Policy Documents

Teacher Training Course Payment & Refund Policy

Courses can be paid for in full or in two instalments. The initial payment is the course deposit and secures your place on the course. Second instalments must be paid at least 80 days prior to the commencement of the course.


Details

A £900 non-refundable deposit is required, payable when accepting a place on the course. The place will not be secured and may be offered to another student until the deposit has been paid in full.

Deposits and first instalments (50% of full fee) for teacher training qualifications are non-refundable.

Once full fees are paid, the second instalment (50% of full fees) is refundable as follows:

  • More than 60 days prior to the course start date – 60% of the second instalment;
  • 60-30 days prior to course start date – 30% of the second instalment;
  • Less than 30 days prior to the course start date – no refund is possible.

Please note that with more than 60 days notice I can defer you to another course start date. A request to defer to another course with less than 60 days notice, will incur a deferral fee of £90.

If a course is cancelled, by myself, I will make a full refund of all monies paid.


Student withdrawing from the course

Students who fail to attend or withdraw from the course on or after the start date of the course will be responsible for payment of the full course fees.

Procedure on how to make a cancellation

Students should write to the Course Director as soon as possible giving reasons for withdrawing from the course and requesting in writing a refund if applicable.


Teacher Training Course Attendance

It is a requirement to complete all the days associated with this course to be certificated. If you miss a day (or part of) you will have the option to catch up. The most suitable method will be discussed with you and the area for learning/development fully explained along with what you need to evidence by way of learning.

The two methods of catching up are:

  • By way of a one-to-one charged at an additional £50 per hour.
  • By way of blended and directed learning / assessment of progress charged at £100 per day missed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

It is not usually possible to graduate students who miss more than 3 days.

Once the course officially finishes, any outstanding modules must be made up within 3 months.


Complaints procedure

If for whatever reason there is need to make a complaint, the following procedure should be adhered to.

Stage one: An informal conversation between the complainant and the individual to attempt to resolve the matter.

Stage two: A written complaint, giving the full facts of the complaint. A response will be made within 5 working days addressing the issues. As far as is practicable, the complainant’s identity will remain anonymous. If it is not possible to provide a full answer within 10 working days, a letter will be provided outlining the reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.

Stage three: Appeal to the teachers’ industry body such as Yoga Alliance Professionals.


Teacher training code of conduct

All students agree to abide by the course Code of Conduct when they accept their place on the course. This Code of Conduct is a declaration of acceptable, ethical and professional behaviour.

Code of Conduct

  • To behave in a professional and respectful manner to the course tutor, assessor, other students, and assessment class(es) participants.
  • To ensure that only safe and effective teaching is offered to the public.
  • To learn the skills and knowledge offered on the course in order to be safe and effective yoga teachers.
  • Acknowledge the limitations of your skills and scope of practice and where appropriate, refer students to seek alternative instruction, or advice.
  • To maintain and uphold the wide and varied traditions of Yoga. To teach yoga from the experience of these traditions and to disseminate these teachings to anyone, from any background, who earnestly desires to follow these traditions.
  • Uphold the integrity of your vocation by conducting yourself in a professional and conscientious manner.

All students will comply with the requirements in the Code of Conduct and accept that failure to do so will disqualify them from being able to complete the course of study.

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