Evening Courses Applications and Terms and Conditions | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Evening Courses Applications and Terms and Conditions

Our Evening Courses are extremely popular, so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Central’s Evening Courses can be taken independently or consecutively to form a unified programme of study and many students take a number of Evening Courses to build a wide range of skills. We work hard to support students’ learning needs, for example, group sizes are generally small so that tutors are able to nurture and develop creativity.

Our Evening Courses are extremely popular, so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. You can apply to enrol for the whole year in order to secure your place for all terms. Please note that places are not confirmed until we receive both an online application form and the full course fee. All classes are open access and mixed ability.

Courses will only commence if we receive the minimum number of applicants required, which varies from course to course. In the event that the minimum number of students required is not acheived by two weeks before the course begins we will unfortunately need to cancel the course. You are advised not to incur any additional costs related to the course (e.g. flight and/or accomodation costs) until after this date. If in doubt, please check with the Short Courses office. 

How To Apply

Please submit your application directly to the School by completing the online application form.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a registration email with your Student ID number and account details. You will need to quote your Student ID Number when you contact us to pay and confirm your place on the course.

Please note that your application and payment must be received by the last Thursday before the course start date, however the course may fill up before then and places are only confirmed upon receipt of full payment:

Term Start Dates 2018/2019

Term 1 - 1st October 2018

Term 2 - 14th January 2019

Term 3 - 29th April 2019

Term dates for 2019/2020 are to follow. 


Credit/Debit Cards

You can pay by credit/debit card over the telephone on +44 (0)20 7722 8183*.

Alterantively, you can pay by cash at Central’s Reception. Please email us in advance to arrange a time to come in.

Terms and Conditions

Right to Cancel

  1. You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.
  2. The cancellation period will expire after 14 calendar days from the day of the conclusion of the contract (which will be the date upon which full payment is made).
  3. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY, UK, Tel: +44(0)20 7722 8183*, Email: short.courses@cssd.ac.uk) of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post or e-mail). You may use the attached model cancellation form, but it is not obligatory.
  4. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.

Effects of cancellation

  1. Subject to Clause 8, if you cancel your contract within the 14 day cancellation period, we will reimburse all payments received from you.
  2. We will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day on which you inform us of your decision to cancel your contract.
  3. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, the Supplier will not charge any fees as a result of the reimbursement.
  4. If you requested to begin the performance of services during the cancellation period, you shall pay us an amount which is in proportion to what has been performed until you have communicated to us your cancellation from this contract, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.

Model Cancellation Form (PDF, 46KB)


We can offer you a refund, minus a 15% cancellation fee, if you decide to withdraw from a course up to 14 days before it starts.

Unfortunately, within two weeks of the start date we are unable to offer any refunds.


We can defer your place to the next term with 7 days’ notice prior to the course starting. Please note we only offer this once and you are only able to defer to the following term. If you have deferred your place, you are not able to get a refund at a later date. 

Once a course has started we are unable to offer any deferrals so please make sure your schedule will allow you to attend all sessions.

Concessionary Rates

Central offers a concessionary rate for the majority of evening courses as indicated on the website and you may be eligible if you can submit proof with your application form of being an EU citizen in receipt of benefits for unemployment and/or disability in the UK.

* Our phone lines are from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. During busy periods we will be closed for lunch from 1:00-2:00pm.




Codes of Conduct

Please read our Short Course Student Codes of Conduct


Complaints policy