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Some courses may involve additional expenses e.g. the purchase of materials. Please do not purchase anything before your first session unless otherwise indicated in your course outline. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for expenses incurred in, or in connection with, attending a class which has been cancelled or altered at short notice. We will make every effort to inform you in advance of any cancellation or alteration.
We expect all our learners to establish and maintain excellent attendance (100%) in all College classes and other learning activities which are part of your timetable.
If absence is unavoidable then you need to notify the College on 020 3045 5176, email email@example.com or let your tutor know in advance wherever possible.
Many courses have a minimum attendance requirement. Failure to meet this may mean that you are unable to achieve the qualification. If at any time you are aware that you will not be able to attend all sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, please discuss this immediately with your tutor as the College may be able to arrange additional support to ensure that you can successfully complete your course. If you are absent for 3 consecutive sessions, without any notice, you will be automatically withdrawn from the course and no refund will be issued.
We have made every effort to ensure that all details on the website are correct at the time of publication. All classes require a minimum number of students for them to be viable. The College reserves the right to close a class, combine classes or make changes to published details including dates, times, location, tutor and fees.
The College reserves the right to exclude any student on grounds of unacceptable behaviour. Standards of behaviour are detailed on the College website or in the Student Handbook.
The College embraces the implementation of equal opportunities. We believe that all staff and students should be treated as the individuals they are, with different needs, regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, marriage or civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity status, or religion. Everybody learning, attending or working for the College should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential, having equal access and choice.
Students will not be permitted to use any equipment or machinery in class unless a tutor is present. All students and staff are responsible for their own safety and must follow the COSHH guidelines regarding hazardous substances and the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment. All students must adhere to the H&S guidelines as directed by the tutor. Please check your course outline for further information.
Students must ensure that they are medically fit before enrolling on a course which involves physical activities. Students undertake such courses at their own risk and are required to complete a declaration of fitness at their first session. Students may be asked to produce a letter from their GP to say they are fit to exercise if they have an uncontrolled condition or health concern where there may be a risk associated with participating in exercise. A student may be prevented from participating in the class until the GP consent has been received.
On most courses students studying with the College will be required to complete an ILP and LA. They are important documents which are a requirement of our funders. More details can be found on our website: www.lecb.ac.uk
A Unique Learner Number (ULN) is a 10-digit reference number which is used to access the Personal Learning Record of anyone over the age of 14 involved in UK education or training. Students retain the same number throughout their lives, whatever their level of learning and wherever they choose to participate in education, training and learning.
The data you supply will be used by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to issue you with a Unique Learner Number and share information about your learning. Further details of how your data is processed and shared can be found at:
This privacy notice is issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE). It is to inform learners how their personal information will be used by the DfE, the ESFA (an executive agency of the DfE) and any successor bodies to these organisations. For the purposes of relevant data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for personal data processed by the ESFA. Your personal information is used by the DfE to exercise its functions and to meet its statutory responsibilities, including under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN) and a personal learning record (PLR). Your information will be securely destroyed after it is no longer required for these purposes.
Your information may be shared with third parties for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research. This will only take place where the law allows it and the sharing is in compliance with data protection legislation.
The European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority (or agents acting on its behalf) may contact you in order for them to carry out research and evaluation to inform the effectiveness of training.
When enrolling, you will be asked if you wish to be contacted for other purposes, such as course opportunities or events that will support your learning. For further information about use of and access to your personal data, details of organisations with whom we regularly share data, information about how long we retain your data, and how to change your consent to being contacted, please visit:
The Fee Chart detailing fees and eligibility forms part of our Terms & Conditions.
All fees are correct at the time of going to press. The cost of examination, registration and administration are generally included in the course fees. However, there are some exceptions: please read the description of your course carefully – this will tell you whether there are any additional costs to pay. All examination, accreditation and administration fees are non-refundable as they are passed on to external awarding bodies. Awarding bodies do not allow exams with fixed dates to be transferred to other exam dates. Therefore the associated fees are also not transferable. In this case a new entry must be made and paid for by the student.
All courses marked with this symbol Q are accredited courses. We cannot accept students who are studying the same qualification elsewhere. Students who enrol on exam courses MUST take the examination / accreditation with LECB. Students must bring current photo ID to all exams.
