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Degree Apprenticeship offer terms and conditions

Degree apprenticeship applicants should read these terms and conditions before deciding to accept our offer of admission.

Terms And Conditions

Standard terms and conditions of your offer

These terms and conditions represent an agreement between you and the University, should you decide to accept our offer of admission. It is your responsibility to read them and make sure you understand them. Please ask if anything is unclear.

  1. If you accept our offer of a place, you have the right to cancel your contract with the University within 14 days. This period will be calculated from the date we receive formal notification through the University of Bath Applicant Tracker of your firm acceptance of your offer whether conditional or unconditional. You must notify us of your decision in writing (email or letter). A cancellation notice can be found at our cancelling your place webpage but you do not have to use this. If you wish to request a deferral to the next academic year, you should contact your employer in the first instance or speak to the academic department for advice.

  2. If you register with the University of Bath as a student, you will be required to agree to abide by the statutes, ordinances and Regulations for Student Apprentices of the University of Bath for the time being in force.

  3. Your place will only be confirmed if you meet all the conditions of your offer. There are circumstances in which the University may vary the conditions already set if they are in your interest e.g. to rectify an error on our part. The University may also consider accepting you in the event you have narrowly missed your offer or to accommodate mitigating circumstances. Further details can be found within the Admissions Policy.

  4. You must comply with all requests for information or documentation to support your application by the deadline set. This includes any requests relating to the verification of degree documents with the awarding institution or any additional information or documentation relating to a criminal conviction.

  5. When you apply you will be required to produce satisfactory evidence of your previous qualifications (including level 2 maths and English qualifications such as GCSEs or equivalent and you must provide the Admissions Office with a clear and legible copy or scan of the original document(s). If you successfully meet the conditions of your offer and commence your studies, you may also be required to produce hard copies of the original qualification documents themselves to the Admissions Team, either by post or in person when you attend our campus.

  6. You may be required to provide evidence of your identity before, at or after registration, as part of our responsibility to ensure that apprentices meet the eligibility requirements to undertake an apprenticeship. You must comply with all reasonable requests by the deadlines set. If you fail to provide satisfactory evidence of your residency or right to work, we reserve the right to withdraw your offer and regard any subsequent registration as null and void.

  7. Your offer of a place and any subsequent invitation to register are made on the basis that the information supplied in your application papers is true, complete and original and that you hold the qualifications that you claim to hold. You must give as an accurate educational history as requested, including all previous study and its location. If appropriate, we may also require details of employment and these must be accurate and verifiable. The offer and subsequent registration will be deemed null and void if you are found at any time to have misrepresented any aspect of your circumstances or we find that any aspect of your application is not your own work or not genuine.

  8. If you receive a criminal conviction after an offer is made or a change in your circumstances means that you no longer meet your programme’s specific requirements, the University reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place.

  9. If you have particular support needs or disabilities which may affect your ability to undertake all or part of your programme of study, you are encouraged to disclose these and discuss them in full with the University’s Disability Advice Team, your Graduate School and relevant academic department. The University will do what it can to make all reasonable adjustments. Information about the support available is available on our Disability Service pages. This information will help you consider your offer. The University has a Fitness to Study policy (Appendix 2) which will apply should you join the University and encounter difficulties with your health or support needs.

  10. The information provided in your application will be used during the admissions phase to provide you with department or Faculty news and support, details of University services and support and, if your offer of a place is confirmed, communications from the Students’ Union. We will not pass your details to any other external third party in order for them to market products or services to you. We may, however, use third-party email management software to support our own internal communications systems. If your offer of a place is confirmed, your application data will be retained by the University of Bath, used for the purpose of processing your registration and added to your student record after you have registered. Any sensitive data (such as medical information or details of any criminal convictions) will be handled and stored only in accordance with the relevant data protection principles and legislation. It may be necessary to share some such information with a limited number of named University staff, your employer or the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) for administrative purposes or for support with your studies. Students need to be aware that in order to facilitate the delivery of these programmes it will be necessary for some student personal data, including sensitive data, to be shared with your employer, partner training providers and/or external organisations, such as funding bodies or non-HEI organisations. Each partner is responsible for ensuring that they comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR, including ensuring that the data which are shared are relevant to the registration requirements and shared and stored securely.

  11. The University will charge the appropriate tuition fee as advertised for your programme of study. Your tuition fees will be paid by your employer through the apprenticeship levy, or co-investment, and you will not be liable.

  12. The University of Bath undertakes to make every reasonable effort to deliver your Programme of study in accordance with the information set out in the relevant prospectus and course/programme handbook. Minor changes to a course or programme will be brought to your attention at the start of the programme. There may be rare occasions where due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances (e.g. a key member of staff leaves the University or low recruitment to a programme means it is no longer viable) it becomes necessary to make significant changes to a programme or to withdraw it completely between the offer of admission and registration. In this unlikely event the University will notify you as soon as possible.

  13. No term of the agreement between you and the University of Bath is enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person who is not a party to the agreement.

  14. The agreement between you and the University of Bath is governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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