Training Terms and Conditions


Standard Terms of Business BMF Open Training Courses

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the following terms of business (Terms) apply whenever we deliver an open course training programme at BMF premises, BMF Regional Centres of Excellence or other venues will be referred to in these Terms as an Event.   

1    Event content and contract
a)   Once we have agreed the scope and content of the Event (Content) and the cost to be paid by you for the delivery of the Event together with VAT at the rate chargeable from time to time (Fee) you will email us to confirm that we should proceed at which point the contract between us for the delivery of the Event (Contract) will come into existence

2    Payments
a)   Unless otherwise agreed in writing by us payment in full for the Fee must be received within 30 days of our invoice and should be made by BACS transfer. 
b)   In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (Act), if you fail to make a payment due to us under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting any other remedies available to us, we shall be entitled to charge you interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause will accrue each day at 8% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time or such other rate as prescribed by the Act from time to time.  We are also entitled to charge you a compensation payment of up to £100.
c)   We reserve the right to instruct a debt collection agency to recover payment of any sums due to us under the Contract which has not been settled after 28 days of the due date in which event you will be liable for any costs thereby incurred.        

3    Cancellation
a)   All cancellations must be in writing
b)   For Events cancelled 14 days or less (by 4 pm) inclusive of the Event date the Fee remains payable, is non-refundable and the Event is non-transferrable to another date.
c)   For Events cancelled between 15 and 28 days (by 4 pm) inclusive of the Event date we will, at your request, either transfer the Event to another date to be agreed between us in which event an addition 50% of the Fee will be payable by you; or you will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the Fee
d)   For Events cancelled at least 28 days (by 4 pm) prior to the Event date we will, at your request, either transfer the Event to another date to be agreed between us at no extra charge; or you will be entitled to a refund of the Fee less any costs we have incurred in the preparation of the Content or the Event

4   Delegates
Events can normally accommodate a maximum of 12 delegates. Additional delegates may be accommodated at an additional cost on prior written request and subject to our prior written consent.   Each Event requires a minimum of 5 delegates.

5   Substitutions and Cancellations
You may nominate an alternative person from your organisation to take the place of a delegate at no extra charge. 

6   Timings
Training programmes
Unless otherwise agreed between us, full day Events run from 9.30am to 4.30pm; and half-day Events from 9.30am to12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.  These timings are inclusive of lunch and refreshment breaks.
Coaching
Unless otherwise agreed between us, coaching sessions are between 1 ½ and 2 hours duration.
Venue
a)   The BMF will arrange and organise the venue for the Event and to ensure that such venue complies with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws.
b)   The BMF will ensure that the necessary equipment is available and in good working order (including but not limited to a flip-chart stand/paper/pens and a data projector and screen (or suitable blank wall) to enable us to deliver the Event.We will provide our own laptop or tablet as necessary.
c)    The BMF will recruit the delegates and to make all the other administrative arrangements for the Event (including but not limited to any photocopying and distribution of training materials (for example course handouts, joining instructions, pre-course work) that may be required.

Content and training materials
a)   All intellectual property rights in the Content and all training materials (together Materials) shall remain our property absolutely. No part of the Materials may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without our prior written permission.
b)   The Materials are prepared solely for the benefit of delegates.We do not accept responsibility for loss however occasioned to any person or persons arising from any reliance on the Materials.

Alteration to content of the Event; Cancellation/Postponement of the Event
a)   We reserve the right to make alterations to the Event content and timings.
b)   In the unlikely event of the Event being cancelled by us, a full refund will be made.  Liability will be limited to the amount of the Fee already paid by you.

Photography and Filming
For promotional purposes, we may engage a professional photographer or video production team to record the Event.  You must ensure that any delegate who does not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise us by email prior to the Event. Data Protection The names of the delegates will be placed on the attendee list which will be passed to all attendees for them to see who is at the Event for the purpose of networking and meetings. You must ensure that you advise us of any delegate who does not wish to be included on this list at the time of booking.



Standard Terms of Business-In Company Training

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the following terms of business (Terms) apply whenever we deliver an in house training  programme or offer in house coaching for your organisation at your premises both or either of which will be referred to in these terms Terms as an Event.   

1    Event content and contract
a)   Once we have agreed the scope and content of the Event (Content) and the cost to be paid by you for the delivery of the Event together with VAT at the rate chargeable from time to time (Fee) you will email us to confirm that we should proceed at which point the contract between us for the delivery of the Event (Contract) will come into existence

2    Payments
a)   Unless otherwise agreed in writing by us payment in full for the Fee must be received within 30 days of our invoice and should be made by BACS transfer. 
b)   In addition to the Fee, we shall be entitled to charge you for any expenses reasonably incurred by the trainer engaged by us to deliver the Event including travelling expenses @ 45 per mile (return journey from the trainer’s home to the venue), hotel costs, subsistence and any associated expenses.   
c)    In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (Act), if you fail to make a payment due to us under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting any other remedies available to us, we shall be entitled to charge you interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause will accrue each day at 8% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time or such other rate as prescribed by the Act from time to time.  We are also entitled to charge you a compensation payment of up to £100.
d)   We reserve the right to instruct a debt collection agency to recover payment of any sums due to us under the Contract which has not been settled after 28 days of the due date in which event you will be liable for any costs thereby incurred.    

