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Workshops FAQ

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You are not required to have previous experience in bookbinding to join our Beginners classes. Intermediate and Advance classes can be taken on the completion of any Beginners course. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions and health and safety information. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught? 
Group tuition and demonstration and individual attention as required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials and tools for working on will be provided, along with refreshments. The bindery is fully equipped but you are welcome to bring your own hand tools.

What feedback will I get? 
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?
Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The tutor will give you information about other bookbinding and related courses run by the Guild at the end of the session.

Course Cancellation
Courses will only be cancelled due to extreme unexpected circumstances and a full refund will be given. We will make every effort to notify you of a cancellation, so it is important to provide both a daytime and evening phone numbers and email address.

Refunds
If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us as soon as possible. The cancellation is effective from the date your letter or email is received and is subject to the following charges: 

  • For cancellation with less than 4 weeks, we will refund your payment less 50% in the form of a voucher or transfer you to another class.
  • For cancellation with 1 week notice or less we regret we are unable to refund your payment unless there are exceptional circumstances. However if we are able to fill your place at short notice we will offer a 50% off voucher.
  • No refund shall be given once classes have commenced regardless of circumstance - this does not affect your statutory rights