Most frequent questions and answers

The price includes the trainer, training venue and course materials. You will be expected to provide yourself with the appropriate reference books for your course.

To ensure the quality of our training, the maximum number of participants is limited and will vary from course to course. The maximum number of participants on any course is 30.

We no longer offer the option to have courses accredited. Students will receive a certificate for full attendance and Black History Studies is happy to be used as an academic referee.

Enrolment for our courses is normally possible once our courses have been published. We continue to accept enrolments even when the course has started.

Students should be at least 18 years old (otherwise stated). Students who are 16 or 17 years of age may receive special permission, but he/she must contact Black History Studies to discuss whether the course is their best option.

This does not apply to the Black History for Families Course.

For most courses, we can continue to accept students up to approximately three weeks after the start of the course. This can vary from course to course, and is subject to places still being available. We cannot normally offer a reduction in the fee for people who join a course late.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or bank transfer. We are only able to accept credit card and debit card payments through PayPal.

Unfortunately Black History Studies do not offer the facility to pay fees in instalments for short courses. The fee advertised for the course must be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Payment is possible by debit / credit card via PayPal, cheque, bank transfer or cash. Cash payments must be made in person (please do not post cash). 

Your progress will obviously be limited if you do not attend regularly or complete the required reading between classes. If you are unable to attend a class, please can you inform Black History Studies and we will hold onto the handouts of the missed session and you will receive them when you attend the next class. We do not operate distance learning on our courses.

Students withdrawing from our courses or museum tours are not entitled to a refund. Students places on course are non-transferable. Fees will be refunded only in the following circumstances:

  • Where the course or museum tour is cancelled prior to course commencing, fees will be refunded in full.
  • Exceptional circumstances, e.g. on medical grounds with a Doctor’s certificate. There will be a £10 administration charge. If you need to cancel your enrolment, please give us as much notice as possible. No cash refunds will be made.