Terms & Conditions

The Finance & Management Business School Limited (FM Business School) Limited.  Registered office: 6931574

Part Time Tuition and Revision Courses

1. Candidates wishing to enrol onto a FM Business School part time tuition or part time revision course, must complete the relevant course enrolment form.  The enrolment form must be accompanied by payment in full, credit card details to collect payment in full or  alternatively for employer sponsored candidates, the completed employer authorisation area needs to be completed and signed by your employer. (see point 2 below).

2. Employer sponsored/authorised candidates will only be accepted onto courses by FM Business School once the employer has approved credit terms with FM Business School.  Payment in full will be due within 30 days of each invoice date or prior to course commencement.  Once an employer has completed and signed the employer authorisation of the enrolment form, the employer is fully responsible for the payment of amounts due in all circumstances (including termination of employment or course cancellation). FM Business School reserves the right to remove any candidate at any time for non-payment of fees or other amounts due.

3. Candidates who are employer sponsored (i.e. the employer is paying for a candidate’s participation in a course) please be advised the employer may be sent the relevant candidate’s progress test results and attendance records (where applicable).

4. FM Business School provides study material in conjunction with their courses, study material purchased will be made available to candidates enrolling onto courses, on or before the first day of the course.  Candidates who do not wish to purchase study material as part of their course should tick the relevant box on the enrolment form.

5.  FM Business School material is available to be purchased as part of a distance learning course or independently for private study.  Fees for study material supplied in this way are available on the relevant enrolment form.

6. Candidates or employers who wish to defer a course enrolment(s) are able to do this, subject to full payment for the course having been received.

Enrolments can be deferred for one sitting, subject to course availability.  To defer a course enrolment, FM Business School requires written notice at least two weeks prior to the course commencement date.  We reserve the right to charge an administration charge of £50 (inc. VAT) per course to cover administration costs.  No refunds will be made and amounts paid for courses will be carried forward accordingly.  In some circumstances, it may be necessary for the candidate to purchase new course materials upon recommencement of study.

7. Candidates or employers who wish to cancel a course enrolment are advised that written notification is required.  The written cancellation should be addressed to FM Business School and received at least two weeks prior to the course commencement date.  In circumstances where less than two weeks notice is provided, full course fees will be liable by the candidate or employer.  Refunds are not available of any amounts paid for study materials, where the materials have been supplied to the candidate.

8. FM Business School reserves the right to use its discretion in relation to refunds that sit outside of the cancellation policy.

9. Dishonoured cheques will result in a charge by FM Business School of £50 (inc. VAT).  This charge is made to cover administration and bank charges.

FM Business School also reserves the right to refuse admission to study to persistent offenders and may also report their unprofessional conduct to the relevant professional body.

10. FM Business School fees are subject to regular review and change.  We, therefore reserve the right to amend and charge additional amounts to reflect any pricing changes which take effect before course commencement date(s).

Full Time Courses

1. Candidates wishing to enrol onto a FM Business School full time  course, must complete the relevant course enrolment form.  The enrolment form must be accompanied by payment in full, credit card details to collect payment in full or alternatively for employer sponsored candidates, the completed employer authorisation area needs to be completed and signed by your employer. (see point 2 below).

2. Employer sponsored/authorised candidates will only be accepted onto courses by FM Business School once the employer has approved credit terms with FM Business School.  Payment in full will be due within 30 days of each invoice date or prior to course commencement.  Once an employer has completed and signed the employer authorisation of the enrolment form, the employer is fully responsible for the payment of amounts due in all circumstances (including termination of employment or course cancellation). FM Business School reserves the right to remove any candidate at any time for non-payment of fees or other amounts due.

3. Candidates who are employer sponsored (i.e. the employer is paying for a candidate’s participation in a course) please be advised the employer may be sent the relevant candidate’s progress test results and attendance records (where applicable).

4. FM Business School study materials will be made available to candidates enrolling onto courses, on or before the first day of the course.

5. Candidates or employers who wish to defer a course enrolment(s) are able to do this, subject to full payment for the course having been received.

Enrolments can be deferred for one sitting, subject to course availability.  To defer a course enrolment, FM Business School requires written notice at least two weeks prior to the course commencement date.  An administration charge of £50 (inc. VAT) per course will be charged by FM Business School to cover administration costs.  No refunds will be made and amounts paid for courses will be carried forward accordingly.  In some circumstances, it may be necessary for the candidate to purchase new course materials upon recommencement of study.

6. Candidates or employers who wish to cancel a course enrolment are advised that written notification is required.  The written cancellation should be addressed to FM Business School and received at least two weeks prior to the course commencement date.  A cancellation charge of £150 per course will be invoiced by FM Business School.

In circumstances where less than two weeks notice is provided, full course fees will be liable by the candidate or employer.  Refunds are not available of any amounts paid for study materials, where the materials have been supplied to the candidate.

7. FM Business School reserves the right to use its discretion in relation to refunds that sit outside of the cancellation policy.

8. Dishonoured cheques will result in a charge by FM Business School of £50 (inc. VAT).  This charge is made to cover administration and bank charges.

FM Business School also reserves the right to refuse admission to study to persistent offenders and may also report their unprofessional conduct to the relevant professional body and UKBA authorities.

9. FM Business School fees are subject to regular review and change.  We, therefore reserve the right to amend and charge additional amounts to reflect any pricing changes which take effect before course commencement date(s).

