Short Courses: Terms and Conditions
How to book
To apply for a course please use the online registration form or this downloadable registration form(.pdf document). Please complete it in full and send it to our Training Co-ordinator. All applications will be acknowledged.
Course fees and related discounts are quoted in each course description. Invoices and instructions about how to pay by debit or credit card 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. Accommodation is also available on campus.
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 or Further Education.
To take advantage of this price concession, please complete and return our standard registration form, clearly indicating your eligibility.
Once you are registered for a course at the academic discount rate you are still subject to our standard cancellation policy as stated in our terms and conditions.
Please note the discounted rate will only be confirmed three weeks before the start of the course. Should the course become oversubscribed the discount may not be available, and you would be offered a place at the full course fee. We would contact you with respect to this.
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 map of the campus, 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, unless otherwise specified on the course web page. This travel information may help you plan your journey to Reading.
If you have questions or comments regarding our short course programme, please email us or telephone +44(0)118 378 8689 to speak to our Training Co-ordinator.