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FAQ about TELLConsult Training Courses

Information on our courses and the EU grant programme ErasmusPlus KA1.

TELLConsult involves experts from (former) project partners in the running of its courses. They include the Universities of Cambridge, Central Lancashire, Cardiff MET, HULL (UK), Nice (France), Antwerp (Belgium), OU Catalunya (Spain), Istanbul University (Turkey) and other HE, Further Education and associated schools parties.

For an overview of the international team of course moderators involved and their bios click here

Our courses have also been published in the course catalogue tool at the Teacher Academy section of the SchoolEducationGateway portal according to the EU quality guidelines and hence eligible for ErasmusPlus KA1 funding.

General Regulations
 

Organisation:                 TELLConsult in collaboration with (EU project) partners.

Course fee:                     The total fee for the 6-day courses is: 580,- Euros  (including organisation costs but exclusive of meals, social and cultural activities, travel and hotel costs)

Pre-registration:             Pre-registration is possible without any obligation and is recommended as the documents issued after pre-registration can support the organization of the school’s internal EU grant application and/or implementation procedure.

Full Registration :            Pre-registration leads to full registration after payment of the invoice for the course fee sent to the school by TELLConsult course administration.

Certification                    At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance including a description of training content and as well as its starting and end date.

EU Grants:                       This course is eligible for ErasmusPlus KA1 Mobility Grants which can be applied for at your National Agency.

Cancellations:                  Course pre-registration cancellations by individual participants are accepted without additional costs if done in writing and before the running of the course has been confirmed (some 2.5 months before the course start date)

Reimbursement:             In the event of course cancellation by individual participants or TELLConsult the school can expect a payment refund within 10 days.Only course fees are reimbursed so do NOT book any flights or hotel rooms before the course has been confirmed.

 


Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

​How many hours of tuition are involved in the 6-day courses?
The total number of hours is 40. Our courses start at 9 am and finish at 5 pm with a lunch break of one hour. To support flexible travel for all international participants the first course day starts late in the afternoon (usually at 5 pm.) and includes a local intercultural event in the evening.

How can I participate in the courses offered?
To apply for a place on the course you will need to pre-register.  Once accepted you will receive information how to finalise your registration by paying the course fee. See the links to the pre-registration forms for our courses here.

Can I get a grant for these courses?
These courses are based on EU project results and are therefore most likely to get support from the European Commission under the new ErasmusPlus Key Action 1 Mobility programme. Find more information on this programme below.

After I have received confirmation of my pre-registration can I already start booking my travel arrangements?
This action is discouraged as the course director will decide on course confirmation (a go/no go) once enough full registrations have been realised (= course fees paid). In case the course needs to be cancelled only course fees will be refunded.

I need evidence for my course payment, how can I get this? 
A signed & stamped document (in scanned format) of course fee payment will be sent to the e-mail address of the school you provided in the week after the course confirmation. Proof of attendance and possible other required documents will be sent within 5 days after the end of the course. 

What is meant with  the `go/no go for the course`, i. e. does it refer to me being selected to attend the course from a broader number of candidates, or to the course being held at all?
Some 2.5 months before the startdate of the course involved the course director will confirm running the course if and when there are enough full registrations (= course fees paid) to cover the costs of the course (preparations, expert fees, etc). Registered participants will be informed and - in case of a go - be sent an elaborate document advising on travel, accomodation and meeting venues.
 

I have a question regarding accommodation. Will your organization take care of this aspect for us or will we have to make arrangements individually? 
You are expected to deal with this personally, However, once the decision is made to run the course (some 10 weeks before the start date) all full registrations will be sent an info brochure including suggestions for affordable hotels and student accomodation. 
 
What do I have to do if for some reason I need to withdraw my pre-registration (e.g. no grant received, other obligations, etc)?
Assuming this is before the course confirmation date you are expected to inform the course director in writing as soon as possible. As with all course related personal communication make sure to include the course number involved. Beware that cancellations after course confirmation date have financial implications.
 
What happens if there are more applicants than available places?
If there are more applicants than available places you will be put on a reserve list. The course coordinator will inform you about this. This position is not uncommon as the coordinator takes into account that many pre-registrants are confronted with the fact that grant allocation by national agencies to school plans may take a while. If you do not want to run any risks in this respect you are advised to pre-finance the course fee yourself, well ahead of the registration deadline.
 
What happens if the course is cancelled after I have paid the course fee.
In case we have to cancel the course (e.g. no break-even realised due to lack of interest) your money will be reimbursed. Whether you can opt for another course depends very much on your National Agency policy, they may differ per country. So you are best advised to contact them.

What can I do if I have a question that is not answered here?
If your message or query is of a personal nature - send an e-mail to tell.consult AT gmail.com 
NB If already pre-registered please include the 
number of the course you applied for. 

 

The information below is based on publications related the Erasmus+ KA1 programme. We consulted documents such as The programme Guide available in various language versions at the EU Erasmus+ site: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources_en.
The UK National Agency publishes guides to support KA1 applications.  More details will be published whenever more information is provided by The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) on the arrangements for course grants and other terms for course provision. 

​Related page on this site: Erasmus+ Grant Application Support page

I am totally unfamiliar with these EU grants, can you provide more information please?
The Erasmus+ KA1 programme is meant to enable educational institutions to apply for grants at their national agency  for their employees (educationalists, (student) teachers and teacher educators who work (part-time) in Education and who are EU citizens (or inhabitants of aspiring countries) to attend these courses. These organisations decide on grant allocation based on the quality of the project proposal submitted by your organisation. TELLConsult doesn't handle any grant applications and has no influence on who will be given a grant.
Find more introduction to grants and how to apply for them here. Please check with your national agency on potential national differences and annual changes.

In case I am not eligble for an EU grant or the deadline for grant application is passed, can I still register for the course?
Yes, the courses are open to anybody.

How can I secure a place on the course?
Paid registrations count as secure places.  Once you have pre-registered you will be informed on how you / the school can transfer the course fee.

Our school has received confirmation from our national agency that their internationalisation plan, including the professional development activities, has been approved.  I have been given the green light to attend the course. What is the next step? 
To secure your place on the course you / your school will need to pay the course fee. This needs to be done as soon as possibe but ultimately within a week after the school has received the invoice for the course you pre-registered for.  

I will be receive the grant but the money will not be available on time to meet the deadline for paying the course. As I can't afford to pay the total amount of the course fee before I receive the grant I wondered if I could make a deposit of the payment instead and so realise my full registration.
Contact the course director personally. Possibly an arrangement can be made for a semi-full registration if you can pre-finance part of the fee and can formally declare the rest to be paid in 3 weeks time after the course confirmation at the latest. Please understand that the go / no go decision has so much impact on all involved (e.g. travel expenses) it needs to be taken on factual information. 

I have a different question
​For more detailed info on the EU grant programme pls check out our additional page on this topic .

 

[latest update of this page 12/11/2016]