Terms & Conditions
All prices are published exclude value added tax (VAT). VAT is payable regardless of the Delegate’s country of origin; the point of supply for VAT purpose is the location of the course. The published prices do not include any travel, accommodation or living expenses which the delegates may incur in attending unless specifically mentioned on the training booking agreement. All pricing quotations are valid only for 7 days from the date they are first sent to the Customer.
The course fee(s), including VAT, are payable in full immediately upon confirmation. Customers wishing to make payments made from non-UK accounts or credit cards must be responsible for all bank charges in relation to the overseas transaction; this includes charges levied by the customer’s bank and that levied by the bank of Pentagon, in accepting this specific transaction.
Knowledge Pass contracts must be paid in full immediately upon confirmation
Any late payments will be subject to a late payment charge at the rate of 8% over the Bank of England base rate. Payments can be made by major credit and debit cards including American Express.
Where a Purchase Order is issued must clearly state the purchase order number, course dates, full Invoice amount and contact details for invoicing. When more than one course is booked on the same booking form, full payment for all courses, including VAT, is required immediately upon confirmation before the commencement of the first course.
Where the relevant invoice has not been paid by course start date then we have the right to refuse the delegate(s) entry to the course. In these circumstances, the invoice in question will remain payable in full. We reserve the right to withhold examination results and certificates until all payments have been made. Administration fee for cancellations is payable immediately upon invoice. The Terms of this agreement override over any other terms of business or purchase conditions put forward by the Customer.
Once a payment has been made, may it be a deposit or full payment, over the phone or on the website by the following methods: Debit Card, Credit Card, American Express, the delegate is adhering to Pentagon terms and conditions irrespective if a booking form has been signed. In addition, if payment has also been received via bank transfer or cheque the delegate is adhering to Pentagon terms and conditions irrespective if a booking form has been signed.
Purchase Order/ identification number:
If a purchase order is provided there is no need for any other confirmation (i.e. booking forms to be signed). The purchase order constitutes a legal offer to buy products or services. The Purchase Order is deemed as a confirmation of an order and is bound by the cancellation & rescheduling policy set out in this document.
Cancellation of website orders:
All orders placed through the company’s websites are non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Cancellations non-website orders:
Unless written cancellation is received at least 20 working days before the start date of the course, the fees including VAT are payable in full and non-refundable. All cancellations made between 0-20 working days to the course start date are subject to a 100% cancellation fee payable immediately upon cancellation. Notification of all cancellations must be made in writing to - Pentagon. 1 Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1BU
Should a course booking be made less than 20 working days in advance of the start date of the course, the above cancellation terms still apply and fees are payable in full and non-refundable.
If the cancellation is more than 20 working days in advance of the course a charge of £399 + VAT per delegate will be payable upon cancellation. Cancelling Lean/Six Sigma, TOGAF & PMP courses more than 20 working days will incur a charge of £699+VAT. For all courses that have a fee of less than £200, then this will incur a 100% cancellation cost.
Once a payment has been made, may it be a deposit or full payment, over the phone by the following methods: Debit Card, Credit Card, American Express, the delegate is adhering to Pentagon terms and conditions irrespective if a booking form has been signed. In addition, if payment has also been received via bank transfer or cheque the delegate is adhering to Pentagon terms and conditions irrespective if a booking form has been signed.
Re-scheduling courses or exams:
Rescheduling courses or exams less than 20 working days of the course start date is not permitted and therefore will incur a 100% rescheduling fee. Rescheduling courses or exams more than 20 working days of the course start date will incur a £199+VAT charge.(per change) payable immediately upon rescheduling. Rescheduling Lean/Six Sigma, Agile, TOGAF & PMP courses more than 20 working days will incur a charge of £699+VAT
In the case where a refund is made to the Customer by Pentagon, the refund may take up to 30 working days to be processed. Refunds will be processed using the same payment method that the original payment was made. All deposits and credit card surcharge fees are non-refundable. Upon payment of your deposit, you are contracted to pay the confirmed course fee at the time of booking, and Pentagon reserves the right to change prices at any time at their discretion. Upon payment of a deposit, the delegate is adhering to Pentagon terms and conditions. Refunds will be made in GBP (£) for the exact amount originally received, less any cancellation, pre-course fees that may be payable. Pentagon will not be liable for any fluctuation in exchange rates or bank charges for overseas refund transactions.
Knowledge Passes are valid for up to a maximum of 12 months from the date of the order and are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Under all circumstances course examination voucher purchases are non-refundable. This includes purchases where a change of course schedule has taken place (Please see Changes to Courses for more details)
Deferring of Practitioner Examinations:
Upon commencement of the training course, Pentagon accepts that occasionally an individual delegate may wish to for personal reasons; defer a practitioner examination to a later date. In this case, the delegate will be subject to a rescheduled exam fee of £299 + VAT and must reschedule the examination within 20 working days of the original exam date, subject to availability. We do not allow the deferral of foundation examinations. Delegates must inform Pentagon of the deferral at least 24hours in advance of the original exam time.
