Terms and conditions

Please note that when you book a course you are agreeing to and are bound by our terms and conditions. 

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will take effect of the moment they are posted on the website and it is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions each time you use this website and your continued use of the website will signify your acceptance of our latest terms and conditions.

Booking a Course at the British Academy of Jewellery

  1. The easiest way to book our courses is on our website via our online booking system, which can accept payment via credit card, debit card and American Express.
  1. Alternatively, you can contact us and make a booking over the phone via credit or debit card.
  1. You can also pay for a course via BACs Transfer. Our bank details are:
  • Bank: Barclays plc
  • Account: Holts Academy of Jewellery (T/A British Academy of Jewellery)
  • Acc. No: 10856584
  • Sort: 20-37-75
  • Swift: BARCGB22
  • IBAN: GB21 BARC 2037 7510 8565 84
  1. You can pay via an Advanced Learner Loan (see below for more information)

Please note: candidates wishing to enrol on the diploma courses first must be approved and accepted onto the course via Admissions before payment. Payment before an interview does not guarantee a place on the course and will be refunded if the candidate is not accepted onto the course.

Once full payment for a class has been made your place will be booked and you should receive a class confirmation no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.

The Academy unfortunately does not accept Cash or Cheque payments.

Learner Loans

Students who are 19+, and taking a Level 3 qualification or higher, are eligible to receive an Advanced Learner Loan.

These loans help students aged 19 or above pay the fees charged by colleges and training providers for courses at Level 3, 4, 5 and Level 6. Level 3 and Level 4 courses include A levels, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and other Certificates and Diplomas.

Getting a loan does not depend on the student’s household income and there are no credit checks. Students are not eligible to make loan repayments until they are earning over £21,000 a year. Students earning over this amount will pay back 9% of the earnings they receive above this figure.

To find out more and check eligibility please click here, or email our Admissions team

Advanced Learning Loans are administered by Student Finance England (SFE). Student Finance England is a Student Loans Company service, providing financial support to learners on behalf of the UK Government. Students can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan for courses starting on or after 1 August 2016.

To apply for the Advanced Learning Loan, the student can contact our Admissions team. The student will be issued with a document confirming the course details that he or she will need when applying for the loan.

The Admissions team must receive the original approved loan letter at least 10 working daysprior to the course start date to confirm enrolment onto the course.

If you have had the loan approved to cover part of your tuition fees, you or your nominated sponsor are expected to pay the outstanding course fee amount at least 10 working days prior your course start date to confirm your enrolment onto the course.

Sponsors

If your employer or other organisation agrees to pay all or part of your course fees, the Academy will invoice them for the appropriate amount. (Please note that parents, family and friends are excluded from this category. If they assist with your fees, you are classified as self-financing and must pay the fees accordingly).

Please ensure that your employer or other organisation provides the Academy with the following information, either by an official letter on company headed paper and signed by an authorised person, or an official signed purchase order:

  • The student’s (your) full name, course name and group number.
  • The course fee amount they will pay and the academic year.
  • The name of a responsible individual, organisation and address to whom the invoice should be sent.
  • A reference (or purchase order number) to be quoted (if applicable)
  • Please send the letter to our Admissions team after you receive your course offer/learning agreement letter. The letter will be given to the Finance department who will contact your sponsor to confirm the details in the letter and process payment.

The Academy reserves the right to not accept a sponsor. The Academy reserves the right to not accept a sponsor’s letter or purchase order if the necessary information is not complete.

Full payment must be processed 10 days prior to your course start date.

If your sponsor fails to pay, or withdraws their support at any point in the year, you are still responsible for any outstanding fees and the Academy will hold you liable for this amount.

Cancellation Policy 

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that we cannot offer refunds on any of our courses.

Refunds 

Our courses are very popular and places are limited. If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course then we regret that no refund can be issued. If you are booked on a course and do not turn up on the day then no refund or transfer will be given.

Short Course Transfers: Unfortunately we cannot offer short course transfers. We run our short courses based on the number of students booked in and would not be able to operate such a high quality, professional service for the price we do if we offered refunds and transfers.

If We Cancel a Course: 

In the unlikely occasion that we need to cancel a course you will be offered a full refund or an alternative date. We will also always give you as much notice as possible but cannot be responsible for pre-booked travel and accommodation arrangements

Diploma Courses:

We are unable to provide refunds in cases of illness, personal problems, relocation or change of mind about enrolment which result in you having to withdraw from the course.

Where a student is enrolled and expected to pay tuition fees; if15 days prior to the course start date, their funding status changes, which results in not having to pay tuition fees, any money paid for tuition fees will be refunded to the student or sponsor. If you feel you are entitled to a refund, please contact the Admissions team who will check your refund eligibility and contact Finance.

The Finance department will notify the student of when the refund will be processed; which will usually be within 30 days of the receiving the Refund Request Form. All refunds will be made in £ sterling. Any bank charges or currency conversion costs incurred in making a refund shall be borne by the learner, sponsor or the third party receiving the payment.

If you are awarded Discretionary Learner Support Fund or any bursaries from the Academy and you withdraw from the course, you will have to pay back the fund/bursary to the Academy in one full amount immediately.

If you received the Advanced Learning Loan to cover part or the full tuition fee, the Student Loan Company (SLC) will be notified and you will be contacted directly by the SLC to discuss repayment of the loan.

Statutory Rights: 

None of the above affects your statutory rights

Privacy and Data Policy 

By signing these Terms and Conditions, you confirm that you are aware of and consent to the use by the British Academy of Jewellery of any personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998 and that BAJ may create and maintain computer and paper records, collect, hold, control, use and transmit personally identifiable information obtained from you in the course of the purchasing and enrolling on our courses.

We at the British Academy of Jewellery respect your privacy and will never share your personal information with any third party unless it is part of our service or unless we are required to by the Law. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you do consent that such personal data may be used for promotions connected with the British Academy of Jewellery and parent company Free2Learn. This is in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Any information that we collect from you will be voluntary offered (for example through forms and emails). All this data will be treated in confidence and will only be used for the purpose that it is indended.

Your email address may be added to our mailing list so that we can use it to send out our newsletters or contact you about special offers, however you can unsubscribe to this at any time. Any financial details given to us directly or sent via the website will not be stored or collected. All payments online and over the phone are taken either via Worldpay, a secure online booking system. This information is confidential and we will not keep or share these details with anyone. BAJ is PCI compliant.

Cookies are used to collect traffic data about our website using Google Analytics which provides generalised information about who visits our website and where they are from. This is to inform our future marketing and timetabling and this data is kept private.

Disclaimer: 

The content of this website and all information given to you by the British Academy of Jewellery is for your general use and information only.

We reserve the right to change any of our content at anytime. The provider is not liable for any use of the website or reliance on the content, not are they liable if the website is unavailable for any reason. British Academy of Jewellery is the registered trading name of Holts Academy of Jewellery Ltd, a company registered in England.

Registered address: British Academy of Jewellery, Morley House, 26-30 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2AT. Company Registration Number: 05992037

Please always phone if you have any problems or questions about the class or if you think you are going to be late.

By booking a class with us please be aware that you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Liability

Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the British Academy of Jewellery’s negligence, BAJ shall not be liable to you by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, for any loss of profit or any indirect special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by the negligence
of BAJ, its employees, agents, sub-contractors or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the sale of the courses, or their use by you, and the entire liability of BAJ under or in connection with the courses shall not exceed the total sum paid for the individual course.

Severance

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is prohibited by law or judged by a court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from these Terms and Conditions and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances of or the validity or enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.