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Terms and Conditions - The Open College of the Arts | Distance Learning Degrees and Courses

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Terms and Conditions

Here you can find the Terms and Conditions of study at the Open College of the Arts.

The Terms and Conditions are the Contract that you sign up to upon enrolment with OCA. They set out and cover all of the legal stuff about your study including:

  • admissions and enrolment,
  • changes to courses,
  • study entitlement,
  • non-payment of fees,
  • your rights to cancel and withdraw,
  • withdrawals by OCA,
  • student conduct,
  • complaints and appeals,
  • intellectual property,
  • data protection,
  • liability,
  • disclaimer,
  • general terms.

If you have any questions about OCA’s Terms and Conditions contact [email protected] where we will be happy to help answer any queries you might have.

Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Terms and Conditions 2024/25

These are the Terms and Conditions that apply for all enrolments in the 2024/25 academic year. The academic year runs from 1st August 2024 to 31st July 2025.

This is a summary of changes to the Terms and Conditions:

  • specification of terms that apply to stage of study; Unit for Undergraduate, Programme of Study for Postgraduate, and Courses for short and foundation courses
  • Inclusion of age requirements for certain courses
  • Inclusion of reasons for withdrawal by OCA, to include use of all available time on a core unit, and academic misconduct
Terms and Conditions 2024/25