Short course booking information

Bookings for 2015/16 courses have now closed.

The 2016/17 short course programme will be published on 1st August 2016. Online bookings will open on this date - we regret that bookings cannot be made in advance.

When we receive the booking request form, we will confirm your provisional place on the course(s) and, where applicable, request payment.

Please note that during busy periods it may take us up to two weeks to confirm your booking request.

Booking cannot be finalised until payment is received. If we have not received payment by ONE MONTH after your booking or ONE MONTH before the course start date (whichever date is earliest), we may offer your place to another person on the course waiting list.

On receipt of payment, we will email to confirm your place on the course. We will send you course details, including directions and a provisional course timetable, approximately three weeks before the course start date.

Cancellation and refunds

If you cancel less than TWO WEEKS before the start of a course, we are unable to offer a refund. In the unlikely event that the short course has to be cancelled, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to reclaim any travel or accommodation expenses.

Applicants eligible for free places

In fairness to others, please do not book on a course unless you are sure that you will attend it. There is a PENALTY FEE of £20 per day if you book on a course and do not attend the full course. Please let us know TWO WEEKS before the course start date if you wish to cancel, in order to avoid the penalty fee.

Please discuss all courses that you intend to apply for with your line manager/supervisor before you book. If you cancel your place on several courses in one academic year, we will refuse future course bookings.

Non-EU applicants

We are unable to provide a visa application support letter for non-EU applicants.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Short Course Co-ordinator.