Terms and Conditions

Course Information and Bookings

All information regarding the courses is correct at the time of publication.

Your place on the course is not confirmed until we have received your deposit (for a three-month or six-month course) or payment in full (for a shorter course), and you commit to attending to all the sessions of the course to the best of your ability. Unfortunately, where a course session may be missed due to illness or any other reason, we are unable to offer any refunds or exchanges.

If we do not receive the deposit (for a three-month or six-month course) or the balance of the course fees by the start date of the course, or as otherwise outlined in the payment terms, we reserve the right to offer the place to someone else and your deposit will be forfeit.

Course Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised programme information (including, but not limited to, course content, tutors, venues and times) for any reason at any time, but will endeavour to provide as much advance notice as possible, and will always endeavour to replace tutors with someone of equal experience and standing.


At our discretion, you may be able to transfer your booking to another course of the same duration, subject to availability. We will normally consider transfers up to twelve weeks before the course takes place, and the deposit paid will be allocated to the new course. If we receive a request to transfer a booking after this time, we may do so only if we have already received the full course fee from you and we are able to confirm another booking to replace yours. If either of these conditions are not met, we will unfortunately have to treat your booking as cancelled and shall retain the full fee as forfeit. Please note that any transfers may only occur once in any calendar year, and if we do transfer your place, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations or further transfers.


What happens if you want to cancel?

We are happy to accept cancellations up to 12 weeks before the course you are booked on commences and we will refund the full cost of the course.

If you need to cancel less than 12 weeks before the course takes place, we will do our best to find a replacement and if we succeed, the balance of your fee will be returned less a £75 reservation charge. If we are unable to do so, we reserve the right to retain the full fee.

What happens if we cancel?

In the rare circumstance where we may need to cancel a course, we will provide you with as much advance notice as possible and shall either endeavour to offer you an alternative course of the same standing or return all fees paid, but shall not pay travel or any other costs.

In the event a course session is cancelled, we will endeavour to provide an alternative course session, but shall not be obligated to do so, and any course fees shall not be refundable.

We do not provide cancellation insurance and advise all those booking places to take out their own travel/other insurance to cover against any circumstances that may lead to the cancellation of your booking.

What happens if you want to leave a course after it has started?

By paying the deposit and securing your place on a three- or six-month course, you are committing to attend the course for its full duration, and are, as such, liable to pay the full course fees as outlined in the payment plan.

If for any reason you decide to leave the course once it has commenced, you will still be liable for the full fees. In certain extreme circumstances, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Head of Faber Academy


Our conduct, concerns and complaints policy can be found here.

We pride ourselves on having established an environment which inspires creativity and a feelgood factor, and to this end we would expect that everyone attending the course respects and behaves in a thoughtful manner to other students and our staff members. We reserve the right to refuse a place and to exclude from a course anyone who behaves, in the opinion of the Academy staff, course directors and/or tutors, in an abusive or disruptive manner or engages in any discriminatory conduct. If a student is asked to leave the course on this basis, we will not offer a refund.

Confidentiality and Copyright

You also agree to keep confidential during and after the course any information and/or material which is divulged by other students on the course as a result of class discussions or other discussions held at the Academy (either oral or written). All class discussion is private and confidential.

You agree not to make any audio or visual recordings of the sessions, the work of the tutor, guest speakers or of your fellow students whilst attending the course.

You warrant and indemnify to the Faber Academy that any work you may write during the course shall be your own and shall not infringe the copyright of any third party. This warranty shall survive any cancellation or termination of the course.


We cannot accept students under the age of eighteen.

We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.

These Terms and Conditions (Terms) may be changed at any time by us. If we make any changes to these, we will include a notice on the News page of the Faber Academy website. You accept that you will have no claim for breach of contract or otherwise in respect of any such alteration.

Faber Academy is a separate entity from Faber and Faber Ltd., and acceptance on any completion of any course or courses offered by Faber Academy does not in any way constitute an offer of publication from Faber and Faber Ltd. for any written works you may write or have written previously.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by the Laws of England and Wales, and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.