How to Book

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How to book

Courses are open to anyone aged 16 and over. You can book online or by post and choose to either be residential or non-residential. More information on accommodation.

New to West Dean? When you book, you can claim a 10% discount on your first booking with us. Bookable by phone only 0844 4994408.


Booking online:
You can book online by finding the course that you are interested in, then selecting the 'book' button to the right of it. If the course is full, you will not be able to select this option, but you can choose to join the waiting list. There is a 5% discount for booking on-line (prices have already been adjusted).

When you have booked on a course a confirmation email will instantly be sent to you, asking you to download the full course details and arrival and registration information. If you have booked accommodation, you will receive a separate email confirmation within three working days. Full course fees are payable when booking online.

Booking by phone:
Call 0844 4994408 to make your short course bookings by phone. Full course fees are payable when booking by phone.

Booking by post:
To book by post please download a booking form from the choice below, print it out, complete it and send it to: The Bookings Office, West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ.

Booking Form and Terms and Conditions for courses taking place Nov 2013 - April 2014

Booking Form May - October 2014

Terms and Conditions May - October 2014

Please complete one booking form per person and send a deposit of £110 or the full cost of the course if £110 or less. The final payment is due six weeks before the start of the course.

  • All charges in connection with BACS payments are the student’s responsibility.
  • If paying by credit or debit card, this includes authorisation of the final payment six weeks before the start of the course.
  • If there is a place on the course, a booking confirmation pack will be sent to you as soon as possible. This contains all the information necessary for your visit, including the full course details and notification of any final payment required.
  • If the course is fully booked you will be contacted promptly, your name will be added to the waiting list and any monies paid will be returned.

Transfer to another course

  • Your request must be received at least six weeks before the start of the course on which you are booked.
  • You may transfer your booking to an alternative published course, providing there is a place available.
  • A transfer fee of £25 will be charged.

Overseas Students


New UK immigration rules state that if you plan to engage in any kind of study while in the UK you should now enter as a student and not as a tourist.

If you are studying in this country for less than six months and are a non-visa national, you may apply for a Student Visitor Visa before arriving in the UK or you may apply for entry clearance as a Student Visitor when you arrive at a UK airport.

There are conditions for both methods, and we strongly recommend that you consult the UK Border Agency website or straight to the Studying in the UK page.

This will give you full details and gives you a list of the documents and evidence that you will need to produce to confirm your student and financial status.

If you need any further guidance, the website for the UK Council for International Student Affairs is a good source of information.

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West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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