Fee regulations and our Terms and Conditions of study

Before you accept your place of study with us, please ensure that you have read and understood the following regulations.

The fees you pay will depend on whether you are regarded as a home, EU or overseas student.

We use set criteria to allocate you to one of these categories when you register. After this, you can’t change categories during the academic year, even if your circumstances change; you have to wait until the start of the next year and must provide proof of the change in circumstances.  

If you’re on a course of one year or longer, you can be treated as a home student and pay the corresponding rate, provided you can show evidence that you fulfill both of the following conditions:

  • you have been a resident in the UK or another EU country for the three years preceding 1 September 2019
  • you are a UK or EU national, or you are settled in the UK (for example with indefinite leave to remain or right of abode) effective on or before 1 September 2019

To benefit, you must tell us about your residency, nationality and immigration status in your application, and we may ask to see original documents as proof.

If you don’t fulfil both conditions above, you’ll have to pay course fees at the overseas rate for the academic year.

Countries in the EU and EEA 
The EU countries are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

The European Economic Area (EEA)

The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It allows them to be part of the EU’s single market. Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member but is part of the single market - this means Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals. 

If you’re unsure whether you qualify for home student status, contact your course administrator and/or visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs for detailed information and definitions of residency and immigration status.

Cancellations by us

On very rare occasions, we may need to cancel an advertised course due to insufficient student numbers or a lack of a specialist resource. If we do, we will refund, in full, any paid fees.

Cancellations by you

If you wish to cancel and withdraw completely from your studies, you must discuss this with your Course Lead in the first instance. You will then need to complete a withdrawal form and submit it to the Course Administrator. We will treat the withdrawal date as the date the administrator receives this form.  The amount we will refund depends on when you withdraw – see more in our refunds section below.

Breaking your studies

If you decide to break your studies between one year of an academic course and another, you must let us know by the end of the academic year before the one you wish to take off.  When you return after a break, we will charge you the fee for the academic year you wish to return to.  In exceptional circumstances, you may be able to break your course during the academic year, but only with the agreement of the Associate Dean. You will have to pay for the terms attended.

Postgraduate Courses

The amount we will charge you depends on when you withdraw from or delay entry to a course – the charges for the academic year 2020/21 are shown below:

  • Withdraw or delay entry more than four weeks prior to the start of Welcome Week = No charge. 
  • Withdraw or delay entry within four weeks prior to the start of Welcome Week = 10% of full fee will be charged.  
  • Minimum charge for withdrawal/delaying entry within six weeks after the start of Welcome Week = a third of the full fee. 
  • Minimum charge for withdrawal/delaying entry six weeks or more after the start of Welcome Week = full fee. 

Continuing professional development (CPD) and conferences

All cancellations must be made in writing to the CPD team. If you cancel no later than 14 days before the conference or CPD event, we will provide a full refund, minus a 10% administration charge. However, no refund can be made for cancellations made within 14 days of the conference or CPD event starting.

On very rare occasions, we may need to cancel an advertised course or conference due to insufficient student numbers or unavoidable circumstances. If we do, we will refund, in full, any paid fees.

Our refund methods

Payment by credit card: Refund to the credit card from which original payment was made

Payment by Paypal: To the same Paypal account from which the original payment was made

Payment by standing order BACS: Refund to the same account

Please note that we will take all steps to recover fees that are due and unpaid.  We may:

  • record debtors on our databases
  • pass details and information regarding debtors to a debt collection agent
  • withhold certificates
  • refuse attendance at award ceremonies
  • prevent re-enrolment with us until the debt is settled

We reserve the right to suspend you from your course and may start legal proceedings. If you’ve failed to pay in previous academic years, you’ll have to pay all course fees in full before you can continue on your course.

Under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have the right to cancel your contract with us for up to 14 working days from the day after you have accepted the offer of a place on a course with us or booked on to a conference. You can do this by emailing your Course Administrator or by post to:

Registry & Finance
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
120 Belsize Lane

If the course or conference starts before the end of this cancellation period and you attend the course or conference within the cancellation period, you agree that the Trust will be supplying services to you with your agreement before the end of the cancellation period, and you will then no longer be able to cancel this contract under these cancellation rights.

Before you can pre-enrol on your course of study, you must accept the Terms and Conditions of study. These terms will be stored in your MyTAP online portal for you to refer to at any time.

Please see the current and the previous academic years Terms and Conditions below:

If you are studying with us on a course that is validated by the University of Essex, you will also be asked to accept the below: