Prospective Students

The description of the College's courses in its prospectus and on its website represents the College's aspirations as to what will be delivered.  However, for various reasons, the courses actually delivered may be different.  For example:

  • funding for a course (whether from the Government or from the College's charitable donations or other sources of income) may be reduced or withdrawn;

  • there may be insufficient interest in a course which means that it is uneconomic or unviable to deliver;

  • there may be a change to the College's other resources, such as staff or accommodation, which affect the delivery of a course.

A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses, or the withdrawal of a course. 

The College may make a change to a course for the reasons set out above, or for other reasons where it is reasonable for the College to do so. 

If there is a change to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College will let you know as soon as possible. 

By expressing an interest about a course to the College, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.

 

Prospective students who have received a formal course offer from the College

Possible changes to Courses

If you accept the offer in relation to the Course, you agree that there might be circumstances which mean that the Course has to be changed.  For example:

  • funding for the Course (whether from the Government or from the College's charitable donations or other sources of income) may be reduced or withdrawn;

  • there may be insufficient interest in a Course which means that it is uneconomic or unviable to deliver;

  • there may be a change to the College's other resources, such as staff or accommodation, which affect the delivery of a Course.

A change could involve the replacement of the Course with a new course, variations to the content or structure of the Course, the merger of the Course with another course, or the withdrawal of the Course. 

The College may make a change to the Course for the reasons set out above, or for other reasons where it is reasonable for the College to do so. 

If there is a change to the Course

If there is a change to the Course, the College will let you know as soon as possible and will take reasonable steps to minimise any disruption which you might face as a result of the change.

Changes to the Course which are not material will not otherwise affect the contract between you and the College in relation to the Course.

If the Course is withdrawn (or the Course is materially changed and you do not want to proceed with it):

  • the College will use reasonable endeavours to provide access to any suitable alternative course at the College; and

  • the College may refund to you any tuition fees which you have paid to the College in relation to the Course, unless these are to be applied to any suitable alternative course.

Events beyond the control of the College

The College will not be liable to you in any way if the College is unable to deliver the Course in accordance with the description of it in the Prospectus due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of the College such as industrial action, extreme weather or natural disaster.  These are examples only. 

If this happens the College will let you know as soon as possible, and will take reasonable steps to minimise any disruption which you might face as a result.