UK MIDLAND SOMMELIER ASSOCIATION COURSE RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Contract

     

    1. The terms of the UK Midland Sommelier Association, price list, registration form and these rules and regulations constitute the terms of legally binding contract [“the Contract”] between you, the student and UK Midland Sommelier Limited [“the Association”].

    2. Any enrollment application by you will be subject to written acceptance by the Association.

       

  2. The Course

     

    1. Bookings will only be accepted on valid registration forms signed by the student.

    2. You must attend all the courses punctually, unless prevented by events which are beyond your reasonable control. The maximum recommended absences are 3, any more than this, students will risk failing the final exams.

    3. You must comply with all rules and regulations issued by Association from time to time.

    4. The Association will be entitled to change timing and/or content of any course and to substitute any teacher at any time, though prior notice will be given.

    5. Every lesson will be taught in English, by professional AIS, WSET or Master of Wine speakers/tutors.

    6. Examination dates are fixed to the course onto which you book and any transfer to an alternative date will incur an administration fee of £25.

    7. All transfer requests must be made in writing or by email to [thesommelieruk@gmail.com] at least 7 working days before the original examination.

    8. Students MUST advise without delay, if at any stage, their enrollment details change. This ensures that membership cards, examination results and diplomas are processed correctly and sent to the CORRECT ADDRESS.

    9. Final examinations are divided into two. There will be one written exam, followed by an oral exam, to be taken in front of a member of the Italian Sommelier Association, two weeks after the written exam.

       

  3. Fees and Payment Details

     

    1. The 5-month course costs £1500 inclusive of VAT, payable in three installments to help you spread the cost, broken down as follows:

      2019 BIRMINGHAM COURSE

      £500 due by 05/02/2019 [deposit]

      £500 due by 05/04/2019

      £500 due by 04/06/2019

       

      1. Alternatively, pay £500 due by the due deposit date [**/**/20**], then subsequent 5 monthly standing order payments of £200. These must reach our account on the 1st day of each month. A standing order confirmation from your bank, must be sent to the UK Midland Sommelier Ltd. Office: 12 George Borrow Road, Norwich, NR47HS.

      2. Payments are to be made into the following bank details, in GBP, ensuring that any fees paid in foreign currency, MUST correspond to the exact GBP value and no less.

        BANK :
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    2. Fee includes study materials [5 books, note/exercise books], 100+ wine samples, food pairing, tuition and examination, and snacks during class intervals.

    3. Enrollment on Association course is subject to payment of the deposit as set out in the installments schedule in section. Deposit payments for late enrollment must be completed within 48 hours of registration. Deposits are non-refundable.

    4. Following acceptance by the Association of your application, you will be contractually bound to pay the full amount of the fees. No refund will be made if you subsequently fail to attend all or any part of the course or if you fail the exam.

    5. Deposits must be paid not less than 14 days before the start of the course, as set out in the installments schedule in section 3.1. For any late enrollments, deposits must be made within 48 hours of registration as specified in section 3.3, and the remaining installments paid as per the original schedule in section 3.1

    6. If the Association has agreed that fees may be paid in installments differing from those predetermined in the installment schedule in section 3.1, a Standing Order must be set up and be paid by the installment dates set out by the Association. The obligation to pay each of the installments will continue notwithstanding that you subsequently fail any exam or to attend all or any part of the course. Failure to pay any installment by the due date or attend the course will result in the balance of the fees becoming immediately payable.

    7. If fees are not paid by the due date, the Association will be entitled to reallocate your place [without prejudice to the obligation to pay the fees].

    8. Any deposit and/or fees paid will only be returned if the Association is unable to offer you a place on your chosen course.

    9. Payments using PayPal will incur a handling fee of 5%.

       

  4. Your Conduct

     

    1. If the Association considers that you have behaved in an unacceptable manner, the Association will be entitled to require you to cease to attend the course. If the Association is unable to reallocate your place, no refund of fees will be made and if the payment is being made by installments, the balance of the fees will become immediately payable.

 

 

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