Terms & Conditions for adult courses

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For all adult students who are studying at St Brelade’s College in 2020

We want to ensure that you know what to expect regarding your stay in Jersey. You can find full details of our policies in our general terms & conditions below. By making payment for your course, you are agreeing to these terms & conditions.

1. Course & accommodation fees

  • Tuition & use of class materials
  • Social programme – transport and entrance fees for 1 – 4 afternoon activities (depending on the course chosen & time of year). Afternoon activities/excursions are included for courses of 1-3 weeks. Subsequent weeks do not include excursions. This does not apply to the young adult course which includes two afternoon excursions every week.
  • Single room accommodation 
  • Use of all linen and towels etc (please bring beach towels) 
  • Breakfast & dinner in homestay/light continental breakfast at the residence 
  • Transport to and from school each day (unless staying within walking distance)
  • Airport/harbour transfers (homestay only)
  • Travel costs to Jersey 
  • Personal insurance
  • Spending money
  • Food & drinks costs for evening social programme (students should expect to pay approximately £15 – £20). A complementary drink is offered at the pub night.
  • Transport for evening and weekend activities (a school bus may be offered for the pub dinner picking up from St Helier and St Brelade’s College)
  • Specific dietary requirements, catering for intolerances, allergies or religious restrictions may incur an additional charge of £20 per week if staying in homestay

A £150 deposit is required to confirm the course. Thereafter, all fees must be paid in full at least three weeks prior to arrival. St Brelade’s College reserves the right to refuse to provide services to students if the course fees have not been paid.

The following cancellation fees for the course and homestay/residential accommodation are chargeable. Cancellation fees may be reduced/waived at the school’s discretion under exceptional circumstances. Separate cancellation policies apply to private accommodation bookings which can be found on our website.

  • 1 – 6 days notice: Full fee
  • 7 – 20 days notice: £200
  • 21+ days notice: £150 

2. Classes

  • Maximum class size: 9 students for general English classes, 12 students for the young adult programme & 6 students for afternoon business English classes 
  • St Brelade’s College accepts students of all ages and nationalities. In the summer, the main school is exclusively used for adults and young adults (17-24 years), with separate centres for younger students. 
  • At other times of year – especially during school holidays – there may be groups of younger students studying at the school.
  • Separate classes & student lounges are provided for adults and juniors, however from time to time some teenagers (16+ years) may be accepted in adult classes. All other areas of the school are shared by adults and juniors. 
  • In especially busy periods, extra classrooms may be required. Normally, these will be for private classes, and in all cases, the school will always find nearby rooms of a similar standard to those found at the school and provide transport for students if required.

If students are unable to attend school for any reason they should telephone the school office as early as possible to notify them of their absence. If they are unable to telephone or email they should speak to the office as soon as they return to school.

Anti-social behaviour by students toward staff, students or homestay providers is not accepted and at the discretion of the school may result in expulsion without refund. This could include any form of aggressive or abusive behaviour, inappropriate conduct, religious extremism, racial/homophobic behaviour or the influence of drink/drugs.

At the discretion of the school principal, students one year outside of the recommended age range may occasionally be accepted on the young adult course. Young adult classes may include students on other programmes, however the majority of the students in the class are aged 24 years or under. Some excursions and social evenings may be shared with other adult/junior students.

To be accepted on the young adult programme, students aged under 18 years must be sufficiently mature to adapt to an older environment. They will be amongst older students and will have greater independence and decision making available to them. If under the age of 18 years or 18 years and sharing accommodation with junior students they cannot attend the welcome drinks at the pub and are required to adhere to the same curfew and rules as junior students. If students are 18 years or older and would like to share a room, we will note their preference, however it cannot be guaranteed.

Classes may include students on other programmes, however the majority of the students in the class are aged 50 years or over. Some excursions and social evenings are also shared with other adult students.

Where class size falls below two persons, students will be offered a choice of either a different course or four hours private tuition in place of the business module. We will inform students the week prior to the course if we do not have the minimum student numbers to run the course and students can select between private tuition, focusing on the student’s chosen topic or an alternative course. If students wish to cancel the course at this point, the standard cancellation charges apply.

