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Q1. What is included in the price of the training course?
A. The price includes the trainer, training venue and course materials. You will be expected to provide yourself with the appropriate reference books for your course.
Q2. How many people will be on the course with me?
A. To ensure the quality of our training, the maximum number of participants is limited and will vary from course to course. The maximum number of participants on any course is 30.
Q3. Will I receive a formal qualification at the end of my course?
A. From February 2012, you will have the option to gain a nationally recognised qualification on certain courses delivered by Black History Studies Courses. Accreditation will be optional. On non-accredited courses, students will receive a certificate for full attendance and Black History Studies is happy to be used as an academic referee.
Q4. When can I enrol for a course?
A. Enrolment for our courses is normally possible once our courses have been published. We continue to accept enrolments even when the course has started.
Q5. How old do I have to be to enrol on a Black History Studies course?
A. Students should be at least 18 years old (otherwise stated). Students who are 16 or 17 years of age may receive special permission, but he/she must contact Black History Studies to discuss whether the course is their best option.
This does not apply to the Black History for Families Course.
Q6. Can I join a course that is already underway?
A. For most courses, we can continue to accept students up to approximately three weeks after the start of the course. This can vary from course to course, and is subject to places still being available. We cannot normally offer a reduction in the fee for people who join a course late.
Q7. How can I pay for a course or museum tour ticket?
A. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or bank transfer. We are only able to accept credit card and debit card payments through PayPal.
Q8. Can fees be paid in instalments for the short courses?
A. Unfortunately Black History Studies do not offer the facility to pay fees in instalments for short courses. The fee advertised for the course must be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Payment is possible by debit / credit card via PayPal, cheque, bank transfer or cash. Cash payments must be made in person (please do not post cash).
Q9. What if I know I will not be able to attend all the sessions?
A. As the Black History Studies Courses are fee-paying adult education classes, attendance is not compulsory. However, your progress will obviously be limited if you do not attend regularly or complete the required reading between classes. If you are unable to attend a class, please can you inform Black History Studies and we will send you the handouts of the missed session.
Q10. Can I get a refund?
A. Students withdrawing from our courses or museum tours are not entitled to a refund. Students places on course are non-transferable. Fees will be refunded only in the following circumstances: