terms & conditions CREA courses

terms and conditions CREA courses

As long as the measures are in place to prevent the spread of Corona, the basic conditions for the CREA courses will remain in place. In addition, a number of corona-conditions apply to the CREA courses as long as the government is taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The Cabinet’s measures and advice of RIVM are leading for these conditions and may therefore be subject to change.

Here you can see which conditions apply additionally and the specific date that version was drawn up/adjusted. When a change has consequences for the form and progress of a CREA course, the people who are registered at that time will be notified.

basic terms & conditions

applying for a course at CREA

Application for courses at CREA is open to anyone over the age of 18. CREA employs rates and conditions of different categories. Depending on these you may or may not receive a discount and/or receive priority when applying (please see below for the priority regulations).

Registration for courses can only be done via this website in connection with the corona measures. It is not possible to register in person at CREA.

price categories of CREA courses

  • student
    You are a student according to CREA when you are enrolled full-time at an intermediate vocational education establishment (MBO), school for higher professional education establishment (HBO) or higher education establisment (WO), or when you are enrolled part-time at the UvA or HvA. Please note that PhD candidates at the UvA/HvA need to enrol as employee UvA/HvA.
    price: you will receive a 50% discount on the regular course rates. Each course details its rates.
    priority: Yes.
  • young-alumnus UvA/HvA
    According to CREA you are a young-alumnus for the season of 2019-2020 if you have graduated from the UvA or HvA after September 1st, 2015. The date recorded on your degree certificate will determine which date applies to you.
    price: you will receive a 25% discount on the regular course rates.
    priority: Yes.
  • old-alumnus UvA/HvA
    According to CREA you are an old-alumnus for the season of 2019-2020 if you have graduated from the UvA or HvA before September 1st, 2015. The date recorded on your degree certificate will determine which date applies to you.
    price: you will receive a 25% discount on the regular course rates.
    priority: No.
  • employee UvA/HvA
    You are able to indicate you are employed by the UvA/HvA at the start of the course. PhD candidates UvA/HvA belong to this category.
    price: You will receive a 25% discount on the regular course rates.
    priority: No.
  • others
    Anyone who doesn’t fit into the categories mentioned above.
    price: You will pay the regular course rates.
    priority: No.

what are the priority regulations?

A priority regulation until September 1 pertaining to the courses of the autumn semester applies to the following two categories: students of any educational establishments and recent graduates of the UvA and HvA. These are permitted to apply to courses before others. This right-of-way applies to the spring semester courses until January 1. Please check your category here. This priority regulation does not apply to the summer courses.

course check

In case you enrolled for a course with a discount, you must be able to demonstrate that you are entitled to that discount at the first course assembly. If you do not fall under any of these categories, you will not need to bring identification.

These are the proofs we ask for:

  • If you are a student:
    – a valid student card for the current academic year combined with a proof of enrolment (physical copy or on your smartphone)
    ór a temporary proof of enrolment (physical copy or on your smartphone)
    – ór a physical copy (or on your smartphone) of a confirmation of your application to Studielink
    Please note: a Student Public-Transport card is not valid proof of being a student.
  • If you are young-alumnus UvA / HvA:
    – a copy (picture or scan also allowed) of your diploma which states that you have finished your degree from one of these two institutions on or after 1 September 2014.
    Please note: CREA does not keep an alumni-list as before, which means, everyone that has previously enrolled with a discount at CREA, will need to show proof at each course assembly.
  • If you are old-alumnus UvA / HvA:
    – a copy (picture or scan also allowed) of your diploma which states that you have finished your degree from one of these two institutions before 1 September 2014.
    ór a valid alumnus-pass (UvA or HvA)
    Please note: CREA does not keep an alumni-list as before, which means, everyone that has previously enrolled with a discount at CREA, will need to show proof at each course assembly.
  • If you are employee at the UvA or the HvA:
    – an employee-identification with a picture and/or personal information
    ór a copy of your last salary slip (please cover or erase any amounts)
    ór a copy of a recent bank slip which contains information on a salary you receive from one of these two institutions (please cover or erase any amounts)
    ór a copy of your work contract

what is an online, hybrid and real life course?

  • Online courses: these courses will take place online only and not at CREA. You will follow your course from your home.
  • Hybrid courses: these courses take place partly at CREA and partly online or a different place.
    Fall 2020: there are a few hybrid courses during fall. You can find in the course information what this means for the course.
  • Real life courses: these courses take place at CREA. The groups contain a maximum of 10 people.

what is an autumn course, a spring course or a summer course?

