Part-time English Course Terms & Conditions

This page contains details of the terms according to which our offers are made, information on enrolment, and methods of payment for Part-time English classes at the ELTC.


How to enrol

To enrol on a part-time English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) course, please send us:

  • A completed application form
  • A photocopy of the identity page of your passport
  • Evidence of your current level of English

The last date for receipt of applications is usually two weeks before the start of the course.

If you need a visa, please allow enough time for your visa application.


You must pay your fees before arrival or during the first week of your course. Please note that if you do not pay by this time, you will not be allowed to continue your studies.

We accept payment by credit or debit card.

We are unable to accept any tuition fee payments in cash.

ELTC will send you details on how to pay your tuition fees along with your offer letter.

Group students

If you are participating in a course as a member of a group, payment arrangements will be made through your group organiser.

Cancellations and changes to enrolments

You may cancel your enrolment before the start of your course. Course fees which have been paid in advance will be refunded but the following deductions will be made:

  • any visa charges incurred
  • any bank charges incurred
  • any fee or commission already paid

Please note that if you leave early or take an unauthorised break from your studies, you risk losing the money you have paid. Fees will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Director.

Latest enrolment dates

You must take up your place on time if possible. The latest enrolment date for your course is stated on your offer letter. It will not be possible to join your course after the latest enrolment date.

It is important that you make every effort to join the course on time to minimise the impact on your studies.

In the event that you believe you will not be able to join on time for your course, you must inform us by e-mail ( at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you arrive after the start date for your course your tuition fees will not be discounted or refunded for the period of the course you miss, apart from in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the ELTC Director.


Please note that the ELTC does not offer an insurance package so you are strongly advised to arrange insurance to cover your health and possessions if required.

The University of Sheffield’s terms and conditions

We advise students to read the University’s terms and conditions. These are included as an attachment with ELTC offer letter e-mails.

When registering, students enter into a contract with the University and are bound by University Regulations and English Law.

If students break TUOS regulations or English Law, they may be penalised. The most severe penalty the University can apply is expulsion, which means the student is told to leave the University.

Conduct involving criminal, violent and/or abusive behaviour may lead to expulsion. This means they would not be able to complete their current course or register on TUOS courses in the future.

Public holidays

Classes are not held on public holidays and ELTC is closed on those days. Please note that there are no fee reductions for course weeks which include a public holiday.