Terms & Conditions

All enrolments onto our educational courses are subject to the following Terms & Conditions, which become legally binding on acceptance of a course place by the payment of a Deposit (outlined below).  Before you apply for a course with us, please read these conditions carefully.

1. Interpretations

1.1. These Terms & Conditions (“Terms”) set out the contract between Forte Academy Ltd (“Forte Academy”, “we” or “us”) and the person responsible for paying the course fees (“Client” or “you”) and the person attending the course (“Student”).  

1.2. The following expressions in the Terms have the following meanings:

“Application Form” means the online booking form, which you complete in order to receive an Offer. 

“Balance” means the amount of fees payable after the Deposit has been deducted.

“Course” means the educational course that you apply for and, if successful, that you agree to undertake via payment of a deposit.

“Course Fee” means the total amount of fees payable for enrolment on a Course. 

“Deposit” means the payment made by you to confirm your place on the Course.

“Enrolment Form” means a pre-course questionnaire, which you complete as part of the application process for certain courses after you have made the Payment.

“Offer” means a place on the course which we offer to you in writing.  

“Provisional Itinerary” means a written timetable and outline of content for the Course which is subject to change.

“Services” means the teaching services and related teaching materials or experiences provided in relation to the Course.

“Site” means the pages and the information provided on our website www.forte-academy.co.uk.

2. Applications for Online Courses

2.1. To apply for a place on an online course, the Student (or the Client) should make a payment of the Course Fee via the website and complete the Enrolment form. By doing so, they agree to the Terms hereby outlined.

2.2. Enrolment will be confirmed within 3 – 5 working days after the completion of the application steps indicated in 2.1.

2.3. If a Student decides to cancel their place for any reason, they should contact us as soon as possible at info@forte-academy.co.uk to let us know. If notice of cancellation is received up to four weeks before the start date, a full refund of the Course Fee will be issued (minus a 5% handling fee). If a cancellation request is received less than four weeks before the course start date, the Course Fee is non-refundable.

2.4. If Forte Academy is forced to cancel the course for any reason at any time, the Student (or the Client) will receive a full refund of the Course Fee. This includes if the minimum number of confirmed Students is not reached by three weeks before the Course start date.

2.5. The Student and Client agree to keep their Zoom log-in details for personal single-use only. This will be carefully monitored during the course and any evidence of foul-play will result in termination of access for the Applicant with no reimbursement.

3. Applications for Courses in Italy

3.1. The Application Form must be completed by the Student and the Client, indicating that they agree to the Terms hereby outlined. 

3.2. Whether or not we make you an Offer will be at our discretion and subject to available places.

3.3. Forte Academy does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the application process because of such individual’s race, religion, sex, national origin or Covid-19 vaccination status. Nor do we routinely ask for such information to be provided as part of the application process.

3.4. It is the responsibility of the Student to adhere to any regulations and entry requirements that are in force in the city or host country (Italy) where the Course will take place, for the Course duration.

3.5. If you receive an Offer, you will be invited to make a Deposit to secure your place on the Course. For details on the refundability of the Deposit, see 6.6.  

3.6. The Student must be aged 18 at the time of travel, unless accompanied by a Parent or designated Adult who will be responsible for the Student for the Course duration.

3.7. The Student is responsible for obtaining the required visa that enables their participation in the Course and the rejection of a visa application by the Italian authorities does not affect the application of these terms and conditions.

 

4. Services

4.1. We aim to ensure that our delivery of the Course complies with the Provisional Itinerary provided to the Student and Client and the information given on our Site. However, you agree that the timetable and activities within the Provisional Itinerary and on the Site are subject to change by us, at any time and without prior notice. This is to account for flexibility and the expertise of different lead tutors, who may adapt the itinerary in order to improve the experiences of Students and factor in new opportunities and events as they arise in the host country. 

4.2. We are not responsible for the performance of any services provided by people, firms or organisations other than our own tutors at Forte Academy.