If you are a current student and wish to retake an exam you will incur an admin fee of £25 plus any exam fee due, payable at least 2 weeks before re-sitting the exam.
If you are eligible for a free exam course(s) you will be required to pay a one-off deposit (per academic year) of £50.00 which is refundable once you complete the course and take the exam.
The refund will be issued, by cheque, once the results have been received by the College. If you are taking more than one accredited course, this will be after the final exam results have been received.
The £50 deposit will not be refunded if students do not complete all courses on which they are enrolled and take all relevant exams in that academic year.
If you are in receipt of eligible benefits you may be entitled to a FREE or reduced price course, see Fee Chart for details.
You can pay by cash, cheque, credit / debit card, College Voucher*, Standing Order or instalments. If you are enrolling online please ensure that you have read the enrolment instructions and enter any relevant codes BEFORE checking out.
* You cannot use a voucher if you are enrolling online.
Please note: Once you have enrolled you are liable for the full cost of the course. There is a £10 admin fee per course for paying by Instalment or Standing Order. These enrolments cannot be taken over the phone as the process will involve completing and signing a form to authorise payment. You will need to complete a separate form for each eligible course. Forms are available from the College’s main centres and the website.
If the Advanced Learning Loan is not approved or not taken up, students are required to repay the full amount and a Payment Agreement must be signed to confirm your commitment to this. If you stop attending your course, you still have to pay all the fees owed, and you must continue to pay all Standing Order or instalment payments. The College will pursue any outstanding payments. If the College cancels or closes your course, you are responsible for cancelling the Standing Order with your bank. The College reserves the right to withdraw the use of standing orders and instalment plans from students who have previously defaulted on payments.
You must ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions before enrolling. It is your responsibility to ensure that your fees are paid in full and on time. The College will pursue outstanding debts.
The majority of courses at the College are funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency. Funding is subject to meeting a number of immigration criteria. These include:
Students who are non-funded will be charged a tuition fee of £10 per hour plus accreditation and administration fees where applicable. For further information on eligibility, please see the College website.
You have the right to cancel the contract for the course for which you have enrolled provided you do so within 14 days of payment for the course. If, however, the course starts within the fourteen day cooling off period your payment for the course indicates that you wish to undertake the course.
You can inform us of your decision to cancel the contract by:
Students who want to apply for a refund based on their dissatisfaction with the quality of service provided by the College need to submit a complaint. If we substantiate your claim, you will receive a proportional refund of fees paid.
The College is willing to consider refunds based on serious, long-term medical conditions which started after commencement of a student’s course. Applications need to be made in writing and need to be supported by a medical certificate which is no more than 7 days old.
The College is unable to make refunds in any other circumstances e.g. for absence due to changes to work commitments or other reasons for not being able to attend the course as a part or a whole. In exceptional circumstances applications for refunds will be considered on an individual basis.
If the College cancels your course and we are unable to provide a suitable alternative, you will be entitled to a full refund of your fees.
The College may occasionally have to re-schedule a class due to unforeseen circumstances such as heavy snow. Arrangements will be made to suit the majority of the class and availability of the tutor and accommodation. We regret that if the rescheduled class is not convenient to an individual student a credit note for the missed session will be issued.
Where possible we will make the refund using the same payment method used for the initial transaction unless expressly agreed otherwise. If the value of your refund is less than £10 you will be refunded with a credit note, all other refunds will be refunded by your original payment method. Where the original payment method cannot be used, refunds will be made by cheque.
Courses marked with the symbol G include a first week guidance session with your course tutor. If after discussion with your tutor the course is not suitable, students may transfer to a more suitable course. If a suitable alternative is not available students are entitled to receive a full refund provided we receive notice of cancellation within 7 working days of the first week guidance session and the student does not attend any further sessions of that course.
A transfer to another course is only possible if requested within two weeks from the course starting providing you meet the new course entry requirements, there are spaces available and the new tutor agrees. Transfers are only possible to a course in the same academic year. There will be an administration fee of £15 per transfer requested by a student. You cannot transfer your place to anyone else or send someone in your place.