Terms & Conditions


Date – The competition will run from the 24th of November to the 8th of December 2017. You must have a Facebook account to enter.

Prize – A Free course for yourself up to a value of £50 (or a discount of £50 where the course fee exceeds £50) This applies to Skills & Learning leisure courses & Train & Grow courses (these courses begin with the prefix ‘PL’ or ‘TG’ and can be viewed on our website and our course brochure).
The prizes must be used on courses starting between 1st January 2018 and 1st August 2018. The prizes are non-transferable and are not exchangeable for other services or money. Entrants must be 19+ years of age.
The following further Terms & Conditions apply:


Skills & Learning reserves the right to insist upon any learner discontinuing attendance at any course or venue.
Places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund if it is outside of the 14 day cooling off period (see ‘Cancellation Policy’).

Unspent Criminal Convictions

We require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to our policies here.

Eligibility to Attend Courses
All our courses are available to learners aged 19 and over on 31 August. Residency (you must have been permanently resident within the EU for the last 3 years & a current Dorset resident to win the prize available) and eligibility rules apply.

Changes in Class Arrangement
Courses are arranged on a basis of estimated demand.
The Skills & Learning Manager may change the syllabus, the day and time of any course and may cancel courses where:
• Enrolment or attendance is considered inadequate
• The course tutor is unable to continue teaching and no suitably qualified replacement tutor is available.
Where a session has to be postponed, the Service will re-schedule the session.

Stationery, Textbooks and Course Materials
On most courses learners are expected to provide the textbooks, stationery and materials required for their courses. Please refer to the Course Information Sheet.

Smoking (including electronic cigarettes), alcohol, drugs or other substances are not permitted in any of our venues.

Damage to Equipment & Premises
The cost of repair of property known to have been damaged by a learner shall, on demand, be paid to Skills & Learning by the learner responsible for such damage.

Loss or Damage to Personal Property
All property, including clothing, electronic goods, bicycles and motor vehicles, brought to any Skills & Learning premises by a learner shall remain throughout, at the sole risk of the learner. Neither Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole nor the Skills & Learning Service accepts any responsibility.


Fees are exempt from VAT. Learners should be aware that course fees, as quoted, are subject to review only in exceptional circumstances.
Places on courses are not transferable to any other person.

You may cancel your place on a course within 14 days of your enrolment and retain your prize, unless:
•Full delivery of the course has taken place within this period
•Part of the course has been delivered within this period
Cancellations outside of this policy, for exceptional circumstances, are entirely at our discretion.
Learners should not turn up for any session without enrolling.
Please retain this information for reference purposes. Please be aware that by enrolling on a course, learners are
accepting all of these Terms & Conditions.

Entry Requirements –

To enter candidates must comment on the Facebook post, announcing the competition, with the name of the Course they would like to enrol on. Winners will only be drawn from people who have commented. An extra entry can be given to those who share the post.

All information correct at time of printing May 2017.