Terms and Conditions

The Biosafety Training Institute will sell products and services to you through the bti.ed.ac.uk website subject to the terms and conditions set out below. Please read these conditions carefully before using this website. By using the bti.ed.ac.uk website you signify your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Bookings – Contract of Sale
When you make a booking through the booking form on bti.ed.ac.uk, you will be sent an e-mail confirming receipt of your booking request.  Your booking represents an offer to us to purchase, which is accepted by us when we send an e-mail confirmation to you to confirm the course booking. It is essential that you provide us with a current e-mail address, which can be used to communicate with you on any matters relating to your booking. It is your responsibility to advise us of any changes to your email address or other contact details.

Bookings – Subject to Confirmation
Bookings are Subject to Confirmation so there is a chance that your booking may not be successful, particularly if the course date is very near. Should your initial booking be unsuccessful we will, wherever possible, offer an alternative to best match your requirements, but you are not obliged to accept an alternative.

On confirmation of the booking, a link to The University of Edinburgh’s electronic payment system, EPay, will be sent to the delegate within 7 days.  Payment via this online system is the preferred payment option.  All bookings made from delegates outside the UK must be paid for by credit or debit card.  All electronic payments must be made, in full, 30 days (or as soon as possible) prior to the start of the course.

If you choose to pay by Invoice, we require the delegate (or a representative of the delegate) to provide a Purchase Order number within 7 working days, to allow for the Invoice to be prepared.  The Invoice is for immediate payment and will need to be paid in full within 30 days of receipt or before the start of the course (whichever is sooner).

Making the payment to the Biosafety Training Institute by the deadline date is your responsibility and although we will send a reminder we will not accept responsibility if you fail to make payment by 30 days prior to the course start date. If payment is not received and these conditions are not met, the Biosafety Training Institute reserves the right to cancel the place on the course and you will be liable for cancellation fees as set out in the table in the section below and any additional costs incurred by the Biosafety Training Institute for this cancellation.

Cancellations, Reschedules and Course Transfer Policy
Although rare, from time to time the Biosafety Training Institute may need to reschedule courses. Should a training course be rescheduled for any reason you will be offered an alternative date to attend the course.  If this is not acceptable to you, you may be fully reimbursed to the full value of course cost. This is the full extent of the liability, which Biosafety Training Institute has for any indirect, incidental, punitive, special or consequential losses or damages arising from rescheduled courses.

If you wish to cancel a course booking you must notify us in writing. Course cancellations are subject to administration fees in accordance with following table of charges.

No. of Days Before Course Start Date Course Cancellations
More than 60 days No charge
Between 30 and 60 days 50% of course fees
29 or fewer working days Full course fees

Any course transfer must be requested to the Biosafety Training Institute at least 60 days before the course is due to start.  Delegates may transfer to another course free of charge for one occasion only.  Should a further transfer be required, the delegate will be subject to a £50 administration fee.

Course and Event Information

All of the teaching information and documentation provided online and during the face to face teaching (for the hybrid and face to face courses) are ©Biosafety Training Institute (BTI).  It is intended for the sole use of the delegate who has completed the Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 course only.  It may not be copied, distributed or used in any other training.

Accommodation is not provided for delegates attending the face to face or hybrid courses in Edinburgh.  Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements and meeting these costs.  The Biosafety Training Institute does not have any arrangements with any accommodation providers, but some useful information about where to stay can be found on www.bti.ed.ac.uk should this be required.

Refreshments and a light lunch are provided on face to face and hybrid courses.

Course start times will be confirmed in joining instructions sent by the Biosafety Training Institute.

Course Completion

To complete the course successfully, each delegate must complete every aspect of the course and pass all of the assessments within the course deadlines.  All elements of the  course are reviewed by the BTI Exam Board and if deemed appropriate, delegates who narrowly fail one or more assessments, may be given a further opportunity to resit the relevant assessment(s).  Failure to accept this opportunity or to not complete the whole course successfully will result in the delegate not passing the course.  Candidates who have not completed the course or have completed the course but failed to achieve a pass will not be refunded.

We value your privacy and any personal information disclosed to us through the bti.ed.ac.uk website, over the telephone or in any other way will only be collected, stored and processed as set on in our Privacy Policy.

Web Site Licensing, Access and Use
Use of the bti.ed.ac.uk website includes viewing the website, making bookings, or transferring to links provided on the website. You may only establish links to this website with prior written consent from bti.ed.ac.uk.

The copyright of the material contained on the bti.ed.ac.uk web site belongs to the Biosafety Training Insitute.

By using the bti.ed.ac.uk website you agree not to access, monitor or copy information for your own commercial benefit or the benefit of another party or to use any data mining, robots, spiders, scrapers or other automated data gathering and extraction tools, without prior written permission. You also agree not to make any attempts to attack the infrastructure of the web site.

Changes and Updates to these Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions may be updated from time to time, and the terms and conditions prevailing at the time of booking will apply. Continued use of the bti.ed.ac.uk web site indicates your agreement to them and any subsequent amendments.

Biosafety Training Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Health and Safety Department, Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH1 1HT
Emails: For enquiries regarding bookings please contact us via email at
bti@ed.ac.uk or by telephone on 0131 650 2394 (Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5:00pm).