Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

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SACC is a provider of education, training and learning. Our course fees cover a percentage of the cost of this provision. We receive government funding from the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to supplement the fees charged. All services provided by SACC are delivered in the UK and all fees quoted are in pounds sterling. Please note that the prices quoted are for people that have lived in the UK/EU for the last three years.

For details of fees for those that do not fall into this category, or any other queries please contact the college as follows:


Return/Refund/Cancellation Policy

If you enrol online, under the United Kingdom’s Distance Selling Regulations you have the right to cancel your enrolment, and have a full refund. Cancellation of your enrolment must be made in writing quoting your student ID code and course code within 7 days of the date of confirmation that your payment has been processed to generalenquiries@southend-adult.ac.uk

What if I need to cancel my enrolment after the 7 day ‘cooling off’ period has elapsed? In the event that you need to cancel your enrolment, you can have a full refund of tuition fees, provided that we are notified in writing within one week of the starting date of the course. Please note all courses include an administration charge, which is non-refundable.

What if I find the course I have chosen unsuitable when I turn up to the first session? An alternative will be offered, if available, or you can have a full refund of tuition fees (less the registration fee of £20.00) provided we are notified in writing within one week of the course starting. Transfers are limited to one per enrolment within the first week of the course. Any additional transfers will be subject to a £10.00 administrative charge per transfer.

What if I decide later on in the year that I do not wish to continue? We work to a very tight budget and unfortunately, refunds cannot be given after the first week of the course.

What if I wish to pay for a friend/relative’s course using my debit/credit card? Unfortunately, we are unable to accept third party payments, due to restrictions on refunds to people who are not the learner enrolled on the course.

What if I need a textbook and/or additional materials? Any additional costs, over and above the course fees, will be indicated on the Course Information Sheet. Please do not buy any equipment or materials until after the first session as we can refund course fees if a course is cancelled but not the cost of any equipment or materials, which you have purchased.

What if the course I am interested in is not very poplular? We always keep enrolment open as late as possible, but unfortunately, courses cannot run if too few people enrol. If the activity you have selected is cancelled, we will try to find you an acceptable alternative. If this is not possible, a full refund of all fees will be made.


Descriptions and price information

We have taken care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. Despite this, slight variations in courses may occur. Course information is provided on www.southend-adult.ac.uk or in the part-time courses guide. If there is anything which you do not understand, or if you wish to obtain further information, please contact Central Administration on generalenquiries@southend-adult.ac.uk. Every effort is made to ensure that the prices shown for a course are correct at the time the course guide goes to print and when the course is added onto the website.

Course guide prices may go out of date, so you should always check the up to date price on the website. If there is a difference between the price for a course in the course guide and the website, you will be charged the price on the website.

If, by mistake, we have under-priced a course, we will not be liable to supply that course to you at the stated price, provided that we notify you before we send you your receipt. In those circumstances, we will notify the correct price to you so you can decide whether or not you wish to enrol.

If you decide not to enrol, we would not process the payment. If we are unable to contact you, we will return the enrolment form with details of the correct price.


Terms of Business

All orders placed by the College or its representatives must have a valid purchase order number or requisition number prior to order.  Payment of any invoices received without a valid purchase order or requisition number will be withheld.  Payment for goods or services received will be made within 14 days of receipt of a VAT invoice.  Failure to supply a VAT invoice will result in a delay in payment.   Payment can be made for certain items using the College credit card at the point of order, but the purchase order/requisition number must be included as a reference on these payments.  All suppliers will be selected in accordance with Southend Borough Council’s procurement rules.  All invoices should be sent to finance@southend-adult.ac.uk.  Our postal address is Finance Department, Ambleside Drive, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2UP. 

Payment for course fees must be made in full in advance of the course starting with the exception of those learners that set up a valid instalment plan or take out a 19 plus advanced learning loan. Instalment plans incur a £20 set-up fee, unless the individual is in financial difficulty in which case the arrangement fee may be waived.  Failure to pay instalments on the due dates may result in the full cost of the course becoming immediately payable. 

The college accepts payment by cash, cheque or debit or credit card but only in the individual’s name.

These policies do not affect your statutory rights.