Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note these Terms & Conditions (T&Cs) are for SSR Manchester and SSR London.

SSR courses fall into one of four categories – Industry, Academic, Short and Online. Occasionally the T&Cs vary depending on the course type. Where this is the case, it will be clearly highlighted in this document. Appendix 1 of this document lists all our courses under the heading of each course category. If you are unsure into which category a course falls, please contact us.

Please read this document carefully and keep it safe for future reference.

Contents:
Definitions
1. Entering a Contract
2. Application and Enrolment
3. Course Fees
4. Contact Details
5. Change Policy
6. Student Code of Conduct
7. Absence from the Course
8. Access to the Premises
9. Intellectual Property
10. Student Profiles on Website
12. Miscellaneous
13. Acceptance of Terms

Definitions
SSR (also referred to as 'the School'): is the company Spirit SSR Limited
Student: the person entering into this agreement with SSR.
Guest: anyone entering the premises at a Student's request, including but not limited to friends, relatives, ex-students, and people collaborating on student work.
Staff: anyone working for or on behalf of SSR.
Premises: the location where a courses are delivered.
Facilities: Equipment and / or rooms belonging to SSR that are used by the students.

1 Entering a Contract
For industry courses students are deemed to have entered a contract with SSR as soon as an application fee has been paid. For short course the contract is entered as soon as payment for the course is made. Students have the right to terminate this contract within 14 days of entering the contract, and any application fees paid will be refunded; this is known as the ‘cooling-off’ period.

For academic courses, contracts are made between the student and the validating university. However students on academic courses studying at SSR are still subject to these terms and conditions in addition to those set out by the validating university.

2. Application and Enrolment
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that every part of the application is completed accurately and truthfully. Failing to do so may result in the enrolment being delayed or cancelled.

2a Industry Courses only
Applications for industry courses can be made via the SSR website, over the phone, by post or in person.

Unless otherwise stated, places can be reserved only upon receipt of the course application fee and completed electronic or paper application form.

The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances after the 14 day cooling-off period (unless the course applied for is cancelled by SSR). It is possible to transfer the application fee to another industry course as long as a request in writing is submitted by the student prior to the course commencement date.

2b Academic Courses only
All applications for academic courses in the UK are made through the UCAS system - http://www.ucas.com/ Applications outside of this system may only be considered during the Clearing period, and should be made directly to SSR. - https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/no-offers-use-clearing

Applications not made via the UCAS system do not incur a fee.

2c Short Courses only
Applications for short courses can be made via the SSR website, over the phone, by post or in person.

Unless otherwise stated, places can be reserved only on receipt of the full course fees and completed electronic or paper application form. There is no application fee for short courses.

The course fees are not refundable under any circumstances after the start date of the course or after the 14 day cooling-off period (unless the course applied for is cancelled by SSR). It is possible to transfer the course fee as credit to another short course or industry course, as long as a request in writing is received by SSR prior to the course commencement date.

2d Online Courses only
Applications for online courses can be made via the SSR website, over the phone, by post or in person.

Unless otherwise stated, places can be reserved only on receipt of the full course fees and completed electronic or paper application form. There is no application fee for online courses.

The course fees are not refundable under any circumstances after the start date of the course or after the 14 day cooling-off period (unless the course applied for is cancelled by SSR). It is possible to transfer the course fee as credit to another online course, as long as a request in writing is received by SSR prior to the course commencement date.

3. Course fees
All course fees are indicated on the SSR website. Course fees do not include additional field trips, or personal equipment costs.

3a Industry Courses only
Unless otherwise stated, fees for industry courses can be paid in an advance single payment, or by equal monthly instalments throughout the student’s enrolment on the course. All course fees are payable in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Late payment of an instalment will result in access to SSR facilities being withdrawn until all outstanding fees are received. If a student’s course fees are overdue by two or more weeks, the student will be suspended from the course until all outstanding fees are received. SSR has the express right to terminate the contract and the student should be aware that SSR may also exercise further rights, for example (1) to prevent enrolment onto subsequent phases of the course, or (2) to exercise its rights not to award a qualification where any fees are outstanding.

If late instalment fees are still due at the time of the student leaving a course, whether by the course ending or by termination by either party, these fees are still liable for payment.

Course fees are payable irrespective of the student’s attendance.

Students are not entitled to a refund of any fees if they withdraw from the course before completion, unless this is on medical grounds and sufficient evidence is provided. Under these circumstances a refund may be given at the discretion of SSR. Students must inform SSR in writing if they wish to withdraw from the course. Instalment payments will be payable up to the date that written notice is received.

Students are not entitled to a refund of any fees if they are withdrawn from the course by SSR for disciplinary reasons.

If SSR cancels the course prior to the start date, students will be entitled to a full refund of fees paid for the cancelled course.

3b Academic Courses only
For academic course fees, terms and conditions are set by the validating university and the student loan company (http://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview), and all fees are paid directly to the university. Please visit the relevant university website for details. A list of academic courses and their validating university can be found in appendix 1.

3c Short courses only
All course fees are payable in advance.

Course fees are payable irrespective of the student’s attendance.

Students are not entitled to a refund of any fees if they withdraw from the course before completion, unless this is on medical grounds and sufficient evidence is provided. Under these circumstances a refund may be given at the discretion of SSR. Students must inform SSR in writing if they wish to withdraw from the course.

Students are not entitled to a refund of any fees if they are withdrawn from the course by SSR for disciplinary reasons.

If SSR cancels the course, students will be entitled to a full refund of the course fees.

3d Online courses only
All course fees are payable in advance.

Course fees are payable irrespective of the student’s attendance or engagement.

