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Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions before booking a course with us. Receipt of payment, a completed booking form or a written request for a booking is considered a binding contract between the client and Learn Outdoors Ltd. 

Contract:

  1. The contract will be between the client and Learn Outdoors Ltd.  The client agrees to pay the course/programme costs and in the case of group bookings, for all the participants signed up. 
  2. A booking taken verbally, by email or in writing constitutes a legally binding contract.

Deposit and Cancellations:

Individuals and Small Groups (of up to 5 people)

  • If you need to cancel your place on a course, please give us at least 4 weeks’ notice and we will give you a full refund (less a £25 administration charge [£5 on craft workshops]).
  • 2 to 4 weeks’ notice entitles you to a 50% refund.
  • Sorry, but no refund can be provided if less than two weeks’ notice is given.

Please note that Learn Outdoors need to make preparations well in advance of any courses and the client acknowledges that the above penalties are reasonable to cover the costs incurred. You may wish to consider taking out your own insurance to cover against losses incurred through cancellation.

Group Bookings (6 or more people)

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total course fee will be required.

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel your course, refunds will be issued on the following basis after the deposit has been taken into account:

  • At least 8 weeks’ notice – full refund of remaining money
  • 4-8 weeks’ notice – 50% refund of remaining money
  • Sorry, but no refund can be provided if less than 4 weeks’ notice is given.

Please note that Learn Outdoors need to make preparations well in advance of courses and you acknowledge that the above penalties are reasonable to cover the costs incurred.  You may wish to consider taking out your own insurance to cover against losses incurred through cancellation.

  1. In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a course (e.g. due to severe weather conditions) alternative dates will be agreed with you. If the alternative dates are not suitable you will be given a full refund. Please note that courses will run in all but the most severe weather conditions. No refunds can be guaranteed once a course or expedition has begun.
  2. No refund can be given, or responsibility accepted, for any accommodation, transport or other services booked with a third party.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse to accept a booking.  Should this situation arise no contract is deemed to have been made and any payment made will be returned.

Courses:

  1. Learn Outdoors’ courses are by their nature subject to the weather elements and variations in terrain. The client accepts this is the case and that Learn Outdoors’ staff may when deemed appropriate make alterations to the course programme sometimes at short notice or spontaneously to deal with the circumstances.  Learn Outdoors Ltd. is not liable for any loss of course content incurred as a result. 
  2. Learn Outdoors’ staff also reserve the right to make alterations to a course programme where it is felt the clients’ interests are best served by doing so. 
  3. Learn Outdoors’ courses operate in the open and as such will inevitably not be risk free.  Learn Outdoors makes every effort to minimise risks and instruct/advise clients accordingly.  The client takes part on the courses at their own risk and Learn Outdoors Ltd. is not responsible for accidents or injuries save for injuries arising where Learn Outdoors has been found to be negligent.  A copy of our ‘Risk Assessments, Operating Procedures and Policies’ is available to view on request. 
  4. Learn Outdoors Ltd. is not responsible for loss or damage of personal items unless through negligence of Learn Outdoors Ltd.

Conduct:

  1. Learn Outdoors’ courses are taught by highly experienced and competent staff.  Clients are required to behave with suitable conduct and adhere to the instructions/advice and leadership provided by the staff.  No responsibility can be taken by Learn Outdoors Ltd. for accidents or incidents where a client chooses to ignore the instructions/advice given. Clients in charge of children must keep those in their charge under proper control at all times and Learn Outdoors staff may instruct those clients on the expected proper conduct from time to time if deemed necessary.
  2. Learn Outdoors staff reserves the right to remove from the course any client failing to behave with proper conduct.  Reasons may include (but are not restricted to) intoxication; abusive, racist and inappropriate language and behaviour; failure to adhere to instructions; illness. In such circumstances Learn Outdoors is not at liberty to provide a refund or partial refund.

Testimonials

“All three instructors were excellent – the students were motivated by their teaching and they gave the students a wealth of skills which will enable them to succeed in their assessed expedition. The whole trip has been organised very well and has run very smoothly. Thank you very much!”

"Owen ran the weekend exceptionally well.  He gave very clear instructions to staff and students.  He formed very positive bonds with the students and so was able to get the best out of them."

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.”

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