The autumn courses will commence in September, and the spring courses will commence in Februari. The summer courses will commence in July and August. Each course will detail in which season it will fall.

language

CREA offers courses in Dutch (NL), in English (EN) and courses open to anyone (NL/EN). Please keep in mind that within courses in the last category the teacher might use both languages to make sure everyone can keep up. Carefully check to which category your course belongs before enrolling (there’s a flag in every course information block).

refund

CREA does not refund course contributions which have been paid unless:
– your course is cancelled;
– you cancel your enrolment at least two weeks before the course starts;
– you were not accepted after an audition (wherever relevant).

Anyone who registers for a CREA course, thereby agrees to our conditions. This includes the possible cancellation of courses, refundment and our entry requirements. So please read them carefully first (see below).

cancellation and refund

  • If there are insufficient registrations for a certain course, CREA may decide to cancel the course. If the course is cancelled, the student will be notified as soon as possible. The participant fee will then be refunded.
  • CREA reserves the right to make changes to the course schedule.
  • If a course or part of a course cannot take place due to circumstances, including government measures, the participant fee will be refunded pro rata.
  • Cancellation by a course participant is only possible by written notice. The date of receipt determines the cancellation.
  • In case of written notice up to 2 weeks before the start, the student will receive the full participation fee back.
  • In case of a written cancellation from 2 weeks before the start of the course, CREA is entitled to a reasonable compensation equal to the participant fee. In that case no participant fee will be refunded.
  • If a course participant is not admitted after an audition (if applicable), the participant fee will be refunded.

In case of illness or impediment of a teacher, the lesson will either be given by a substitute teacher or will be made up at the end of the course period. The make-up session can take place on a different day and time.

admittance

  • If there are certain requirements before being admitted to a course and CREA decides that the participant does not comply with these requirements, CREA is entitled to remove him from the list or, if possible, to transfer him to another course. When such a transfer takes place, the course fee may have to be adjusted. When a participant is not admitted he will be charged with paying € 25,- for administrative expenses.
  • It is not possible to enrol for a course that has already started.

absence of participants

When a participant is unable to attend a lesson, he should call CREA to inform them.

photography and video recordings

It is customary that during courses and presentations photos are taken and video recordings made for PR use, such as flyers, posters, the CREA website and the media. Unless you make your objections known prior to the course (CREA, t.a.v. cursusadministratie, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam, mentioning the course in question) CREA assumes that you agree to this. Naturally you can always tell the photographer on the spot if you don’t wish to be photographed.

works made during the courses

Works made by participants during the courses will be kept no longer than 3 weeks after the course has ended.

additional corona terms & conditions

Update May 15th 2020

  • In and around the CREA building, visitors and staff are required to comply with all currently applicable Dutch measures, in particular all basic rules for everyone as published on www.overheid.nl in connection with the Coronavirus Covid 19. The measures currently in force are assumed to be known.
  • When you have a fever and/or are short of breath you will stay at home. If you are therefore unable to follow or complete a course, the course fee will be converted, pro rata or otherwise, into a balance that can be spent in part or in full on a course in season 2020-2021 (autumn 2020, spring 2021 or summer 2021). The balance is not callable, strictly personal and therefore not transferable.
  • When a roommate has a fever and/or is short of breath, you will stay at home. If you are therefore unable to follow or complete a (summer) course, the course fee will be converted, pro rata or otherwise, into a balance that can be spent in part or in full on a course in season 2020-2021 (autumn 2020, spring 2021 or summer 2021). The balance is not callable, strictly personal and therefore not transferable.
  • By enrolling for a CREA course you guarantee that you will not come to the CREA building to take part in a course when you have Covid-19 symptoms, such as being short of breath and/or having a fever, or when a roommate has those symptoms.
  • A course is offered and taught in 1 of the 3 following forms: online, partly online / partly physical (hybrid), or entirely physical (real-life). The form is mentioned at the top of the course text on the website. Here you can read which form is given in which way.
  • If, due to circumstances, including government measures, a course or part of a course has to be given in a different form, all this solely at the discretion of CREA, e.g., from physical to hybrid or online, this remains a fully fledged implementation of a CREA course as offered by CREA. This change, if any, therefore does not entitle the student to a refund of the course fee.

liability

CREA accepts no liability for damage or the loss of property and goods of participants.

CREA is not liable for damage to participants as a result of not providing or not being able to provide courses entirely, due to force majeure. This also includes measures that CREA must take or believes it must take, in order to guarantee the health and / or safety of the students and employees of CREA as much as possible.

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