Terms & Conditions

Christian TEFL Terms of Trade

Application for enrolment onto a Christian TEFL online course is seen as acceptance of the following terms. Please read the following information carefully.

  1. Charity - The name and address of the supplier is Christian TEFL, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX 1 1NT, UK, registered with the Charity Commission in the UK (charity number 1145857). The trustees of the charity are Jonathan Newall, Sophie Gower, Gemma Simpson and William Bradridge. To correspond with the trustees or Christian TEFL, or in the event of any complaint, please contact us at the above address or by email at info@christiantefl.org. Christian TEFL office hours are 09.00 – 17.00 GMT Monday to Friday. If you wish to contact us by telephone, please call 01392 346555 from the UK and +44 1392 346555 from outside the UK. Calls are charged at UK standard rates if you are calling from inside the UK and international rates from outside the UK.

  2. Enrolment - acceptance onto all online courses is at the discretion of the Course Director and dependent on individual course eligibility requirements. Should an applicant be deemed unsuitable or not appropriately qualified, the prospective application will not be completed and an explanation will be given as to the reasons for non-acceptance. In this instance any course fees will be refunded.

  3. Pricing - Christian TEFL provides online TEFL training courses. We accept payment in 7 currencies for our online courses – Sterling, US Dollar, Euro, AU Dollar, NZ Dollar, HK Dollar and Canadian Dollar. Please select the currency you wish to pay with on the courses pages. Where appropriate, all taxes are included in the prices displayed. Online course prices are the same worldwide and we use sterling as our base price. Sterling prices are usually fixed for 6 month periods from January to June and from July to December and will not be varied between these times. Other currencies may vary from time to time subject to fluctuations in the exchange rate.

  4. Postage costs - Christian TEFL accepts the postage costs for all outbound mail on our online courses. Postage to Christian TEFL and any additional costs in contacting us (e.g. telephoning) are met by the trainee. Additionally, Christian TEFL may recommend the purchase of some books for help with the course and beyond. The trainee meets the costs of book purchase, although our recommended reading list is kept to a minimum.

  5. Method of payment- Trainees pay at point of sale:
    1. By Internet - on the secure enrolment form via on our website we accept MasterCard, Visa Credit and Debit, Maestro, Visa Electron.  If choosing to pay over the Internet, confirmation receipt will be sent via automated email. This details the date, delivery details, type of course, payment type and amount.
    2. By telephone - if you choose to pay by telephone, we accept the same cards as above. Confirmation receipt will be sent via automated email once processed.
    3. We also accept payment via Paypal, Bank Transfer and Western Union Money Transfer, personal sterling cheques, Euro cheques, postal orders in Sterling or Euro, and International Money Orders. Please contact us for details.
    4. Christian TEFL accepts payment for training by institutions, churches, government agencies or companies. Contact us in info@christiantefl.org if you require an invoice to be raised for your course.

  6. Split payment - For the Christian TEFL Quick Start course, trainees can pay in 2 equal instalments, 30 days apart. The first payment is taken on the date of enrolment, the second 30 days later. There is a £10 (or other currency equivalent) fee for this. For the Christian TEFL Premier course or 250 hour course, trainees can opt to split their payment into 2-6 equal instalments. There is a £20 instalment fee for this course if splitting your payment. Trainees should note they are contractually obliged to complete the instalment plan initiated and that trainees who fail to keep to the payment deadlines will be in breach of contract and risk being withdrawn from the course by Christian TEFL. We reserve the right to make recovery of monies owed and pass on relevant details to debt collection agencies as necessary. We do not offer split payment facilities for our shorter courses, unless purchased at the same time as a 70 or 120 hour course.

  7. Cooling off period  - online courses
    Online courses - trainees may return the course to us within 14 days of the date on the receipt. Trainees can expect a full refund without stating a reason for the return. However, all course materials (such as course books and CD’s) must be returned to us in good order so that it may be resold by us. The trainee meets the cost of returning the course to Christian TEFL. The refund is normally issued within 7 days of the return of the course and course materials and made in the manner of the initial payment, less any bank charges incurred through bank transfers to non-sterling accounts. 
  8. Cooling off period/refunds  - weekend/3 day practical courses

     8a. If a request to change course dates is made:
  • more than 30 days prior to your classroom course start date there will be no fee to re-schedule.
  • between 30 days and 14 days before the classroom course start date the fee to re-schedule will be £40. The fee must be paid at time of re-scheduling.
  • within 14 days of the classroom course start date no changes or cancellations can be made.
  • if a classroom course is booked within 14 days of the classroom course start date no changes or cancellations can be made.

    No refunds are permitted within 14 days of the start date of a classroom course.  After 14 calendar days you are outside the ‘cooling off’ period and you are not entitled to a refund if you wish to cancel.

