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Training Course Terms and Conditions
We aim to be fair and reasonable at all times. Our Terms and Conditions reflect this attitude. All of our training courses are subject to the following terms and conditions.
If you are in any doubt as to the meaning, or implications of the clauses of this agreement, please contact us and we will go through them with you, as these Terms and Conditions are legally binding on you.
Sunshine Hair and Beauty Training Academy are hereinafter referred to as “the company” and you as “the client” or “you.”
1. General Booking Information
1.1. Bookings for courses must be made more than 14 days in advance. Only on rare occasions will the company accept bookings within this period and these must be done through prior arrangement.
1.2. The company will not reserve a place on any training course until either full payment, or a deposit has been received and the booking confirmed by the company via an email.
1.3. By booking on a training course with a deposit payment, or full payment, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions herein.
1.4. The company reserves the right to decline any application for enrolment onto any training course without providing reasons.
1.5. To be enrolled onto any course, the client must be able to understand, read and write in English to GCSE level.
1.6. If there are any pre-requisites for a particular course, by booking on that course the client warrants that they fulfil all of these pre-requisites. Refunds will not be given where the client has failed to meet the pre-requisites or the client has falsely declared that they meet the pre-requisites.
1.7. All courses include manuals. Most courses require the client to have a starter kit. The client may purchase a starter kit from the company at the time they register for a course.
1.8 The company does not operate on public holidays. The company will liaise with you to confirm a more appropriate date and confirm this with you by email. The company will do everything it can to accommodate your training dates. If no reasonable date can be confirmed, you will lose your deposit.
2. Payments and Deposits
2.1. All courses require that the client pay a deposit when making a booking.
2.2. Deposits are non-refundable unless the company cancels the course.
2.3. Training course balances must be paid in full 14 days prior to the start of the course. Failing to do so could result in the immediate loss of the client’s deposit and the reallocation of the training date to another client. This decision is taken at the sole discretion of the company.
2.4. The company are unable to allow delegates to start a training course unless course fees have been paid in full.
2.5. Course certificates will only be issued on the successful completion of the course and all outstanding fees relating to the course have been settled in full.
2.6 Course fees, deposits and other payments are non-transferable.
3. Cancellations and Rescheduling
3.1. The company will not accept cancellations or rescheduling requests by phone. If the client wishes to cancel or reschedule a training course they must inform the company via email, or through the company’s website contact form.
3.2. Rather than cancel a training course, the client may wish to reschedule on another date. The company will allow only one rescheduling per course under the terms shown below.
3.3. If the client wishes to reschedule a training course 14 days or more before the start date of the course, then the client will be liable to pay a rescheduling fee of £25 (Twenty Five Pounds). The rescheduled date will be mutually agreed. If no date can be reasonably agreed , the client will lose their deposit.
3.4. If the client wishes to reschedule a training course within 14 days or less, but not less than 7 days before the start date of the course, then the client will be liable to pay a rescheduling fee of £45 (Forty Five Pounds.) If less than or 7 days prior to the course, the reschedule will be treated as a cancellation. Reschedule payments must be made immediately via the company website. The rescheduled date will be mutually agreed. If no date can be reasonably agreed, the client will lose the full cost of the course.
3.5. If the client cancels the training course 14 days or more before the start date of the course, the client will be liable for the half the cost of the course.
3.6. If the client cancels the training course within 14 days or less before the start date of the course, the client will be liable for the full cost of the course.
3.7. The company reserves the right to cancel, re-schedule or vary any course or part of a course for reasons beyond its control, including changes in regulations. If this were to happen and the client is unable to meet the new schedule the company will refund money paid for the course.
3.8. Should the company cancel a training course the company will not be liable for any costs incurred as a result, including loss of earnings or any other associated and, or consequential costs.
3.9. Only under exceptional circumstances, such as bereavement, will the company consider wavering their cancellation and rescheduling terms. This decision will be at the sole discretion of the company and will only be considered if the bereavement relates to an immediate family member, such as a partner, child, parent or sibling.
4.1. Whilst the client are on the company premises or any other premises where the course is held, they are obliged to abide by Health and Safety rules. Where a client is disruptive to other delegates, breaches health and safety guidelines or endangers themselves or others, the company reserve the right to ask the client to leave the premises, or the company has the right to terminate the training course immediately. Clients that are asked to leave the course, or result in the termination of a course, for the above reasons, will not be entitled to a refund.
