notes and refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits and mineral water). The cost does not cover your travel expenses, any accommodation expenses and food.
In the unlikely event that you need to complain about any aspect of the training which you have received from Athena School of Natural Therapies, you must notify Debra G Goldston, School Principal in writing by RECORDED DELIVERY within 48 hours of the activity giving rise to the complaint having occurred. Debra should be contacted at the following address: Athena School of Natural Therapies, Graphic House, 15-18 New Road, Willenhall WV13 2BG. Retrospective complaints are noted through the evaluation procedure and will not be considered as reason for refunds.
We reserve the right to ask you to leave the course in the event of any upheld reason (See Grievance Procedure and Code of Conduct). In that event monies for future lessons will not be refunded.
Your obligations in respect of your training with us:
You are responsible for your own health and wellbeing throughout the duration of the course.
If you have experienced/are experiencing any of the following, please let us know in writing before the course commences (any information will be held in the strictest of confidence): i) Epilepsy/Diabetes/Asthma/High or Low Blood Pressure. ii) Any medical problems of an acute or chronic nature. iii) Any emotional or mental trauma that has resulted in your seeking medical advice or treatment. iv) Suffered from any drug (prescribed or otherwise), alcohol or substance abuse.
In the event that any of the above conditions manifest after commencement of your course, you are required to notify us in writing by RECORDED DELIVERY within 48 hours of your becoming aware of these facts.
Importance notice: Insurance cover is available to protect students in the event of illness, personal injury or death during an on going training course. We strongly recommend that you take out such cover.
The Ascension Training Services Limited Block Scheme is available for students of Athena School of Natural Therapies. For futher information click here.
In view of the availability of cover, we are unable to consider health issues as a reason to refund course fees whatsoever.
You are responsible for the safety of your personal belongings and Athena School of Natural Therapies does not accept any liability for loss, howsoever caused.
Data protection policy
We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect the information you provide us in order to process your booking. We must pass this information onto the relevant suppliers of your training arrangements such as tutors and awarding/examination bodies (PLEASE NOTE: If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons). This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. We will not pass any information onto any person not responsible for part of your training arrangements. If you wish to have a copy of the personal information held about you, we will supply this upon written request accompanied by an admin charge of £10.
For our full Data Protection Policy click here
Do not sign the Booking Form until you have read and understood the above and are happy to accept these terms and conditions.
Athena School of Natural Therapies is a brand name, operated under license by Ascension Training Services Limited whose company registration number is 08247021. The Company’s registered office address GRAPHIC HOUSE 15-18 NEW ROAD, WILLENHALL WEST MIDLANDS UNITED KINGDOM WV13 2BG