Aspire Procurement Training Ltd - Terms and Conditions
A - Apprenticeship Courses
All apprenticeship courses have their own separate terms and conditions, which form part of the contract between the employer and Aspire Procurement Training Ltd (“APT”).
B - CIPS qualification studies – all levels
Booking a course
A registration form must be completed and submitted to APT. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you email confirmation of receipt and acceptance onto the course.
We will invoice you up to 6 weeks before the course starts or upon receipt of a completed registration form, whichever is the sooner. All invoices must be paid in full within 30 days of the date of the invoice or before the course starts whichever is the sooner – failure to do so may result in your not being able to attend.
Students are required to attend the classroom-based tutorial sessions on the dates specified in the course schedule. If students do not attend tutorial sessions on the specified dates, then they will be expected to make efforts to catch up in their own time. If the student requires additional tutorials to catch up then APT will reserve the right to make an additional charge to cover the provision of additional tuition time.
If students are studying on a learning package delivered by a personal tutor then APT will allocate a personal tutor to provide the number of tutorials stated on the invoice for the level of study. The student will be responsible for setting the tutorial dates with their allocated tutor.
Students commit to completing their course within the following timescales.
|Classroom||Personal Tutor / Distance Learning|
|CIPS Level 2||12 months max||18 months max|
|CIPS Level 3||12 months max||18 months max|
|CIPS Level 4||18 months max||24 months max|
|CIPS Level 5||18 months max||24 months max|
|CIPS Level 6||18 months max||24 months max|
If, for whatever reason, the student does not complete the course in the timescale specified above, then APT will write to the student at the end of the relevant period to confirm that study period has now lapsed and that options to continue the course are subject to further charges and capacity.
Deferral of Studies
Students may apply to defer their tuition by requesting to APT in writing in advance of the deferral. A student may only defer once, and only for a maximum period of 6 months for any reason, or for a maximum period of 12 months in the case of maternity and paternity. Students must apply in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commitment to Proceed and Complete
By completing and submitting an online registration form the student is signing up for a level of CIPS training (eg: Level 2) and will be liable to pay the cost for a full level. If a student fails to complete the full level which they have signed up for then, we regret they will not be entitled to a refund.
APT commit to provide the student with the CIPS textbooks for the level for which they have signed up for. Please note that these CIPS textbooks will be delivered to the address associated with their CIPS membership account. APT commit to provide electronic copies of the slides for the level which the student has signed up for and these will be stored electronically for access by the student.
APT reserve the right to cancel a course if that course does not attract a sufficient number of students, or to move a classroom course from a physical location to an online format in case of any change in legislation, government advice, force majeure or economic event. APT will make every effort to provide training in an alternative format or location in this instance. APT reserve the right to change course dates on the course schedule, but will aim to provide the same number of hours of tuition over the duration of the course.
By accepting these terms and conditions students agree only to work with APT tutors on the course of study for which they have been invoiced by APT. Students will not engage with tutors in additional courses of study unless this has been agreed by a director of APT.
After they have submitted their online registration, if a student informs us that they want to cancel their course less than 30 days before the course start date, they will be charged 100% of the invoice value. If the cancellation notice is longer than 30 days, then the student or their company will be liable to pay for any costs incurred in ordering books or booking exams. A company has the option to place another candidate from the organisation on the course in place of the invoiced student.
If you wish to cancel your course once the course has started then we regret we are unable to make any refund, although in circumstances where less than 30% of the course schedule has passed, a company has the option to place another delegate from the organisation on the course for the remaining duration of the course, or apply a voucher granted by APT towards a new course, to be used within 6 months from the date of the voucher being granted.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are entered for the appropriate examination. Students will be issued with a course schedule detailing the examination entry deadline dates at the start of your course and notified of the time and date of the exams entered for by the start of each examination booking window.
APT is not liable in any way for any student not attending an exam once booked, and a refund will not be given.
Recording of teaching sessions
For reasons of GDPR compliance, APT does not record its teaching sessions.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your registration. We will be glad to help.
C - Commercial short courses
Booking a course
For individuals wishing to book a commercial course, they must book via our website. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you email confirmation of receipt and acceptance onto the course.
Companies wishing to book a short commercial course will be sent a quote by APT for that course. To ask for a quote, please contact email@example.com.
We will invoice you before the course starts, or on receipt of an accepted proposal, whichever is the sooner. All invoices must be paid in full within 30 days of the date of the invoice or before the course starts, whichever is the sooner. Failure to do so may result in your not being able to attend.
If any training is cancelled within 30 days of the agreed date of training, then the company or the delegate, as the case may be, will be liable for 100% of the invoiced fee. No refund will be given.
If any training is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of the agreed date of training, then the company or the delegate, as the case may be, will be liable for 50% of the training fee, and 100% of any bespoke work commissioned for the purposes of providing training content and material, and 100% of any non-refundable travel and subsistence costs.
D – General for all training
APT will not be liable if delayed in or prevented from performing its obligations due to an event or sequence of events beyond APT's reasonable control, provided that it promptly notifies you of the event and its expected duration and uses reasonable endeavours to minimise the effects of that event.
Limitation of Liability
Unless prohibited by law, in no event shall the aggregate liability of either party (whether in contract, tort (including negligence or otherwise) and in respect of all claims, losses and damages exceed the total fees paid or payable to APT for its services covered by the invoice to which these terms and conditions are attached. Under no circumstances shall liability extend to any loss of profits, loss of goodwill, or any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
We welcome your comments, and you are invited to list your comments on our feedback forms which we send out regularly. If you have a complaint, please view our complaints policy here.
We very much look forward to welcoming you on to your APT training course and to helping you achieve your career ambitions.