Welcome to booking with World Wide Qualifications!


Welcome to booking with World Wide Qualifications!

For most courses, students will do an English test either on the first day of their course or an online test before the course starts.  World Wide Qualifications works in cooperation with several language schools in order to provide their courses. Students will have to abide by the rules of the school.

Who is the student: In these terms and conditions, students are all participants in the course and the customer. Even if you are a teacher, doing a teaching seminar you may be referred to as the “student” or the “customer“.

Special Terms and Conditions for COVID or other pandemic issues:

School Closure or Travel Restrictions affecting future students:
If a student is not able to attend their course due to travel restrictions or government-enforced, students can postpone their course to a future date or receive a credit note to the full value of their original booking ( in Galway the credit notes are valid for 12 months from the original course start date, in other schools they are valid longer).
Students may attend online courses to the value of their original booking.

Illness and Quarantine: Should the student be affected by Corona during their stay, he/she might have to quarantine in their accommodation. If the student is fit enough and it is technically possible, the student can attend the course online.

Should the whole class have to go into quarantine due to a Corona contact, the class will by conducted online or hybrid.

In all cases: One week of online tuition being equivalent to the value of one week of face-to-face tuition

Should the illness incur after your accommodation booking with World Wide Qualifications, shortly before traveling home, you may have to stay in a designated quarantine hotel at your own expense. Short notice cancellation due to illness from the program insures a cancellation fee (please see below), regardless weather the illness is COVID or another. For those events, you need to take out your own personal insurance in your own country:

Insurance: We strongly recommend, that all participants have a health insurance. We also strongly recommend, that you take out a travel insurance in your own country, covering you personally, in the event of catching Covid or another Illness. 

Force Majeure: We shall not be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform any obligation (including to action any alteration or cancellation) due to any circumstance beyond our reasonable control including lock-outs, strikes, shortages of personnel, labour disputes, war, riot, acts of God, civil commotion, terrorism, malicious damage, threats to safety, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, environmental contamination, pandemic outbreak of disease, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, difficulty or increased expense in obtaining workmen, materials, goods or raw materials in connection with the performance of these Terms.

Social Activities: All courses include some sort of leisure activities or social programme or conversation groups to join into. Some activities are included in the program price. For others there will be an additional fee. We recommend that students take part in some of the activities offered as it gives participants extra time to practice their English, make friends, and immerse in the culture.

Accommodation: Students will have to abide by the rules of accommodation. Especially in student apartments or residence accommodation places. There could be certain rules such as “quiet times,” no alcohol, or cleaning duties or other rules. Bed linen is provided. Towels are not provided in a residence and students will have to bring them.

Host families: Host families will have their style and it is mandatory that students adhere to the rules of a host family and be respectful. Most host families will provide towels but you may ask them prior to your arrival. To be sure, we recommend that students call their host family prior to arrival.

Accommodation and Contact Person at your Destination: Each student will be provided with a person to contact at their destination. Students can contact him/her or the school staff if they incur problems with their accommodation or other. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a fee charged for a change of accommodation. If students choose to – or have to stay at a high er quality accommodation at a higher price because no other accommodation is available, the price difference will be charged. If students want to cancel the accommodation, a cancellation feel will be charged. Please refer below to “cancellation and refund.”

Emergency Contact: With each location we provide an emergency contact for you. 2-6 weeks before you travel, you receive a letter from us with all contact details, your contact person, emergency phone, accommodation details, how to get there, and other information you may need upon your arrival.

Minimum Course Duration: 1 week

Ages: 16+ and adults
there are also special courses provided for junior students.

Teacher training courses: only for professionals.

Booking: After booking a course and accommodation, you receive a booking confirmation by e-mail. A prepayment deposit of €299 is payable to secure your booking. The prepayment deposit is part of the total program fee.

Payment terms: If booking more than 8 weeks ahead of your travel date, the pre-payment deposit of €299 is to be paid within 14 days after receipt of the booking confirmation note in order to confirm your booking. Deposits are non-transferable between bookings.

If your booking date is 8 weeks or less prior to your travel date, full fees are due 7 days after you receive the confirmation.  

After the deposit of €299 has been paid, students receive an invoice with a receipt per Email. Rest payment is due 6 weeks, with some courses 8 weeks prior to your travel date. Please refer to the payment dates on your confirmation and invoice.

For certain courses (mainly long term courses)  there may be an additional installment 3 months prior to course start. The payment installment dates on your invoice are binding.

Regardless of the time of booking, all fees must be paid prior to your arrival.

EU or other grants:
World Wide Qualifications is not responsible for your EU or any other grant or your budget. Our fees are independent to EU grants. Course and other fees must be paid by the customer or their school in time.  Not all schools advance the course fees for their teachers. Most teachers will have to advance the course fee privately and get a refund from their school afterwards. It is the responsibility of the customer (taking part in the course) to make sure, that the Program fees for course and accommodation are paid on time.

World Wide Qualifications reserves the right to cancel participants, who have not paid their final fees in time.

Public Holidays: There are no lessons on public holidays. Some schools may offer the first orientation or a leisure activity on a public holiday.

Arrival/Departure: Courses usually start on a Monday morning. Accommodation starts on the weekend before the course until the weekend after the course. Please refer to your invoice/booking confirmation for the exact arrival and departure dates. No refund will be given if you depart from your accommodation earlier or arrive late.

Cancellation and Refund: The Program fee includes a booking fee of €55. The booking fee will be charged/retained.If you need to cancel your stay 90 days or longer before your arrival (accommodation) date, World Wide Qualifications reserves their right to charge a cancellation fee of 25% of the program fee.  If you cancel within 90 days or less but more than 28 days prior to your arrival (accommodation) date, the cancellation fee is 60% of the total fees will be charged. If you cancel less than 28 days of arrival date, the full amount could be charged with some schools. No refund will be given after the course has started.

Change to another person:  Up to 4 weeks prior to your arrival date, you can change your booking to another person. The booking fee of €55.- will be charged. 

Minimum participants: A school might have a minimum and maximum number of participants in each course. If the minimum is not reached, the school reserves the right to cancel the course. World Wide Qualifications will subsequently have to cancel the booking. Full refund is given to a student if a course is cancelled. World Wide Qualifications is not responsible for travel other costs incurred to a client due to the cancellation of a course. 

Photos and Videos: During the programme, we or the school conducting the course may arrange to record, photograph, or shoot video footage for its promotional purposes only, both printed and online.  Any student, parent, or legal guardian of a students under the age of 18 years, who does not with to participate must contact us by email in advance of the arrival of the student. The same student must state at the time of the recording, photographing, or video shooting the wish not to participate.  Data Protection: By booking a programme with World Wide Qualifications, the customer agrees to these terms and gives permission for World Wide Qualifications and/or the cooperating school booked, to the contact them on the contact details provided. World Wide Qualifications is obligated to ensure that the personal data provided by the customer is processed in accordance with all applicable laws.The customer agrees to our data protection policy on our website.

We care about each student: If students have questions or are uncertain about anything at all or have problems or complaints, students should contact their given contact person or school staff or emergency phone line immediately. Students can also contact World Wide Qualifications any time (during office hours) or by e-mail

World Wide Qualifications

Main Street, Ballindine

Co. Mayo