    8b.  Our partners reserve the right to change or cancel the course. For this reason the outline itinerary and description must be taken as an indication of what may take place on the course, and not as a contractual obligation.

    8c. If the minimum number of bookings required to run a course is not met, and if our partners have to cancel a course for this reason, they will endeavour not to do so less than 14 days prior to the course date.

    8d. Should the trainer be unable to attend due to trainer illness or other circumstances beyond their control, the course may be cancelled. The partner providers will endeavour to provide an alternative trainer but this is not always possible. Refunds of any fees paid will be made but no liability shall be taken for travel or accommodation costs incurred by you.

    8e. Non-attendance by you without warning is non-refundable and non-transferrable to another course.

    8f. If an emergency prior or during your classroom course days prevents your course attendance, you must notify CT within 24 hours (preferably by email – info@christiantefl.org to request consideration for re-scheduling of your course dates. Written proof of the reason will be required within 7 days of the notification (e.g. Doctor’s note) before any changes can be considered. Changes are subject to the discretion of the courses manager. If re-scheduling is allowed then a fee of £75.00 will be charged. The above process applies when a student is not able to attend all or part of the classroom courses.

    8g. If a student arrives an hour or more late for the start of a course (whether at morning or afternoon periods) then the tutor may refuse entry to the course to the student.

9. Personal Tutor - access to a personal tutor is provided for help with the online courses. The personal tutor can be contacted via one or more of the following - telephone, Skype, email or messaging through our website. The personal tutor is responsible for the marking and grading all work and for the written course assessment. Your tutor will send a welcome email to you, usually within 24 hours of your enrolment. 

10. Receiving your online course - Trainees will be sent an automated message with a link to access their Student login area via the Student Login page on our website. Each module is comprised of a study booklet and answer booklet. Trainees who have successful paid for their course can download the study booklet and answer booklets for Modules 1 and 2 straightaway from their Student Login page along with the ‘Essential Course Information' booklet. Trainees write their responses in the Microsoft Word answer booklet and then upload it to their dashboard page when ready. Course tutors will return work via the Student Login page when marked with a score and feedback.

Once all modules are completed, a final grade is awarded based the total number of marks gained, divided by the number of marks obtained. Grades given for the final GE certificates are either A, B or pass.

The tutor reserves the right to withhold a grade on a module where sufficient learning has not been demonstrated. In this case trainees may be asked to rewrite their answers so a grade can be awarded. This is only at the discretion of the tutor. All modules have to be completed at least 50% pass for a certificate to be awarded.

11. Course Completion and Certificate - we allow trainees up to a maximum of 180 to complete the 70 hour Quick Start course and all shorter courses, and 365 days for the TEFL Premier course, from the date of registration. On successful completion of the course, trainees will receive the appropriate Christian TEFL and/or ACTDEC certificate. Where appropriate, course extensions can be purchased via the Student Login page.

12. Work and placement opportunities - Trainees can access information on teaching placements and opportunities worldwide via our website. Successful completion of any course does not guarantee employment or placement and it is up to the individual partner organisations as to whether a candidate will be successfully placed. Placement descriptions are provided to Christian TEFL by our partner organisations and candidates should check all details with the individual partner organisations prior to accepting any placement offer. Information on placements on this website is for general guidance only and does not constitute advice in any way and we strongly advise you to research a country further before travelling abroad to volunteer, particularly regarding work and visa regulations. We also strongly advise you to vet terms and conditions of placement carefully before accepting any offer. 

13. Data Protection - Christian TEFL is registered with the Data Protection Agency. To facilitate certain tasks and communication between ourselves and our trainees, we store some details about enquirers and trainees electronically. These include contact details, grades obtained on any Christian TEFL course and details of email correspondence. However, this is strictly for use by Christian TEFL only and details are not released to third parties, with the exception of our partners if this is necessary to provide details for a course. If you have chosen to pay using the secure web site, note that we do not store debit or credit card details on our databases. We employ firewall and computer virus protection and take all possible steps to safeguard personal data. Corresponding with Christian TEFL by email is seen as acceptance of our data protection policy. Please be aware that we cannot be held responsible for the content, procedures or data policies of websites that we may have links with. For further information, please see our privacy policy.

14. Complaints procedure - If you have any complaint about any aspect of the service you receive from Christian TEFL, please put your complaint in writing to the Course Director, and send to Christian TEFL at the address given in section 1 above, or via email to our centre. All complaints received in this form are recorded and processed by the department responsible.

15. Christian TEFL and English law - Christian TEFL is a partnership that resides in the UK and is subject to English law. Transacting with Christian TEFL is seen as acceptance of the terms and conditions here stated and, should a dispute arise, any proceedings are to be conducted in the UK and are to be subject to English law.

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