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Following Government announcements relating to reducing the spread of COVID-19, and in the interests of public safety, all Skill Centre courses up until the end of December have been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to returning to our normal programme in due course.

Skill Centre Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions should be read in conjunction with our standard Terms and Conditions published in the Company’s website. Should there be any conflict between these terms and those published then these terms will prevail.


Within these terms and conditions the following definitions will apply; “Company” will refer to Axminster Tool Centre Ltd (company number 3326979 registered at Unit 10 Weycroft Avenue Axminster EX13 5PH) and any marketing name associated with it. “Customer” will refer to the person attending the course whether or not they have paid for the course. “Tutor” will refer to the specific trainer or instructor for the course.

Course fees

Course fees generally include the cost of a light lunch (supplied by the Company in the course room), tea and coffee and those materials essential to complete course projects. However, the Company maintains the right to alter these inclusions for specific courses and details will be supplied when booking.


The Company maintains the right to cancel or integrate courses if insufficient student numbers have booked or a tutor is unavailable or for any other specified reason. The Company maintains the right to provide an alternative tutor if the advertised tutor is unavailable. The Company reserves the right to cancel any courses and to refund any monies received or to transfer receipts to an alternative course at a later date as agreed with the customer. If the Company cancels a course, the Company will not reimburse the customer for any related costs, ie accommodation, travel etc. If the customer cancels their place on a course within 30 days of the course start date, the Company reserves the right to retain the course fee. Should the customer cancel prior to 30 days before the course start date, then a full refund of the course fee will be issued.

Skill Centre discount

All students who attend a Skill Centre course are entitled to a 5% discount off purchases made during the course only. This discount excludes purchases made for power tools.


Limited parking is available however the Company does not accept responsibility for any vehicles parked on any Company property. Alternatively public parking is available within the local area but this remains the Customer’s responsibility and risk.

Medical and dietary needs

The customer must advise, at the time of booking, of any medical condition, disability or special dietary considerations. Wheel chair access is provided to the course room. Customers will be notified prior to booking if any special needs cannot be provided.

Overnight accommodation

The Company cannot be held responsible for any accommodation that has been booked by the Customer whether or not the Company or any of its employees have provided names and addresses of that accommodation.

Use of machinery

The Customer will advise the Company if they are taking any medication. The tutor will strictly follow the guidelines for that medicine concerning the use of machinery to ensure the safety of the customer and others within the workshop. Some medication, the misuse of alcohol and other substance abuse can render the student incapable of using the machinery in the Skill Centre. Should any of the Tutors consider the student is not fit to operate the machinery owing to any of these circumstances the student will be advised the they cannot continue in the Skill Centre for that day.

Personal belongings

We are unable to store Customer’s personal belongings securely. Customers are fully responsible for their own personal belongings at all times.

Health and safety

The Company’s Health and Safety policy is displayed on the Skill Centre notice board. The customer agrees to abide by that policy whilst visiting any Company premises. All necessary health and safety equipment relative to the course will be provided for Customers to use during the course. All Customers will be provided with a copy of the course risk assessment document. The Company has public liability insurance as required under current legislation.

Minimum age for students is 14. Any student under the age of 16 must be accompanied by one adult for the duration of the class and must not be left unattended during the class hours.

Photography & video

From time to time we will photographically record the activities in our Skill Centre and this includes some of the courses, consequently you may be photographed during your time with us. Should this occur we do reserve the right to use this photography in our marketing material, whether specifically for the Skill Centre or generally on our website.

Smoking policy

Smoking is banned on any Axminster Tool Centre premises, including the Skill Centre, the car parks, and in any vehicles that are on site. If students wish to smoke whilst attending a course, they must not do so on any part of the Axminster Tool Centre premises.

Axminster Tool Centre Ltd – January 2020

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