Changes to Courses:
Pentagon reserves the right to change any part of a published course; if this is caused by circumstances beyond our control. Pentagon reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any course and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known. Pentagon will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid changes of this nature. For any courses which are rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances such as trainer sickness/course low fill every endeavour will be made to provide a replacement trainer or to reschedule the course and we will offer delegates as many options as possible to complete their training programme. For any courses which are cancelled by Pentagon, the delegate will be provided with login details to complete the course via Virtual Training. Failure to accept Virtual Training will result in 100% cancellation. However, for these unforeseen circumstances refunds will not be granted. Contents of course timetables are intended for general guidance only. Any typographical error or omission in any website, sales literature, administrative documentation, course materials, invoice or other documents shall be liable to correction without any liability on the part of Pentagon. The Location and course date of the course will be advised upon booking. Pentagon reserve the right to change the location and will advise the customer as soon as the change is known. Pentagon will not be liable for out of pocket expenses due to cancellation or any other changes to venue or programme. For all Residential training courses we will make it our aim to ensure your accommodation is at the same location as the training course, however, this might not always be possible. In this instance, we will source your hotel accommodation as close to the training course venue as possible, usually within walking distance
If for any reason (including but not limited to transit delays beyond the control of Pentagon) courseware does not arrive on time for the course we will commit to replacing it at the earliest opportunity and make best endeavours to make temporary materials accessible as required to continue the learning program. Refunds will not be granted for transit related delays beyond the control of Pentagon.
Non-attendance of any course for any reason whatsoever is deemed to be a cancellation with no notice and payment is due in full.
The Customer accepts that it is their responsibility that the course booked is suitable for the requirements and abilities of the delegates attending. Pentagon.’s employees may recommend courses or learning solutions, however, the assessment and the final decision concerning the suitability of the course is the Customer's responsibility. In cases where we have made recommendations, we do so in good faith and will not be wilfully misleading. All public and onsite training courses are delivered only in English and all Delegates must be sufficiently proficient in the English language before attending the course. Any special needs requirements may incur additional costs to which the delegate will be liable.
Pentagon reserves the right to refuse admission to any person whom it considers in its absolute discretion to be unsuitable for whatsoever reason. In addition, Pentagon does not accept bookings from any individuals or companies associated directly or indirectly with Edusys Services Private Limited or an of its other associated companies in any country. If individuals are found to enquire ( by phone, email or website), book ( including making payment), or attend our training classes in person, further legal action will be taken against both the individual and/or their respective companies and no refund will be granted.
Booking on behalf of the Delegate:
In all cases, the customer undertakes to bring these terms and conditions to the attention of delegates. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the delegates receive all the relevant information including the joining instructions and that they meet the eligibility and published prerequisite requirements.
Onsite Training on Client Specified Site:
It is the Customer’s responsibility to provide all facilities, equipment and set up required for a trainer to deliver the training. Pentagon reserves the right to cancel or discontinue the course if, in the Trainer's opinion, the venue, equipment or conditions are unsuitable.
Trainer expenses for private, onsite or closed courses will be charged as agreed at the time of the course booking, as stated on the Training Booking Agreement.
Additional charges will be incurred for shipping of pre-course work or certificates to locations outside of the UK. All certificates provided are digital copies, and further copies (digital or hard copy) will incur an admin fee and need to be ordered with BCS via Pentagon. Further additional certificate charges could be incurred if a certificate is not reported missing within 6 weeks. Please contact your learning advisor for further information.
All intellectual property rights for all course materials shall remain the property of Pentagon. The Customer agrees not to reproduce, sell, hire, lend or copy the course materials or use them except for the purpose of personal reference. Pentagon warrants that it will not knowingly include any copyright material in its course materials without license or consent.
Warranty & Liability:
Pentagon liability for loss and damage shall be limited to a claim for damages. The maximum aggregate liability will be the charges for the course out of which the loss or damage has arisen. Pentagon will not accept liability for death or personal injury. Pentagon will not be liable for indirect, special or consequential loss (including loss of anticipated profit or data), howsoever arising, even if it has been advised of such potential loss. Pentagon will not be responsible for any damage resulting from any computer viruses arising from software installed on customer computer systems.
