Terms & Conditions

1       Contract and Enrolment

1.1     The terms of the School’s price list, Application Form and these terms and conditions constitute the terms of the legally binding contract (“the Contract”) between you (“the Student”) any guarantor set out on the Application Form (“the Guarantor”) and the Inchbald School of Design (“the School”)

1.2     Enrolment of a Student on a course is subject to written acceptance by the School.

1.3     The Student must:

1.3.1    Be fluent in English and must meet any English proficiency requirement specific to the course; and

1.3.2    Be at least 18 years of age at the start of any course held on campus unless a formal written application to join at a younger age has been accepted by the School; and

1.3.3    Meet any other course specific requirements.

2       Fees

2.1     Application Forms should be accompanied by:

2.1.1   In the case of Certificate, Diploma, BA (Hons) and MA courses held on campus, a separate non-returnable registration cost of £100, which is independent of the fees;


2.1.2   In the case of Certificate courses held on campus a non-refundable deposit of £500;


2.1.3   In the case of Diploma, BA (Hons) and MA courses held on campus a non-refundable course specific deposit will be payable when offered a place on the course.

2.1.4   In the case of Online courses a non-refundable deposit of £600.

2.2     A deposit is payable within seven days of the offer to secure a place on any certificate, Diploma, BA (Hons) or MA course held on campus. The balance of fees is payable six weeks prior to the start of the course.

2.3     If fees become overdue, the School reserves the right to charge interest at 2% above the bank base.

2.4     The Student will notify the School immediately of any circumstances that may prevent the payment of fees on time.

2.5     The Student is liable for the cost of any bank or transaction charges related to payment of fees. All credit card payments over £1,200 will be subject to a transaction charge of 2% to cover bank charges. Amex will be subject to 3.5%.

2.6     The School reserves the right to increase course fees at any time prior to the start of the course. The price of any course will be the current fee on the day of acceptance of your enrolment by the School.

2.7     The School will not reimburse fees in full or in part if the Student:

2.7.1   Is excluded from the School for any reason;

2.7.2   Is unable to attend the course for any reason. (It may be that the Student can insure against this risk. The Student should make their own enquiries in this regard).

2.7.3   Fails to complete the course.

2.8      Students on Diploma, BA(Hons) and MA courses may pay their fees in three equal instalments, payable prior to the start of each term, as laid out in the Instalment Plan you will be issued subject to:

2.8.1   The agreement of the School;


2.8.2   A 3% surcharge.

2.9     Fees for Online courses of 1, 2 or 3 years in length can be paid by instalments.  Having paid the deposit, the initial instalment is payable 6 weeks prior to the course and subsequent instalments are payable as outlined in the Instalment Plan you will be issued.

2.10   In the event of the Student’s expulsion, any unpaid fees become due immediately.

3       Termination

3.1     If the Student wishes to withdraw from a course held on campus or Online and gives at least four weeks’ notice in writing before the start of a course, the School will refund any payment made in excess of any registration fee or deposit.

3.2     Withdrawal from a course after its start date means that the Student has lost the right to terminate the contract and the School will retain all fees paid or due to be paid under any Instalment Plan.

4       Online Course Deferral

4.1     If for specific personal reasons a Student on an Online course (not applicable to Online courses of 13 weeks or less) needs to defer from an Online course for medical or personal circumstances beyond their control, the Student must:

4.1.1    Send a Deferral Request to the School.  Official supporting documentary evidence may be requested to substantiate the deferral which must be presented in English.

4.1.2   The deferral must be approved by the School and will incur an administration fee of £300 inc VAT.  A further deferral may be approved subject to 4.1.1 above and will incur an administration fee of £600 inc VAT.

4.1.3   The School will only accept two deferrals.

4.2      The Student may join a subsequent course at a future date to be approved by the School.

5       Copyright

5.1     The Student will comply with all UK and EU copyright legislation.

5.2     If required by the School, the Student shall make coursework available to the School for copying and the School shall retain the right to make and use copies of the coursework for any reasonable purpose. On completion of the course, ownership and copyright of each Student’s coursework shall be granted to the Student.

5.3     The Student grants the School all necessary rights to use photographic images of the Student made during the course for any reasonable purpose.

6       Course Amendments

6.1     The School reserves the right to make changes to the course syllabus, lecturers, timing and any other details of a course as the Principal or course director deems necessary.

6.2     The School reserves the right to cancel all or part of a course at any time subject to repayment of fees received in relation to the cancelled part of the course.

7       Awards

7.1     The School reserves the right not to award a Certificate or Diploma if:

7.1.1    the Student does not reach the minimum pass mark for the course; or

7.1.2    the Student is absent for any reason for more than 10% of the course.

8       Exclusion

8.1     The School reserves the right to exclude the Student either permanently or temporarily from the School if:

8.1.1   It has reason to believe that the Student poses a risk to other students or staff; or

8.1.2   The Principal deems the Student’s conduct to be inappropriate or disruptive; or

8.1.3   The Student is persistently in breach of these terms and conditions, the house rules and/or course-specific rules notified to the Student from time to time; or

8.1.4   The Student has misled the School on the Application Form; or

8.1.5   The Student does not meet the course’s specific attendance requirements if any, or what in the view of the Principal (the Principal’s decision being final) shall constitute a reasonable requirement for the Student’s attendance on the course in question such that the Student will achieve the learning objectives.

8.1.6   The Student’s fees are overdue.

9       Limit to Liability

9.1     The School shall not be liable for:

9.1.1   Any loss of personal property; or

9.1.2   The consequences of events beyond its reasonable control; or

9.1.3   Any indirect or consequential losses or loss of profits incurred by the Student; or

9.1.4   Any costs incurred by the Student in producing coursework.

9.1.5   Any work posted to the School by Online Students will not be returned to the Student who should ensure they have kept a copy.

10      General

10.1   The Contract contains all the contractual terms agreed between you, the Guarantor and the School.

10.2   No failure or delay by the School in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.

10.3   The Contract shall be governed by the Law of England and Wales.