OUR COURSES ARE NOW OPEN - NEW DATES ARE AVAILABLE

BOOKING


  • To book please call us on +44(0)1392 432 786 or email  so we can confirm the course dates you have chosen are still available.
  • Then complete and send us the online email booking form below or print out the Booking Form , sign and post it to us.
  • Please pay the appropriate course deposit by faster payment through your bank, or a cheque made out to 'Thomson Antiques' and posted with the form. If outside the UK please use an international bank transfer.
  • Please only make a course booking after reading and agreeing to all our Terms and Conditions.

BOOKING FORM

Planing wood

[course 02]

Designed to develop your tool skills to the level required to restore fine antique furniture. The full cost is £1,495 - Please send a deposit for £300 with your booking form. If you are booking on 'The tools skills development course' at the same time there is a reduction of £200.

Course dates: Please call Peter Thomson 01392 432786 regarding this course.

OUR SHORT COURSES - WEEK & WEEKEND

Furniture restoring

[course 03]

Including an extra two week home study section the full cost is £495 - Please send a deposit of £150 with your booking form.
Course dates:

17th to 21st January 2022
28th March to 1st April 2022
9th to 13th May 2022
23rd to 27th May 2022
18th to 22nd July 2022
12th to 16th September 2022
7th to 11th November 2022
Restoring furniture

[course 04]

Including an extra one week home study section the full cost is £295 - Please send a deposit for £90 with your booking form.
Course dates

29th to 30th January 2022
19th to 20th March 2022
21st to 22nd May 2022
9th to 10th July 2022
17th to 18th September 2022
French polishing a table

[course 05]

(Including an extra one week home study section) The full cost is £495 - Please send a deposit for £150 with your booking form.
Course dates:

2nd to 6th May 2022
25th to 29th July 2022
14th to 18th November 2022
French polishing cabinet

[course 06]

Including an extra one week home study section the full cost is £295 - Please send a deposit for £90 with your booking form.
Course dates:

23rd to 24th April 2022
6th to 7th August 2022
Furniture provinance

[course 08]

Including an extra one week home study course section the full cost is £295 - Please send a deposit of £90 with your booking form.
Course dates: Please call Peter Thomson 01392 432786 regarding this course.

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TEA/COFFEE/LUNCH DURING COURSE TIME

A light lunch, tea and coffee is provided at no charge on all non-residential courses.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Follow our guidelines regarding the Covid virus (and any other variants of Covid) to help us keep you and others safe during your course with us. Please bring to your course the required level of personal protection equipment. This will change over time, so please contact us with suggestions and to find out the guidelines we are currently following. You agree not to hold the course provider Thomson Antiques responsible if you contract the Covid virus (and any other variants of Covid) during your time with us.

If your course has to be postponed due to the Covid virus, (and any other variants of Covid) it is agreed, in these particular circumstances only, any payment you have made will be transferred to a later scheduled course date of your choice without charge. All other participants on the same postponed course who have not contracted the virus agree to transfer to a later scheduled course date of their choice without charge or the option of cancelling and receiving a refund.

Reasons for the above

We have had many requests by the people coming on our courses to postpone at the last minute due to contracting Covid or one of its variants. We have been and want to continue allowing anyone who has contracted one of the Covid variants to postpone late, without the loss of their course fee(s). We can only afford to do this if others on the same courses do not request a refund of their course fee(s) and agree to the postponement and transfer to a later course.

Your accommodation and travel bookings need to include an option to postpone or cancel in the event of a postponement of your course, due to the Covid virus (and any other variants of Covid) or any other reason. This will ensure no loss of your booking fees. You agree to not hold the course provider Thomson Antiques responsible for any losses.

If you are concerned about the loss of any of the booking fees we recommend you take out the type of holiday insurance that will cover your time with us. (The market for this is changing all the time so we have no companies we can suggest).

You agree to pay the balance of your course fee(s) twelve weeks prior to the start date of your course. Course bookings made less than twelve weeks prior to the start date of a course must be paid in full at the time of booking.

If you postpone more than twelve weeks prior to the start date of your course (or series of courses) we will arrange a new fixed scheduled course date of your choice, free of charge. This is providing you do not ask for a refund of the course fee later in the future.

If you postpone within twelve weeks of your course, we will arrange new fixed course dates of your choice; this is only providing we can fill the space. We will charge you a £35.00 fee to cover the costs of finding someone to take your place. If we cannot find someone, you agree to pay 50% of the course fee. This is providing you do not ask for a refund of the course fee later in the future.

We urge you to postpone rather than cancel. If you cancel more than twelve weeks prior to your course (or series of courses) you will lose your deposit(s) and we will refund the balance payment. This is only in the event you have not previously postponed your course dates, in which case you will lose your balance payment too. If you cancel within twelve weeks of your course (or series of courses); you will lose your course fee(s).

No Thomson Antiques course manuals are to be reproduced without written permission.

We recommend the use of appropriate eye protection and face masks whenever using solvents. We also recommend you wear the appropriate eye protection when using hand tools and an appropriate dust mask when engaged in any activity that creates dust.

We further recommend the wearing of an apron and footwear that ensures a sure footing. Always follow instructions, especially when using sharp tools and always ask if you are unsure about anything. Your safety is paramount. Rubber gloves must always be worn whenever using hot water or handling solvents and chemicals. Please provide your own rubber gloves, apron, eye protection and face masks. Call Peter Thomson on 01392 432786 if you have any questions regarding the safety equipment to bring.

You agree to abide by all health and safety recommendations and consult the course provider before engaging on any task that could cause any kind of injury and to not hold Thomson Antiques, the course providers, responsible for any injuries sustained during your course(s).

It is understood that the diploma offered by Thomson Antiques is issued by us and not any outside body. Thomson Antiques, the course providers, cannot guarantee that all students will reach a high enough standard within the allotted time of their course to receive a diploma (this applies to the diploma course only). In these cases extra course time can be added for an additional fee.

Thomson Antiques may at any time, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, amend these terms and conditions by posting the amended terms and conditions on their website. Please book only after having read and agreed to the above terms and conditions.


METHOD OF PAYMENT

We will provide bank details for your payment at the time we confirm your course dates over the phone or by email. Please make payment through your bank, a faster payment transfer or send a cheque made out to Thomson Antiques if you prefer. If outside the UK please use an international bank transfer.

Your course place is reserved only after the deposit is paid and booking form has been received.

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