Confirmation of Booking
All bookings will be confirmed (subject to availability) within 1 working day of receipt of application. BLC advises clients not to book flights or arrange any accommodation until written confirmation has been received from the college and a Letter of Acceptance has been issued.
Payment of Fees
A course can be reserved with full payment or a course deposit (GBP 250) which will be deducted from the total fees payable. No visa documentation will be issued until BLC receives these deposits. Full fees must be paid no later than 14 days before the start date. On receipt of your initial payment BLC will send a Letter of Acceptance to Study with an invoice for the balance of fees payable. For all late payments made after the due date a late payment fee of GBP 50 will be added.
Courses booked less than 14 days before start date – FULL FEES PAID ON RECEIPT OF BOOKING
You can pay by bank transfer, account name is: Brighton Language College Ltd.
Account name: Brighton Language College Ltd.
Bank Barclays Bank, 1126 Station Rd, Edgware Rd, Edgware, Middx, HA8 7RY
Account number: 23340953
Sort Code: 20-29-37
Bank Charges / Credit Card Handling Fee
All Bank Charges must be paid by the student, full invoice must be paid. You can pay by debit card or credit card. Credit cards @ 2.2% Handling Fee (AMEX @ 4%)
Course & Entry Levels
If after the placement test, a student is found to be below the minimum level required to start the course, BLC reserves the right to place the student on an alternative course.
If you require a visa you must contact the nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission for conditions of all visa categories. Visa arrangement and collection is the responsibility of the student or agent.
Short Term Student (6 months) – age 18+ for up to 6 months study
Short Term Student (11 months) – age 18+ for up to 11 months study
Short Term Student (Child) – age under 18 for up to 6 months study
BLC reserves the right to alter the particulars of services. This includes changes to dates, locations, facilities & courses where changes are necessary due to circumstances beyond the company’s control. BLC reserves the right to offer alternative english courses in the event of low demand for particular dates. BLC may also use locations in alternative premises in Brighton during high season.
Accommodation of all types is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking. If your visa has not been approved 1 week before arrival accommodation cannot be guaranteed by BLC and you will have to make your own arrangements for your initial accommodation needs. You will be placed with a homestay after arrival at the earliest convenience. Payments for accommodation made are not used under these circumstances will be refunded. Failure to disclose any specific needs (allergies or diets) which result in a change of enrolment will be subject to an Administration Fee (GBP 25) and any costs involved in moving accommodation.
For shared accommodation you must book with a friend, BLC is unable to guarantee shared accommodation through the year and will place you in single room accommodation and bill at that rate.
Shared accommodation is defined a room which has 2 or more beds, the majority have 2 but some triple and quadruple rooms are available and may be used in extra-ordinary circumstances.
BLC acts as an intermediary in apartment lettings, hotel and hostel bookings and cannot be held liable for any extra charges, complaints, misrepresentations, disputes, breakages or actions between the letting agency / hotel and customer. Any disputes must be taken up directly with the letting agency / hotel, not with BLC.
BLC reserves the right to cancel accommodation for students in circumstances where hosting is no longer a viable option. This includes abusive or disruptive behaviour at the home stay or school, BLC will attempt to resolve the situation, this may include moving to a new homestay of BLC’s discretion which may / may not the original booking requirements (no refunds). We are not obliged to host students who clearly display a lack of respect for the homestay providers, students who are removed from accommodation in such circumstances will need to arrange alternative accommodation (juniors will be sent home).
Home-stay accommodation allocations reserves the right to place students in home-stays that to do not fully match requests when necessary due to, but not restricted to, operational needs, changes in arrival dates, changes in availability, requests for twin / single rooms, location in Brighton, shared occupancy in the same house as another student or preferences for no pets. BLC’s primary concern is to ensure all students are housed on arrival. Please note that all accommodation is Sunday to Sunday, arrivals and departures outside of this window will mean the student staying in private accommodation arranged independently.
Changes to Accommodation (After Arrival)
Changes to accommodation which incur a taxi fee for transferring from accommodation to school / accommodation are payable by the student(s) in all cases except where BLC has moved the student(s) due to circumstances beyond the control of the company and this has been authorized in advance by management.
Changes of Enrolments
BLC reserves the right to charge an Administration Fee (GBP 25) each time course or accommodation details are changed or cancelled after a place has been confirmed. There is no Administration Fee for students who wish to increase the number of lessons per week or an extension to stay (changes must comply with any visa restrictions you have). Students under 18 who wish to amend their course will need to be confirmed in writing by their parent, agent or guardian.
General English & Exam courses are open to anyone 16 years or above; Business & Activity Plus 18+ and 40 Plus 40+; junior vacation courses 12 – 17 years old; Explorer 5 – 11 years old; Safari 7 – 11 years old; 1 to 1 tuition is available to 7 years old and above. Closed groups are tailor made and are subject to their own age restrictions.
Changes to Airport Transfers
Any change to airport transfers must be sent to email@example.com at least 2 full working days before the designated date and time of arrival. If notice is not received an additional charge (GBP 25) will apply.
Airport transfer fees include 1 hour waiting time from the scheduled time the flight has landed. Where waiting time exceeds one hour students will be charged GBP 30/hour.
Accident & Medical Insurance
All students must have appropriate medical and travel insurance.
All courses include an initial (one copy) of a text book on arrival. Lost or damaged text books are the responsibility of the student to replace. Additional course books @ GBP 30 (estimate).
Duration of Lessons
One lesson is 45 minutes. Breaks between lessons will not always observe this pattern. Class schedules will, in total, be of the agreed length (e.g. 3 hours / day) but may be broken into a 3 x 60 minute pattern with 2 breaks or a 2 x 90 minute pattern with 1 break. 20 lessons = 15 hours / 24 lessons – 18 hours / 30 lessons = 22.5 hours /40 lessons = 30 hours.
BLC does not give cash refunds, any refunds will be made by credit card only to the credit card used to make payment or bank transfer to the account which the fees were originally paid from. BLC will not refund to a 3rd party or through alternate channels under any circumstances. BLC will not be liable for any bank charges or currency fluctuations. If a visa application is rejected after payment has been received full tuition & accommodation fees less Administration Fee (GBP 25), Registration Fee (GBP 60), Accommodation Service Fee (GBP 35), Student Insurance (GBP 10/pw) and Express Mail (GBP 65) will be refunded with 28 days, provided a visa refusal letter is received by our Admissions Centre at least 2 working days before the course is due to start.
2017 Course Dates
- Brighton Winter 15.01.17 – 05.02.17
- Brighton Spring 02.04.17 – 23.04.17
- Brighton Summer 11.06.17 – 03.09.17
- Explorer 06.03.17 – 01.09.17
- Safari 03.04.17 – 21.04.17 / 12.06.17 – 01.09.17
- 06.02.17 / 03.04.17 / 05.06.17 / 21.08.17 / 02.10.17 / 04.12.17
- 12.06.17 – 03.09.17