3. Accommodation

Homestay/residence accommodation fees are payable by the week. Extra nights may be accepted by prior arrangement at an extra fee. We request students arrive Saturday or Sunday and depart Saturday. Sunday departures are only accepted by prior arrangement and may incur an extra fee in addition to any extra nights payable.

Homestay providers include families, couples, individuals, single parents and retired people. Accommodation normally includes a shared bathroom and students should be aware that they could be located in a homestay anywhere in Jersey. For students who wish to be assured of a private bathroom and a location near the school or the main town, we recommend booking a guest house or student residence.

Homestay accommodation includes breakfast and dinner plus use of linen and towels. Homestay providers are expected to provide a light laundry once every two weeks.

Adult students generally have their own room in homestay, however students 18 years and under on the young adult programme may be required to share a room in homestay with a student/s of a similar age but different nationality either from the young adult or junior programme. This will be made clear at the time of booking.

If a student wishes to change or cancel their homestay after arrival, they must have a valid reason i.e. that the homestay has not met the standards set out in our guidelines. Students must speak to Student Services first to give a full account of the issue and if it is felt that it a small problem or misunderstanding which can be resolved without moving the student then the school reserves the right to do so. However, in the case where it can be demonstrated that the accommodation is not acceptable then the school will move the student. In all other cases, if students wish to move or cancel students they will be required to give a notice period of one week, with payment for this period.

Included in the price of the residence is a light continental breakfast, towels & linen (not including beach towels), weekly room cleaning. Students can use the communal kitchen in the evenings and must clear up after themselves. 

On the scheduled day of arrival students cannot enter the residence until after 9:00. 

There may be times when there are children staying in the residence, when accompanied by their parents.

The school provides a public bus pass for students staying in homestay accommodation (unless within walking distance of the school). The location of the bus stops is normally around 5 to 10 minutes walk from the homestay but in some cases students may have to walk for up to 20 minutes to the location of the bus stop. In most cases students should expect to spend around 30 minutes on the bus, although in some cases the scheduled journey time may be up to 1 hour. 

The adult residence is a 10 minute walk from the school.

4. Other

Prior to arrival, students staying in homestay accommodation are requested to inform the school if they have any specific allergies or require any special medication. Students are advised that Jersey does not offer free emergency medical treatment for many countries and they may be required to pay for any medical treatment. 

For more information on which countries Jersey does have reciprocal healthcare agreements with, go to www.gov.je For non-urgent medical problems, an appointment with a doctor may be required, and students will be expected to pay the doctors fees (around £40 to £50).

St Brelade’s College has some wheelchair accessible areas and facilities, however some aspects of the programme e.g. transportation may require extra organisation. We recommend students requiring wheelchair access contact us to discuss their needs before booking.

Students are strongly advised to take out travel insurance prior to travel to cover emergency medical expenses, travel costs and personal belongings etc. Special insurance for language course students can be purchased from some insurance providers.

St Brelade’s College will attempt to resolve any complaints quickly and fairly. In such an event, students should explain their cause for complaint as soon as is practicably possible to the Principal. Where it can be proven that the grounds for complaint are just, the school will attempt to rectify the problem immediately.

St Brelade’s College, its staff and representatives accept no liability for loss, damage or injury to property or persons, except where liability is expressly imposed by law. St Brelade’s College will not be liable in the event that any service contracted to be supplied by us becomes impossible to supply for any reason outside our control.

St Brelade’s College reserves the right to use photographs or videos taken during courses in the school’s or its partner’s promotional materials or to use as part of the lessons. These images have no commercial or contractual value. If a student wishes that his or her image should not appear in any of the promotional or class-based material, they should specify this by email before arrival. If requested St Brelade’s College will stop using images at any time, in which case they will not be used in future promotions but may continue to appear in promotions already in circulation.

St Brelade’s College has a duty of care to children and young people attending the school and aims to ensure that staff, group leaders, accommodation providers and other suppliers help to keep them safe. Download our student safeguarding policy.

St Brelade’s College understands its responsibilities under the Counter Terrorism & Securities Act 2015 to prevent people of all ages being radicalised or drawn into terrorism and seeks to meet its obligations following its policies and procedures. PREVENT training is considered part of safeguarding and so concerns about radicalisation would also be reported.

For more general information about taking a language course in the UK, please visit the English UK website.

The British Council has also created useful guides on making the most of the stay abroad.

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