5. Fees

5.1. Fees are payable in GBP unless otherwise arranged.

5.2. Places are limited to fifteen students for courses in Italy and twenty students for courses online. If a Student makes a downpayment for a Course by which time there are no places available, the Student will receive a full refund of the Course Fee.

5.3. For courses in Italy, the Deposit is deducted from the Course Fee, leaving a Balance, which must be paid no later than twelve weeks before the Course start date or on the Balance due date stated in your Offer letter.

5.5. In the event of non-payment of fees by the required date, Forte Academy reserves the right to cancel the enrolment and make the place available to another applicant.

 

6. Cancellation Policy

6.1. In the event that you can no longer attend a Course for any reason, you must inform us in writing at the first instance by emailing info@forte-academy.co.uk and we can discuss your options. See Cancellation Policy 2022 summary here

6.2. Online courses. We are flexible with cancellation for online courses, as long as you let us know at least four weeks before the course start date, by emailing info@forte-academy.co.uk. We can then issue you a full refund, minus a 5% handling fee. If you cancel less than four weeks before the course start date, the Course Fee is non-refundable. 

6.3. Courses in Italy. If you accept a place on a course in Italy, you agree that it is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements into Italy at your date of entry, depending on your citizenship status and country of departure. From January 2022, this may include evidence of a recent negative Covid-19 test result, proof of recovery, proof of vaccination status or the requirement to self-isolate prior to the Course start date. It is the responsibility of the Student to factor this into their travel plan and flight dates, in order to be available to attend lessons in Italy on the Course start date.

6.4. Forte Academy reserves the right to cancel any Course at any time, for any reason. For example, if the minimum number of confirmed applicants drops due to unexpected circumstances after the Course Confirmation Date. 

6.5. If Forte Academy is forced to cancel the Course for any reason at any time, the Student (or Client) will receive a full refund of the Course Fee, but we have no responsibility for any other costs you may incur as a result of the cancellation.

6.6. If you wish to cancel your place on a course that is still operating in Italy, please inform us by emailing info@forte-academy.co.uk. Your Deposit remains fully refundable within 14 days of your date of payment (minus a 5% handling fee). If notice of cancellation is received after 14 days from the date of your Deposit payment, the Deposit is non-refundable in order to cover irrecoverable expenses, site and experience bookings that will have been reserved for the confirmed applicant.

6.7. Your Balance is payable at least twelve weeks before the Course start date. If notice of cancellation is received up to eight weeks before the course start date, this Balance will remain fully refundable (minus a 5% handling fee). Between eight and four weeks before the course start date, it is 50% refundable. Between four and two weeks before the course start date, it is 25% refundable. Less than two weeks before the course start date, it is non-refundable.

6.8. If Forte Academy is obliged to cancel the Course due to reasons outside our control, including travel restrictions caused by natural disasters, strikes, terrorist activities and acts of ‘God’, no refund will be given. We advise you to take out suitable insurance (see Section 7).

 

7. Insurance

7.1. Students are not insured by Forte Academy against medical expenses, loss of personal possessions, cancellation of travel or any other losses. 

7.2. Students are expected and required to behave in a reasonable manner at all times. We reserve the right to remove a Student from the Course at our discretion and without prior notice.

7.3. We are not liable for any injury or other loss sustained by the Student and no damage or compensation will be paid.

7.4. All Students attending the Course must have insurance that covers travel, medical costs, cancellation and personal loss at the time of travel.

 

8. Bursaries

8.1. If a Student receives a place on a Course and pays the down payment (Deposit) before an Early Bird Deadline for a summer course, a reduction of fees will be applied.

8.2. Forte Academy offers bursaries (in the form of a reduction in Fees) for teachers, current and former students at non-selective state schools in the UK who meet certain criteria to help offset the cost of attending any course with us that involves the learning of Latin. These bursaries will be advertised on our website, social media and on the Classics Library. Year 13 students should approach their Head of Classics or Sixth Form to act as a referee in applications for bursaries.