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Terms and Conditions

1. All ECS Scotland course fees include:

Tuition for 15/20/25/30 hours per week (1 hour = 60 minutes), use of all course materials and self-study facilities, one afternoon excursion per week, attendance certificate and progress report, coffee/tea at break times

2. Group tuition courses

If a suitable course is not available, clients will be offered an alternative course (15 or 20hrs per week) consisting of a combination of 1:1 teaching and directed self-study for some or all of their course. This will be given at the same price as the Group Tuition 15 or 20 hour course. Please note during July, August and peak periods ECS Scotland may hold some classes in additional premises near the school

3. Applications

  • Complete application form online at www.ecsscotland.co.uk/apply or email / post a paper version
  • Check availability of course dates before sending deposit
  • Send a deposit of £100 to confirm the course
  • Deposit of one week homestay price is required to confirm homestay accommodation (if applicable). No accommodation will be booked or confirmed until a deposit is received
  • When we receive a deposit, we will send a letter of confirmation and invoice by email. Homestay accommodation details will be sent by email at least one week before the course start date
  • Full payment should be made at least two weeks prior to the course if paying by bank transfer or immediately on the first day if paying by cash or credit card

4. Cancellations, Date Changes & Insurance

  • If the course or accommodation is cancelled more than 30 days before the course start date, money paid will be returned minus a £100 administration fee
  • If the course or accommodation is cancelled 30 days or less before the booked start date, the £100 deposit for the course and one week deposit for the accommodation will be charged. Other money paid will be returned
  • To cancel or change a course which has started, a client must give 10 days’ written notice to the Principal. A cancellation fee equivalent to 1 week’s course fees will be charged
  • Changes to course and accommodation dates after the issue of a confirmation letter will incur an administration charge of £50
  • Clients are advised to ensure that they have appropriate medical and travel insurance for the period of their stay in the U.K. Clients may also wish to ensure their insurance covers cancellation of the course, travel and repatriation costs. ECS Scotland does not provide insurance for clients
  • ECS Scotland acts only as an intermediary between its clients and homestay hosts or travel organisations and cannot be held responsible for any accident during a journey to or from the place of study, nor for any incident which may happen during the client’s stay with a homestay host or in alternative accommodation
  • Refunds are not given due to client’s illness, absence or other causes during the period of the course
  • ECS Scotland reserves the right not to allow on the course a student suffering from any illness, medical condition or mental/physical disability which has not been previously disclosed on the application form

5. Homestay accommodation

  • Homestay accommodation is provided on arrival from the Sunday before the course begins until the Saturday after the course ends. Any extra nights are subject to availability at the time of booking. Clients should arrive at their homestay between 11am and 9pm
  • Meals in homestay accommodation are provided as stated in the client’s confirmation letter
  • No refunds are made if the client leaves their accommodation early. Changes to arrangements can be discussed on an individual basis

6. Personal Information

7. Methods of Payment & ECS Scotland bank account

  • We recommend secure online payment with Flywire international student payment service. Flywire saves you expensive international bank transfer and credit card fees. Pay only local transaction fees. For secure online credit card and bank transfer payments with price guarantee: https://www.flywire.com/pay/ecsscotland
  • Bank transfer. We will send our bank details once your booking has been accepted. All bank charges both in a client’s own country and in the UK must be paid by the client or agent
  • Credit card. By phone or email credit card form
  • Cash. In person at the school

8. Information about ECS Scotland

‘ECS Scotland’ is the trading name for E C SCOTLAND LIMITED, a company registered in Scotland under company number 426926 with its registered office at: 17 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4HU.  Telephone: +44 (0)131 226 5262.  Email: [email protected]  Website: www.ecsscotland.co.uk

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