City Colleges Education Ltd, trading as ‘Ashfield College’

Welcome to the ashfieldcollege.ie website (“The Site”) from City Colleges Education Ltd, where you may book and pay for courses delivered by Ashfield College.

These terms and conditions govern your use of the site. Please read them carefully before booking any course.

By booking a course you agree to accept without modification the Terms and Conditions below. By using the site, you are deemed to consent to and accept these terms and conditions.

 Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully.

BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS

  1. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
  • We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the site. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to such terms and conditions.
  • Ashfield College reserves the right to change any of the details in marketing/promotional material.
  1. Your Status
  • In order to book a course, you must be at least 18 years old and you must be legally capable of entering into binding contracts.
  1. Availability of Courses
  • Any booking for courses placed through this site is made subject to availability. We reserve the right to decline to supply any individual or company, or to refuse any booking for a course.
  • All programmes/courses will commence subject to student demand.
  • Please note that Ashfield College reserves the right to transfer the delivery of in-person programmes online or via blended learning on health and safety grounds.
  1. Payment
  • Payment can be made online using one of the following payment methods: VISA, MasterCard, VISA Debit and Laser.
  • Course fees must be paid in full at time of booking. Under no circumstances will course fees be refunded after the course has commenced (See Refund Policy).
  • Should a student commence a programme/course and subsequently withdraw or defer from the programme/course at any stage of the programme/course, full fees remain due at that point.  Where a student has a payment plan in place with the College, this payment plan must be adhered to and fees remain due in accordance with the payment plan agreed.
  • Where a student account is in arrears, access to certain College facilities e.g. access to Moodle, access to Computers, access to Library facilities, will be suspended.  Other sanctions that may be imposed by the College, including but not limited to removal from class, non-correction of assignments and denial of access to examinations.

REFUNDS POLICY

Whereas the college understands that unforeseen circumstances may compel a student to withdraw from a course, students should understand that the college makes decisions as to resource levels for a course (including teaching resources) based upon the number of students who register for it at the commencement of the course. Accordingly, only in very exceptional circumstances, will the college consider refunding a part of any fees paid. Policy

  1. The college accepts no obligation to refund any fee or part of any fee paid in respect of any programme or service provided by the college.
  2. Under no circumstances will the college refund the deposit, or any part of the deposit paid in respect of a students’ registration for a programme, save in the event that the college is unable to run the course registered for.
  3. Where a student has to withdraw from a programme and the withdrawal is due to exceptional circumstances which are beyond the student’s control (and which are documented and which are likely to significantly impact upon their ability to successfully follow the course), a partial refund of any fee paid may be considered. Where, in the circumstances detailed above, a student does not attend any instruction, or where a student commences lectures but withdraws before the third week of a programme of study, part of the fee paid may be refunded. Applications for such refunds must be addressed to the Faculty Manager and made on the college’s Application For Refund Form (available from the faculty office) and reach the Faculty Manager before week five of the programme.
  4. Extenuating circumstances that may be considered within section 3 above, though used here by way of example only and without any commitment by the college to consider such circumstances as extenuating in any particular case, are as follows:

– serious illness of student or member of the proximate family – death of a member of student’s proximate family As an alternative to claiming a refund, any student may ask to defer their registration on a programme of study to a later date or to a nominated alternative programme of study.  

Disclaimer Ashfield College reserves the right to change course schedules, with reasonable notice, and to postpone or cancel a course.  In the event of cancellation, the College will refund all fees paid.  In the event that an agreed 3rd party payee does not pay for the course in its entirety, the student will be liable for the full amount outstanding to the College. Please note that the information contained in the document is neither conclusive nor exhaustive and City Colleges reserve the right to substitute alternative arrangements where it deems necessary