Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions apply to all qualifications and training programmes run by PR Academy Ltd. You should read the terms carefully, and your attention is drawn to the clause headed “Our Liability”.

In these terms “you” means the individual booking the relevant training programme and “we” means PR Academy Limited (Company number 06173353).

Payment

General

Terms: we need payment 14 days from date of invoice unless different terms have been agreed and are stated on the invoice. You need to meet any bank charges (for example when paying from an overseas bank account). You need to pay us in pounds sterling. The exception to this is where the start of the course is within 14 days of the invoice, in which case immediate payment is required.

No tuition or course materials will be provided until full payment has been received. A Purchase Order does not confirm a course place unless you have purchased from us before.

Training courses

For our training courses, until payment is received in full, the place on the training course will not be confirmed and may be cancelled should the course fill up and the place be needed for a delegate who has paid.

If we don’t get enough people signing up for a course, we reserve the right to cancel the course and make a refund in full. This applies if an insufficient number of bookings have been received to make the course viable by two weeks prior to the session date.

Payment by instalments

If we offer payment by instalments, we need you to maintain your instalment plan and pay by the due dates. If you don’t we reserve the right to withhold further tuition and the assignment results and/or delay the marking of course work until everything is up to date. We reserve the right to suspend access to online accounts. No refund of any course fees already paid by you will be made.

You are liable for the full course fees, even if you decide not to continue with the course.

Refunds

General

Qualifications and training: If you need to cancel a course and let us know 15 days or more before the start of the course, we will refund you in full. If you don’t tell us until 14 days or less before the first day, then we can only refund 50% of the course fee.
Unfortunately we can’t give any refunds once the course has started.

The course programme must be followed as booked, tuition cannot be deferred to a later date. It is not possible once the course is underway to transfer your place to a another programme. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Once you have submitted your enrollment form, if you want to change to another course a £50 plus VAT charge will apply.

Assignments

For Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) courses, you are required to book your assignment submission with us no less than two weeks before the deadline. If you fail to submit your assignment as agreed, you will need to rebook it for a later date and you will need to pay the awarding body fee for that assignment, plus an administration charge, again.

Changes and cancellation

We reserve the right to cancel a course, programme or training day if not enough delegates are enrolled to make it viable.

If we have to cancel a programme for any reason, then we will refund 100% of any prepaid course fee.

If we have to change the location of a course, we will try to give you as much advance notice as possible. It will always be within reasonable travel distance of the original venue and we will not be liable for any costs incurred including (for example) travel charges.

Sometimes things may happen that our beyond even our control. This is known as ‘force majeure’ and means that:

PR Academy will not be responsible for any failure to comply with any of its obligations (and therefore shall not be required to provide any compensation) if the failure is occasioned by any cause beyond PR Academy’s reasonable control. Nor shall PR Academy be responsible for any costs incurred by or on behalf of the student as a result of any such cause. Such causes shall include but shall not be limited to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, unusually adverse weather conditions and infectious diseases.

Transferring places

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) does not allow places on CIPR courses to be transferred to another delegate. PR Academy is happy to consider transferring places on its own courses.

Training

If you can’t get along and can’t find someone else to give the place, to, we may at our discretion, offer a place on another course. Cancellation fees will apply and will be advised at the time of the cancellation.

Our Liability

Nothing in these terms shall exclude or limit our liability to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded or limited at law. In all other cases, our liability to you for any losses arising under or in connection with the booking shall be limited to the total amount of the paid by you.

Intellectual Property and Data Protection

All intellectual property in the course material shall belong to us.

We shall only use your personal data for administering the course and your qualifications.

Abusive Behaviour:

We know that you will behave professionally, courteously and considerately at all times and we will do the same – if we don’t please tell us. Because we want it to be a good experience for everyone, were reserve the right to remove any students from the course should their behaviour be deemed inappropriate. If we have to do this – and we hope we never do – no refund of course fees or other costs will be made.

Course Changes

Sometimes we will need to make changes to tutors, programme specifications, lectures, course materials, published programmes, dates and locations. We need to reserve the right to do this, but should need to only rarely.

Value-added services

There are lots of things that you get with PR Academy such as online resources and other value-added services, we can’t guarantee that they will always be available as things happen such as technical faults or withdrawal/change in services by our providers, but we always aim to put things right or provide a replacement if we can.

Communication by Email

We rely heavily on email to communicate with you – important updates and information will be sent this way, often via personal message from our learning portal which is linked to the email you give us a the start. For this reason you must take responsibility for ensuring that this is up to date so that we always have the right contact details for you. We also need you to open and act on things that we send you promptly.

Student/Delegate and Employer agreement

If you employer is paying your tuition fees, they may want information about your progress and your results. Here at PR Academy we will not provide this to a third party (other than to the relevant awarding body or a member of the PR Academy team for valid business reasons) without your consent. This is something that you should agree with your employer when they say that they will fund the course for you.

Miscellaneous

No person other than a party to this agreement shall be entitled to enforce its terms.

This agreement shall be governed by English law and any disputes shall be dealt with by the English courts.

Both parties (the college and student) acknowledge and accept that this agreement represent the entire agreement between the party and neither party have entered into this agreement in reliance upon any other term whether expressed or implied, written or oral that is not included in this agreement.

PR Academy Ltd, Maidstone Studios, Vinters Park, Maidstone ME14 5NZ