10. FM Business School are required by law to advise UKBA of attendance of candidates studying under a Tier 4 student visa. Details of the attendance guidelines and process of reporting can be found in the FM Business School international student handbook.  All international students will receive a copy of the handbook at induction and will be required to sign to confirm receipt.

11. A Tier 4 CAS number will be issued to international students who comply with FM Business School entry requirements, once the full deposit is paid for the course enrolled onto.

Once a Tier 4 CAS number has been issued to a candidate, a refund is only available in certain instances of VISA refusal.

If a student’s VISA has been refused and a refund agreed, the deposit fee is refundable (less £150 for administrative charges) only if the student is able to produce a copy of the VISA refusal letter and also the relevant passport.

Applications for refunds must be made in writing at least 14 days before the first day of the course. Once a student has started their course, refunds are no longer avaliable.

Refunds will only be provided up to 28 days after visa refusal.

Please note, if a visa application is refused due to student negligence by not meeting the necessary criteria provided by the UKBA, then FM Business School will not accept responsibility for the refusal and the refund shall be at the discretion of the college.

Any visa refusal based on fraudulent information, deception or resubmission after a previous fraudulent application will not be entitled to a refund.

13.  Study material is provided to candidates enrolling onto FM Business School’s full time courses, the fee charged for study material is shown on the relevant enrolment form.  Candidates who do not wish to purchase study material as part of their course should tick the relevant box on the enrolment form.

FM Business School Study Materials

1. All study materials, whether in written or electronic format, are (unless otherwise stated) supplied by FM Publishing.

2. Where study materials are supplied in conjunction with a course (part time tuition, part time revision or full time) they are included in the fees quoted on the FM Business School enrolment forms and payment is accepted on behalf of FM Publishing.  Candidates not wishing to receive material are able to opt out by ticking the relevant box on the enrolment form.

3. All material prices quoted include VAT (where applicable) but exclude any taxes or duties imposed by countries outside the UK.

5. Full payment of course fees are required prior to dispatch of study materials or release of online user IDs and passwords.

6. Refunds are not available on study materials supplied.

FM Business School Pass Assurance

FM Business School offers a Pass Assurance on ACCA and CIMA courses.

This is subject to the following terms and conditions :

1. Candidates enrol onto a tuition, revision and QB course.

2. All course fees due must be paid prior to taking the examinations.

3. Students must attempt the real exam.

4. In the event of a candidate having to resit a paper due to failure, proof of the candidate’s mark must be provided to FM Business School on enrolment for the resit or revision course.

5. In the event of a resit, a candidate will be entitled to attend a revision or resit course (where applicable) with FM Business School at no charge.

6. The resit or revision course must be attempted at the next examination sitting.  .

7. FM Business Pass Assurance is not transferable between courses or candidates.

8. Candidates must attend all days of the course enrolled onto for elegibility of the Pass Assurance.  It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that they sign the attendance register of each couse.

9.  Pass Assurance candidates may be required to purchase new material for the resit or revision course.

ACCA Knowledge Level PASS Assurance

  1. Students must enrol onto all Knowledge Level papers together to be eligible for the Pass Assurance.
  2. Candidates must attend all days of the course.
  3. Candidates must attempt their CBE examination.
  4. The Knowledge Level Pass Assurance is only available following an unsuccessful attempt at the CBE.
  5. The Pass Assurance provides unsuccessful candidates with a free resit Knowledge Level course again free of charge for the relevant resit paper(s).
  6. Only one resit course for each Knowledge level paper is available under the Pass Assurance.
  7. Each candidate may only sit the resit Learn Pass & Go course
  8. Pass Assurance Learn Pass & Go courses must be taken within 6 months of the initial enrolment date.

General terms and conditions

1. All fees and amounts quoted include VAT (where applicable).

2. All fees quoted exclude amounts payable to the professional body for candidates Institute registration, exemptions and examination entries.  These fees are payable by the candidate and FM Business School accepts no responsibility for this.

3. FM Business School reserve the right to charge interest at 10% per annum on overdue our outstanding amounts.

4. Any refund payable by FM Business School will be paid to the original payor.

5. FM Business School reserves the right to alter published programmes, change course dates, locations and lecturers from those published within course timetables and marketing information.

FM Business School also reserve the right to alter the course after enrolment if the student if upon arrival the student is ineligible or not at the required level to enter their proposed course of study.

6. Courses are not transferable between candidates

7. All financial deposits for courses received, are for the sole purpose of reserving a place on that course.

8. Computer Based Examination fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

9. Computer Based Assessment and Examination fees include disbursements payable to the relevant examining body and a handling fee charged by FM Business School (which includes VAT).

10.  All FM Business School courses are non-residential unless specified otherwise.  FM Business School, will upon request, provide a list of accommodation for non-residential courses but it is the candidate’s responsibility to make their own accommodation arrangements and confirm the accommodation meets their requirements.

11. All candidates are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which demonstrates respect for FM Business School and its staff, fellow candidates and property.

Breaches of FM Business School code of conduct can amount to gross misconduct, which may lead to expulsion from study and FM Business School.

12.Liability of FM Business School for losses arising from their negligence (except in the case of liability for death or personal injury), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited to the full amounts paid by the relevant candidate for the particular course(s).

Except in the case of liability for death and personal injury, such companies will have no liability for indirect or consequential loss or damage.

13.  Any funds received but not utilised or refunded in accordance with these Terms and Conditions will be forfeited to FM Business School.