4.2. The company does not accept responsibility or liability for loss or damage to clients belongings, person or those of models they may provide whilst the client is on the company’s premises or any other site where the course is being conducted.
4.3. The client is expected to wear appropriate clothing for training courses. If these do not comply with the company’s “Dress code and Policy Guidelines”, the company has the right to terminate the course, on its sole discretion, with no refund payable. “Dress code and Policy Guidelines” are available on request.
4.4. If the client does not adhere to the course training times as they appear on the confirmation email sent by the company, thereby causing significant delays to the trainer, the company, at its sole discretion, has the right to terminate the course immediately with no refund payable.
4.5. The client is to ensure that all models provided for training course purposes are over the age of 16 (sixteen) years old, as younger models would invalidate insurance. Under such circumstances, the company would be obliged to terminate the course with no refund payable.
4.6. We recommend that the client acquire student insurance for their practical training day. Student insurance is available via the Professional Beauty Direct website.
4.7. The company is not liable or responsible for the information or terms and conditions held on any third party website. Please note that any transactions (communications or otherwise) that occur between you and Professional Beauty Direct are not the responsibility of the company and cannot be construed as such.
6. Data Protection
6.1. The company complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Full information regarding how we use your data will be provided upon request.
7.1. Attendance of the client on a training course, and the issuing of a formal qualification certificate on completion, does not provide any guarantee of workmanship, performance, quality or status of the client during future endeavours.
7.2. All information provided is given in good faith and the company will not be held responsible for actions taken by the client, or any other individual or organisation as a result of the information provided during the training course.
7.3. The company’s course notes and training cannot be relied upon for legal interpretation. Neither the company nor its employees, trainers or consultants can accept responsibility for the actions of clients, or those of other people reading the course notes, or responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of relying on the course content or the course notes.
8.1. All intellectual property rights remain the property of the company and any copies made of course materials, booklets, videos or training aids will be an infringement of copyright unless agreed in writing by the company.
5.1. Course certificates are issued from our head office within 10 (ten) working days of successfully completing your course. Clients may opt to download their certificate from the company website or have their certificate posted to them, at a small fee. Clients indicate their choice at the time of booking their course. To download certificates the client needs to register on the company website.
5.2. Once full payment of the course has been made (within 14 days of the course date), the client may download their course manual from the company website.
5.3. Once they have gone through their manual, they will be required to complete a theory test. This is done on-line through “My Courses - My Bookings, and clicking the link to undertake a theory test.”
5.4. The client must achieve a score of 80% or higher to be able to attend their training course. The course should be completed well in advance of the course date.
5.5. The client must demonstrate to the tutor on the day of practical training that they have a good understanding on how to carry out a similar treatment on their own.
5.6. If the tutor decides that the client would benefit from addition practice or training, the company reserves the right to withhold the issuing of a certificate until a successful practical demonstration is undertaken. Clients who are unsuccessful on the day of the practical training will be offered the opportunity to re-sit the practical exam at a later date.
5.7. Clients who fall into this category will be asked to pay an additional £50 (fifty pounds) to cover the costs required to re-assess their practical standards. If after re-sitting the practical exam the client is still unable to demonstrate a satisfactory standard they will not be issued a certificate and will have to re-take the course at a later date, if they so wish.
5.8. Certain courses require the client to submit 3 examples of treatments they have carried out after the completion of their training course. This is in the form of a case study, comprising a written account of the treatment with accompanying pictures, to enable the tutor to assess the client’s grasp of the training received. This is an integral part of the certification process and the client must pass the tutor’s assessment to be awarded a certificate.
9.1. If there is anything about our service you are unhappy about, we strongly recommend you record you complaint.
9.2. To do so please use our Contact Form found on the Main Menu. In the Comments/Enquiry section enter COMPLAINT (in capital letters) followed by the complaint in as much detail as possible.
9.3. This complaint will be entered into a Complaint Log and followed up by a company employee in due course.
9.4. We take complaints seriously and will endeavour to do our best to rectify the problem to your satisfaction.