School Administration Foundation Certificate Terms and Conditions
The aim of this document is to provide you with all the information you need before applying for a place on the School Administration Foundation Certificate. It also explains how we will deal with your application and what charges you may or may not incur.
It is extremely important that you read and fully understand this document before applying for a place on the programme. In making an application, you agree to be bound by the content of these terms and conditions.
Please ensure that you understand all items within this section and adhere to the requirements throughout the programme.
The School Administration Foundation Certificate is a paid for activity
If you wish to retract your application, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so before you attend the face-to-face event. If you wish to apply again at a later date, you will need to complete a new application form
Please ensure that your email address is entered accurately, as all communication relevant to the application will be made this way. It is your responsibility to provide a valid and functioning email address for yourself. Please be aware of the recent trend for hotmail / Yahoo style free accounts to expire automatically and delete all e-mails unless they are regularly used
Responsibilities Once Registered as a Participant
You are required to inform us, within the specified time we advise, prior to the initial face-to-face session if you are unable to attend. If you fail to do so, the late cancellation costs for the venue will be passed on to you. Please be aware that these can be significant, so try and provide as much notice as you can
You are required to update your tutor on any issues you experience with completion of work. Please ensure that any timescales / deadlines you are unable to meet are clearly and quickly communicated so that additional support and/or time can be provided if this is appropriate
Please respect the confidentiality of the study group you are involved in. Matters discussed in face-to-face events should remain private to the group and not be
shared with wider audiences without prior consent
As part of your study, you will be asked to conduct work-based study within the
school. This element has been designed to develop your skills and benefit your school; please ensure that colleagues and leaders in the school that is supporting you are aware of the implications of your involvement in the programme
If you are approached by a third party to comment on your participation in the programme or any work you have conducted whilst on it, we would ask you to advise us of this
The programme materials remain the intellectual property of the Serco Partnership and should not be shared with other organisations.
Early Withdrawal from the Programme
Full payment for the SAFC must be made prior to commencing your period of study. Should you withdraw from the programme after the initial face-to-face has taken place, no refund will be given.
Should you withdraw 2 weeks or less before the start time you have been assigned, a £80 cancellation fee will be charged.
It is inevitable that, from time to time, a participant may need to defer their studies until a later date. In the first instance, a participant should discuss any difficulties with their tutor. If no alternative course of action to deferral can be found, the participant may rejoin the programme with a new cohort, as long as they complete the programme within two years of the initial start date. Should a participant request to attend a second initial face-to-face event when rejoining the programme, a £50 fee will be charged to cover administrative and venue costs.
Should you not successfully complete a module assessment, you will be given a 14 day referral period to bring the work up to the required standard using the feedback provided from assessment. If the work does not meet the required standard following re-assessment, you will be offered the opportunity to re-submit a second time at a cost of £20.00. The referral period for a second re-submission is 4 weeks and payment of the fee is required in full before the module results are released.
All applications for the School Administration Foundation Certificate programme will require a school / participant payment of £298.00 (+VAT), payable before the programme starts
Payments can be made by BACS or by cheque
Details of where to send the invoice must be completed during the application
process. Applicants should ensure that invoices are paid quickly to avoid delays in starting the programme
Website content and programme materials are the intellectual property of Serco and its partners. Duplication or sharing of any content or materials with any third parties not directly involved in the programmes or services provided by Serco or its partners is prohibited.
We will store your personal details securely at all times and keep them on file for the duration of the programme and for purposes of communicating any further relevant programmes to you afterwards. We are required to share some of your personal details with our partner organisations on this programme, i.e. Serco. Other than this, we do not share your data with any other third parties and we do not pass on any personal data or contact details to any third parties for marketing purposes. Academic records will be maintained by Impact First Consulting.