Terms & Conditions – Facebook Competition

Prize- A Free course for yourself and a friend up to a value of £130 each for the competition running from 12pm 1st August 2018 – 12pm 8th August 2018

This applies to Skills & Learning leisure courses (these courses begin with the prefix ‘PL’ and can be viewed on our website and our course brochure).

The prizes must be used on courses starting between 1st August 2018 and 1st June 2019.

The prizes are non-transferrable and are not exchangeable for other services or money. Entrants must be 19+ years of age and have an active Facebook account.

The following further Terms & Conditions apply:


Skills & Learning reserves the right to insist upon any learner discontinuing attendance at any course or venue.

Places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund if it is outside of the 14 day cooling off period (see ‘Cancellation Policy’).

Unspent Criminal Convictions

We require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/

Eligibility to Attend Courses

All our courses are available to learners aged 19 and over on

31 August. Residency (you must have been permanently resident within the EU for the last 3 years & a current Dorset resident) and eligibility rules apply.

Changes in Class Arrangement

Courses are arranged on a basis of estimated demand.

The Skills & Learning Manager may change the syllabus, the day and time of any course and may cancel courses where:

  • Enrolment or attendance is considered inadequate
  • The course tutor is unable to continue teaching and no suitably qualified replacement tutor is available.

Where a session has to be postponed, the Service will re-schedule the session.

Stationery, Textbooks and Course Materials

On most courses learners are expected to provide the textbooks, stationery and materials required for their courses. Please refer to the Course Information Sheet.

Smoking (including electronic cigarettes), alcohol, drugs or other substances are not permitted in any of our venues.

Damage to Equipment & Premises

The cost of repair of property known to have been damaged by a learner shall, on demand, be paid to Skills & Learning by the learner responsible for such damage.

Loss or Damage to Personal Property

All property, including clothing, electronic goods, bicycles and motor vehicles, brought to any Skills & Learning premises by a learner shall remain throughout, at the sole risk of the learner. Neither Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole nor the Skills & Learning Service accepts any responsibility.

Personal Information

Please see our privacy notice at www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies for details on how we process your personal information.


Course Fees

Fees are exempt from VAT. Learners should be aware that course fees, as quoted, are subject to review only in exceptional circumstances.

Places on courses are not transferable to any other person.


You may cancel your place on a course within 14 days of your enrolment and retain your prize, unless:

  • Full delivery of the course has taken place within this period
  • Part of the course has been delivered within this period

Cancellations outside of this policy, for exceptional circumstances, are entirely at our discretion.

Learners should not turn up for any session without enrolling.

Please retain this information for reference purposes. Please be aware that by enrolling on a course, learners are accepting all of these Terms & Conditions.

All information correct at time of printing July 2018. 

Entry Requirements –

To enter candidates must comment on the Facebook post, announcing the competition, with the name of the friend they wish to share their prize with. Winners will only be drawn from people who have commented.

Skills & Learning staff are not permitted to enter.