Multiple Course Booking or Part Attendance of a Course:
A multiple course booking is when more than one course is confirmed that may make up part of a certification e.g. Business Analysis Diploma, ITIL Expert, TOGAF Certification, Six/Lean Six Sigma Black Belt etc. Part attendance of a Course is when a delegate does not continue to the full course completion. In this situation the delegate will not be entitled to any refund for courses or part of the course that were not attended, this will be deemed as non-attendance.
Personal belonging or items belonging to the Delegate on the Delegate’s possessions brought onto training courses are the sole responsibility of the Delegate. Pentagon accepts no responsibility of the items or any loss or damage that may occur during the course.
Course enrolment, fees and login credentials are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. Fair Usage Policy applies to access to study materials. Pentagon reserve the right to restrict access based on operational requirements including bandwidth consumption to ensure fair access to all learners. Access to e-learning/online products is granted for a 90 day period. Extensions can be granted upon request so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an extension quotation. Whilst Pentagon endeavours to ensure that the information on the online platform is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials on the site and we make changes to the e-learning/online content from time to time without notice. Pentagon reserves the right to change or alter course content from that which is published in order to maintain the quality of the learning. All e-learning examinations are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
For 12 months following either the invoice date or the date of course delivery, of any contract carried out for the Customer by Pentagon or an associate company of Pentagon, the Customer, will not directly nor indirectly employ or solicit for employment any employee of Pentagon. If the Customer breaches this clause, Pentagon shall be entitled to recover from the Customer a fee of 50% of the gross annual salary of the employee of Pentagon solicited for employment.
Pentagon may assign its interests in all or part of this agreement. The customer may not assign or transfer this contract without the express written permission of a Director of Pentagon.
No deviation from these terms and conditions will be allowed without the express written permission of a Director of Pentagon. No communication either verbal or printed on our websites will override these Terms and Conditions. If in any case any of these conditions shall be held to be invalid or shall not apply, the contract and the other conditions shall remain in force and effect.
Pentagon shall not be in breach of this contract if the provision of services are delayed or cancelled or reduced through any circumstances beyond it's reasonable control including acts of God (including but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, storm, snow, hurricane or other natural disaster) sickness, war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or telephone service. Delegates must ensure that they can attend the training courses which they are scheduled to attend. Pentagon will not be held liable, financially or actually, for their non-attendance, whatsoever the reason may be.
Pentagon is committed to maintaining your privacy and the use of your personal information. If at any stage you have a question regarding the personal information that we hold on file, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Pentagon will not disclose personal information to a third party organisation unless we have your prior consent to provide this or you have opted to allow the use of your personal information. If the request for your personal information is for a legal purpose, this we would class as an exception, but only after we have 100% fully verified the name or organisation requesting your personal details. This also applies to a third party training partner who is not contractually obliged to use or sell your personal information to any other companies or partners.
Pentagon at no stage will disclose personal credit card account information that is voluntarily provided during a transaction process, may this be by telephone or via our secure web-portal. The exception to this would be if Pentagon were to make contact with the credit card company for validation or verification of any transaction process purpose. Pentagon does not have total control of how your personal information can be used by credit card companies but we would request they inform Pentagon on how they may use this information.
It is our commitment not to collect personal information from customers visiting our website unless they have voluntarily submitted their personal information via one of our contact forms that require information which could be based on an enquiry or to book onto a training course. If you start to complete a contact enquiry form and decide not to finish, partial details are stored from which Pentagon may use this information to make contact with you, only to discuss your initial enquiry which was started but not finished. From time to time, Pentagon may contact you to inform you about a specific training program that is related to your original enquiry, request or training course.
IP addresses may be seen by Pentagon and on some occasions, the providers' hostname but this information will not disclose your identity.
Pentagon will not take photographs, videos or any audio recordings of you during a course and will not use this material for Pentagon.’s own marketing purpose without your prior consent. Delegates are not permitted to take any video/photography/audio during the course without prior written consent of Pentagon and its clients, failure to do so will be considered a direct breach of our terms of business and this matter would be taken very seriously.
Security and Encryption:
We use the highest level of security and encryption methods available for processing payments online. We also strictly adhere to best practices of data protection and PCI compliance. That means your payment details are as secure as they possibly can be when making a purchase with us.
The website and all the products and services of Pentagon without limitation are protected by international copyrights, trademarks and subject to intellectual property rights. Therefore all intellectual property belongs to Pentagon, its related companies, its affiliates or suppliers. You may not copy, sell, reproduce, distribute, download, modify, display or prepare derivative works based on, repost, transmit or otherwise use any of the intellectual property of this site. The information on this site is provided “as is” and without any warranties. Pentagon does not accept the responsibility of the content of any third party sites that may be referenced by Pentagon. The following activities are strictly prohibited: use of robots, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the site of any of its content or the replication of this site to any server. Audio or video recording of courses is not permitted.