3    Cancellation
a)   All cancellations must be in writing For Events cancelled 14 days or less (by 4 pm) inclusive of the Event date the Fee remains payable, is non-refundable and the Event is non-transferrable to another date.
b)   For Events cancelled between 15 and 28 days (by 4 pm) inclusive of the Event date we will, at your request, either transfer the Event to another date to be agreed between us in which event an addition 50% of the Fee will be payable by you; or you will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the FeeFor Events cancelled at least 28 days (by 4 pm) prior to the Event date we will, at your request, either transfer the Event to another date to be agreed between us at no extra charge; or you will be entitled to a refund of the Fee less any costs we have incurred in the preparation of the Content or the Event

4   Delegates
Events can normally accommodate a maximum of 12 delegates. Additional delegates may be accommodated at an additional cost on prior written request and subject to our prior written consent.   Each Event requires a minimum of 5 delegates.

5   Substitutions and Cancellations
You may nominate an alternative person from your organisation to take the place of a delegate at no extra charge. 

6   Timings
Training programmes
Unless otherwise agreed between us, full day Events run from 9.30am to 4.30pm; and half-day Events from 9.30am to12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.  These timings are inclusive of lunch and refreshment breaks.
Coaching
Unless otherwise agreed between us, coaching sessions are between 1 ½ and 2 hours duration.

7   Venue
a)   You agree, at your own expense, to ensure that your premises comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws.
b)   You agree to ensure that the necessary equipment is available and in good working order (including but not limited to a flip-chart stand/paper/pens and a data projector and screen (or suitable blank wall) to enable us to deliver the Event.We will provide our own laptop or tablet as necessary.
c)    You agree at your expense to recruit the delegates and to make all the other administrative arrangements for the Event (including but not limited to any photocopying and distribution of training materials (for example course handouts, joining instructions, pre-course work) that may be required.

8    Content and training materials
a)   All intellectual property rights in the Content and all training materials (together Materials) shall remain our property absolutely. No part of the Materials may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without our prior written permission.
b)   The Materials and Content are prepared solely for the benefit of delegates.We do not accept responsibility for loss however occasioned to any person or persons arising from any reliance on the Materials.

9    Alteration to content of the Event; Cancellation/Postponement of the Event
a)   We reserve the right to make alterations to the Event content and timings.
b)   In the unlikely event of the Event being cancelled by us, a full refund will be made.  Liability will be limited to the amount of the Fee already paid by you.

10   Photography and Filming
For promotional purposes, we may engage a professional photographer or video production team to record the Event.  You must ensure that any delegate who does not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise us by email at training@bmf.org.uk prior to the Event.



Course Booking Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy for the Diploma in Merchanting


Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the following terms of Business Terms apply to any Candidate enrolled by a member on the Diploma In Merchanting course (DIM) provided by us for our members (you). 
1     Contract
Once you have completed your booking and received your emailed confirmation of enrolment on the DIM in respect of a Candidate, you are deemed to have a contract with us (Contract)

2    Course Structure
The DIM comprises 9 Modules delivered by us through study papers and workshops. Workshops will be held at BMF member premises or such other venues as we will notify to you.

3   Payment             
a)   We will send you an invoice in respect of the cost for the study papers of each Module together with VAT at the rate chargeable two calendar months prior to the date of each Workshop Date.
b)   Unless otherwise agreed in writing by us payment in full for the Fee must be received within 30 days of our invoice and should be made by BACS transfer to the account details of which are set out on our invoice.
c)    In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, if you fail to make a payment due to us under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting any other remedies available to us, we shall be entitled to charge you interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause will accrue each day at 8% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time or such other rate as prescribed by the Act from time to time.  We are also entitled to charge you a compensation payment of up to £100.
d)   We reserve the right to instruct a debt collection agency to recover payment of any sums due to us under the Contract which has not been settled after 28 days of the due date in which case you will be liable for any costs thereby incurred.    

4    Cancellation of Courses by us
a)   We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel Workshops Dates. Reasons for this may be, but not restricted to, low enrolment numbers, weather warnings or tutor availability.
b)   Many of our Modules require a minimum number of enrolments. Where the Modules do not reach the minimum number required they will be cancelled no later than 7 days before the Workshop Date.
c)   We may be required to cancel a workshop at short notice. Wherever possible we will endeavour to offer the workshop at a later date.If you cannot attend the new date, a refund will be given to you for any Fee or part thereof paid by you.

5    Cancellation by You
a)   All cancellations must be in writing
b)   For any cancellation received within 35 days or less (by 4pm) inclusive of the Workshop Date the Fee remains payable and is non-refundable.
c)   For any cancellation received at least 36 days (by 4pm) prior to the Workshop Date, you will be entitled to a refund of the Fee less a cancellation fee of £50.

6    Content and training materials
a)   All intellectual property rights in the content of the DIM and all training materials (together Materials) shallremain our property absolutely. No part of the Materials may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, withoutour prior written permission.
b)   The Materials are prepared solely for the benefit of the Candidates.We do not accept responsibility for loss however occasioned to any person or persons arising from any reliance on the Materials.
c)   We reserve the right to make changes to the content of the DIM at any time  



If you have any questions regarding our terms of business please contact us at info@bmf.org.uk