Short Courses: Terms and Conditions
How to book
To apply for a course, please use the online registration form or this (pdf format) registration form. Please complete it in full and send it to our Short Course Administrator. All applications are acknowledged.
Course fees and related discounts are quoted at the end of each course description. Invoices are issued together with joining instructions two to three weeks before the start of a course.
The course fee includes refreshments, lunch each day and, on courses of more than one day's duration, dinner is included on the first night. Note that accommodation costs are not included in the fee. See a list of local hotels.
Applications are transferable to another individual at any time, otherwise cancelled course applications will incur the following charges:
- 21 or more days before the start of a course: NIL
- 14-20 days before the start of a course: 50%
- 1-13 days before the start of a course: 90%
- course start date or later: 100%
An academic discount of 30% is offered to full-time staff and students in Higher and Further Education.
This offer is on a 'stand-by' basis - eligible participants can ask to be placed on our stand-by list. If the course is not full 3 weeks before the start date you may be allocated a place at the discounted rate.
To take advantage of the academic discount, complete and return our standard registration form, indicating clearly your eligibility and that you wish to be placed on our stand-by list.
The maximum course size is 22 participants. Courses may not run if fewer than six people have confirmed applications three weeks before a course is scheduled to take place.
We constantly seek to update and improve the scope and quality of our training. We therefore reserve the right to modify the course content without notice.
Full instructions, including a course timetable and local maps, are sent to participants two to three weeks before the start of a course.
Training takes place in the SSC's purpose-built accommodation on the University's Whiteknights campus. This travel information may help you plan your trip to Reading.
If you have questions or comments regarding our short course programme, e-mail us, telephone +44/0 118 378 8689 to speak to our short course administrator, or fax +44/0 118 378 8458.
Last updated: 2 February, 2012