Terms & Conditions

Enrolment

Courses at CIEL Bretagne are open to young people and adults aged 16 and over.  The minimum age requirement for school group courses is 14. Your enrolment will only become effective on payment of a deposit of €153. For an enrolment made within less than 30 days from the starting date of the course, payment must be made in full at the time of enrolment.  CIEL Bretagne will send confirmation of your enrolement along with the address and telephone number of your accommodation if CIEL Bretagne has been requested to make these arrangements for you.

Individual lessons are open to children from the age of 6.  Accommodation is the responsibility of the parents.

The CIEL BRETAGNE can accept no responsibility for children under the age of 18.  Signed parental authorisation and proof of insurance for the duration of the stay must  be sent along with the enrolement form.

Payment

For reasons of safety and to avoid excessive banking fees, we strongly recommend that you pay by credit card for your deposit or settlement of your enrolment fees.

Deposit

For all types of course a deposit of €153, is payable by credit card, bank transfer or bank cheque in Euros. Payment should be made in Euros to the order of CCIMBO – CIEL Bretagne

IMPORTANT: you should indicate the name of the person  enrolling for the course.

Enrolment will only be confirmed on receipt of your deposit.

Settlement

The balance due for your stay must be paid 30 days before your arrival date at CIEL Bretagne.

For all enrolments made 30 days before the starting date, the full sum must be paid. 

Bank details: CCI Métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest

IBAN : FR76 16707 00179 09319488054 89

BIC : CCBPFRPPREN

Bank : BPO Banque Populaire de l’Ouest

8 rue Saint-Saëns – 29200 Brest

In view of  bank processing times,  we ask you to send a copy of the transfer order by email.

Transfer

If you have chosen accommodation in a host family, your family can meet you on arrival at Brest station or airport, provided you let them know your time and place of arrival two weeks ahead of time. They can also accompany you to the station or airport when you leave.

For other types of accommodation you are responsible for transport arrangements.

Accommodation

  • In a host family, as all our courses start on Monday morning (except bank holidays), your family will meet you on Sunday evening at Brest station or Airport.  On the Saturday morning of your departure, your family will drive you to Brest station or airport.
  • The student should let the family know their dates and times of arrival at least two weeks prior to their arrival.
  • Arrivals before Sunday evening or extension of the stay will incur a supplemental fee.

Homestay accommodation is based on:

  • half board from Monday to Friday: breakfast, evening meal single, room
  • full board at weekend.

No refund can be given for any part of the accommodation fees. The full fee is charged for a week started. Other accommodation: the CIEL Bretagne can make any other booking for you on request. In this case payment must be made directly to the provider.

Your level in French

When you enrol you will be asked to do a written placement test. This test should be completed without help of any kind in order to give your real level in French.  The CIEL BRETAGNE reserves the right to refuse your enrolment if there is no group which corresponds to your level.

 On your arrival, if there is not a group which corresponds to your level we reserve the right to change your group course into individual lessons.

Absences/public holidays

The centre is closed during official public holidays. The hours which are not done will be recovered (except the 15th August).  All individual lessons will be assured outwith the holiday.

Interruption of a course/absenteeism

In the event of interruption or early departure, fees cannot be reimbursed.

Student absences, (any hour, day or part of a course unattended by the student) will not be refunded or carried over.

Cancellation

Any  cancellation must be made in writing:

  • if it is made more than 10 days before the course begins, all fees will be reimbursed;
  • if it is made within the 10 days before the course begins, the deposit will be retained by the centre.

The full fee is due for any course started and cannot be reimbursed.

In the event of there being an insufficient number of students in a group, the CIEL Bretagne reserves the right to postpone the course or reduce the number of hours.

If the cancellation is due to refusal of a visa, we will reimburse the sum paid only on presentation of the letter of refusal from the French embassy at least 5 days before the start of the course.

Personal insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out a personal insurance policy, if your country’s legislation allows,   to cover any problems which may arise during your stay in particular illness and hospitalisation, loss of money, valuables or luggage, theft, interruption of the course for personal or health reasons and liability insurance.

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated by the participant on enrolment, the CIEL Bretagne may take photos or videos of the students to be used for communication and marketing purposes.

Claims

Any claim should be addressed in a detailed letter to the CIEL Bretagne who undertakes to give the issue its full attention. In the case of dispute, the two parties shall undertake tofind a mutual agreement before taking legal action.

Exclusion 

If a student’s behaviour is liable to have a disruptive effect on the class or other activities (course, accommodation, leisure activities)organised by the school or be damaging to the reputation of the Ciel Bretagne, the student in question will be immediately expelled without prior notice and will not be entitled to a refund of the paid fees.

Liability

Le CIEL Bretagne cannot be held responsible for personal or material loss, damage or harm incurred whatever the cause except in cases where its responsibility is clearly defined by French law.

The student is liable for any damage caused to other persons or property.