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Terms & Conditions for Just 4 Paws Grooming Courses

The cost of tuition is as stated for each of the individual courses listed. All course fees must be paid in full in accordance with the terms stated. This form must be signed and returned and a deposit paid before a reservation on the selected course will be confirmed.

All deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance. The balance of the course must be paid 10 working days before the commencement of all courses. Should a student cancel their booking within 28 days of the commencement date of the course, Just 4 Paws will endeavor to sell that place to another student, failing which all fees will be forfeited and any outstanding balance will become due immediately.

Courses are tailored to suit the student and an attendance schedule will be negotiated when booking a place on a course. Once a booking is made, the course days cannot be altered. Failure to attend booked days will result in those course days being lost.

The proprietors of Just 4 Paws reserve the right to refuse to accept a student for whom they feel any course is unsuitable. No reason for such a decision may be given.

Students are expected to be punctual and co-operate with colleagues so as to insure the smooth running and congenial atmosphere of the salon throughout the duration of the course. All courses begin at 10.30 am and finish between 3 /4 pm each day.

In the event of any course having to be cancelled by Just 4 Paws before completion, for whatever reason, participation students will be offered a refund proportionate to the time lost, or offered the opportunity to continue the course at a mutually agreed time.

In the event of any course having to be cancelled by Just 4 Paws prior to the start date, for whatever reason, a full refund will be made to the student. It should be noted that Just 4 Paws accepts no liability for additional expenses such as traveling, accommodation fees or other related costs that may be incurred.

Just 4 Paws would like to advise all students to ensure their tetanus vaccinations are up to date. Just 4 Paws will not be held responsible for any mishap that may arise as a result of any student not having done so.

Students completing the City & Guilds or OCN qualifications are expected to keep up with assignments and complete all paperwork before the end of the course. If a student fails any of the assessments then they will be given one further chance to pass the assessment( not including evolve exams).Following a further failure then the student will be liable for the cost of further training and assessing. Students who need to retake a city and guilds evolve exam will incur a fee of £65, per exam. Just 4 Paws can make no guarantee as to what level a student can achieve during a course, as this is a skilled practical subject with students learning abilities being very individual.Students must be aware that to complete the City & Guilds Professional Diploma Level 3, there is an online exam to be taken on 2 set dates a year, one in June and one in November. Students will be responsible for booking on to there chosen date and dates will be announced via the schools website and Facebook pages.

Students attending Just 4 Paws purely for the City & Guilds or OCN Diploma assessments only, are expected to provide suitable dogs to groom and have all appropriate paperwork completed. Dogs can be provided for an extra fee and by prior arrangement.

Students are asked to give details of any medical conditions, disabilities or allergies. Dog grooming is a physically demanding job and involves standing for long periods and some lifting. If you have any concerns regarding potential health issues please make us aware before booking a place on the course and consult your own G.P.

Contact lenses are not appropriate for wearing whilst grooming.  Jewellery is also unacceptable, Sensible footwear and clothing is the uniform for the day.

These terms and conditions constitute a legally binding contract between Just 4 Paws and the undersigned.

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