Short Courses: Cancellation policy, and Rules and regulations
Under The Consumer Rights Act 2015, within 14 days from making your contract with us (the date you book your course) you can cancel your contract with RADA Short Courses and be entitled to a full refund. You must inform us that you wish to cancel before this ‘cooling off’ period has expired; and a request for cancellation must be made by email. After the 14-day period has expired, you have no statutory right to cancel, and there will be no automatic refund of fees.
If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, RADA is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned - or compensation made - for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry out its work.
No fees are returnable in the case of any student leaving after the beginning of the course for illness or any other reason whatsoever.
- Payment must have been received in full prior to the start of the course.
- No fees are returnable in the case of any student leaving after the beginning of the course for illness or any other reason whatsoever.
- You will not be permitted to join a course at RADA unless you have evidenced that you have the right to study in the UK. RADA is unable to sponsor Student route visas for Short Courses. For courses of less than six months we can provide offer letters in support of a Standard Visitor Visa application.
- If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, RADA is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned - or compensation made - for any period of tuition that may have been lost through RADA's inability to carry out its work.
- Any infringement of the general regulations, or of the Code of Conduct, shall subject a student, at the discretion of RADA, to suspension or dismissal from the course. Please note that fees are non-returnable in this case.
- Decisions made by RADA regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.
- Persons not officially enrolled on the course nor authorised by RADA are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsal or presentations – online or in person.
- It is important to note that RADA does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises.
- 100% commitment, punctuality and full attendance is expected of students.
- It is essential to get authorisation of any absence or lateness from the Short Courses team.
- If a student is late without informing us, for an in person or online class, they may not be permitted to join that class or any classes for the rest of the day.
- Certificates cannot be awarded to students who have any unauthorised absences or persistent instances of lateness.
- The unauthorised use of any kind of recording device – video or audio - is strictly prohibited on RADA premises.
- It is prohibited to record any online sessions.
- RADA will not tolerate discrimination and discriminatory attitudes. You must have consideration and respect for everyone in the Academy, regardless of race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and social background or any other protected characteristic, in line with our Zero Tolerance Statement.
- RADA will not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment can include bullying, insulting comments, offensive behaviour, jokes, threats, and giving people unwanted attention. In the event that this behaviour is reported or observed, it will be investigated, and RADA retains the right to terminate the course of any student who has been bullying or harassing others. Please note that fees are non-returnable in this case.
- A student is expected to develop and sustain mutually respectful professional relationships with RADA staff and students.
- Students must respect RADA property and other people’s belongings.
- Eating and drinking (apart from water) are not permitted in any classrooms, theatre, studio space or workshop.
- Smoking or vaping is prohibited in RADA buildings and the outside areas in their vicinity.
- Students are expected to adhere to RADA Health & Safety Procedures and Policies, which will be made available to you on the first day of your course.
- Gambling is forbidden on RADA premises.
- The taking of, or dealing in ‘recreational’ or illegal drugs and substances is forbidden on RADA premises, as is being under the influence of non-prescribed drugs.
- Consumption of alcohol is forbidden during Academic hours.
- Students are expected not only to apply themselves to the work in hand, but also to contribute to the general working atmosphere.
- Students should observe the standard practices of professional theatre in relation to rehearsals and the handling and use of any costume, props and/or other stage materials.
- The downloading of inappropriate material or the misuse of the Internet on RADA premises is forbidden.
- All students are expected to wear appropriate clothing to enable full participation in classes.
- Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.