Students are not entitled to a refund of any fees if they withdraw from the course before completion, unless this is on medical grounds and sufficient evidence is provided. Under these circumstances a refund may be given at the discretion of SSR. Students must inform SSR in writing if they wish to withdraw from the course.

Students are not entitled to a refund of any fees if they are withdrawn from the course by SSR for disciplinary reasons.

If SSR cancels the course, students will be entitled to a full refund of the course fees.

4. Contact details
The student has a responsibility to keep SSR fully informed of his/her current contact details. Should a student fail to do so, SSR cannot be held responsible for any subsequent problems encountered by the student relating to incorrect data.

5. Change Policy
SSR will make every effort not to change the dates and times of a course. However on occasions this may prove necessary and so we reserve the right to make changes. When this is the case, SSR will provide as much notice as possible to all students who have applied for or who are enrolled on the course.

SSR courses and facilities are constantly reviewed and updated. Whenever a significant change is planned, SSR will inform the students giving as much notice as possible.

Examples of significant changes include:
  • A new form of assessment
  • A new module
  • Decommission / introduction of a facility such as a recording or film studio

If the change is considered insignificant, SSR would not normally inform the students. Examples of insignificant changes include:
  • Replacement of a piece of equipment that would have no effect on the student’s training
  • Updates to course materials
6. Student Code of Conduct – Please note this section does not apply to online courses
Students are expected to abide by SSR’s rules and regulations as set out in the Student Handbook that is distributed to all students studying at SSR. A copy of this handbook is distributed at induction, and is provided online on Moodle. Other policies with which students must comply are posted online at: https://www.s-s-r.com/ssr-policies-and-procedures. The student must comply with any additional requirements which may be imposed by any regulatory bodies or accreditation schemes for the specific fields of study.

7. Absence from Course
In the event of prolonged absence and/or continued lateness, SSR reserves the right to withdraw a student from the course. SSR also reserves the right to withdraw a student from the course should their attendance fall below 40%.

8. Access to the Premises – Please note this section does not apply to online courses
SSR reserves the right to refuse access to the premises to unauthorised visitors or anyone found to be in serious breach of SSR’s rules and regulations.

9. Intellectual Property
SSR’s IP policy can be found at https://www.s-s-r.com/ssr-policies-and-procedures. This policy applies to anyone studying with SSR.

Students on academic courses should also take note of the validating university’s IP Policy. See Appendix 1 to find the validating university for the appropriate course.

10. Student Profiles on SSR Website – Please note this section does not apply to online courses
Students are responsible for the content of the individual student profiles on the SSR website. SSR does not accept any liability for the content or accuracy of the profile. Students will ensure that the material submitted is not obscene, offensive, harassing, discriminatory, defamatory or otherwise illegal.

Should SSR become aware of any activity contrary to these Terms or any activity we determine to be unacceptable, then we reserve the right to take action, including temporary or permanent removal of content, filtering of internet transmissions and/or to exclude the student with immediate effect and, where necessary, forward any incriminating material in our possession to the UK police or other relevant authorities.

11. Data Protection
SSR ensures that appropriate security measures are taken against unlawful or unauthorised processing of personal data and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data. The Data Protection Act 1998 requires SSR to put in place procedures and technologies to maintain the security of all personal data from the point of collection to the point of destruction. Maintaining data security means, amongst other things, guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal data. Details of this policy can be found at: https://www.s-s-r.com/ssr-policies-and-procedures.

12. Miscellaneous
SSR does not accept responsibility for the personal property and effects of the student.

Should there be any changes to SSR’s terms and conditions, SSR will inform all current and pending students. Under these circumstances, it may prove necessary for students to provide written acceptance of the new terms and conditions.

SSR may occasionally seek to make use of a student’s, likeness and name on the SSR website, promotional photos and videos and printed material. When this is the case, the student will be asked to sign a release form. Due to the collaborative nature of social media, SSR cannot guarantee a student’s work, likeness and name will not appear on its social media channels.

13. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions – Please note this section does not apply to online courses
At induction, students will be required to sign a copy of these terms and conditions. By doing so, students are confirming their acceptance of SSR terms and conditions and rules and regulations. By accepting these terms and conditions you enter into an agreement with SSR. 

Appendix 1, SSR courses

Academic Courses

3D Film Production BSc (Hons) - validated by The University of Central Lancashire
Audio & Music Production (Top Up) BA (Hons) - validated by AccRoss/Bucks New University
Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons) - validated by The University of Central Lancashire
Games Development FdSc - validated by University of Bolton
Music Business and Creative Industries BSc (Hons) - validated by The University of Central Lancashire
Music Production BA (Hons) - validated by The University of Central Lancashire
Music Production FDA - validated by AccRoss/Bucks New University
Sound Engineering & Design BSc (Hons) / FdSc - validated by The University of Bolton
Studio & Live Music Production BSc (Hons) - validated by The University of Central Lancashire

Industry Courses

Advanced Game Development 
Applied Sound Engineering 
Electronic Music Production 
Game Art & Animation 
Game Design & Production 
Game Development 
Games Marketing & Industry Practice 
Introduction to Music Production 
Live Sound Engineering
Music Journalism 
Music Production & Sound Engineering
Sound for Films, Games and TV 
Studio Production & Mastering 

Short Courses

Ableton Push Producer 101 
Apple Certified Pro - Logic Pro X 
DJ Techniques 
Game Design Taster Unreal 101 
Intro to Ableton live 
Logic Pro X music Production 
Media Composer 101 Editing Essentials 
Native Instruments Maschine Producer 101
Practical Audio Electronics 
Pro Tools 101, 110, 201, 210M, 210P, 210V, 310M, 310P, 310i, 310S6
Summer School Series