Frequently Asked Questions
When and where?
Dates and venues can be found on the course calendar.
We run these courses at clubs all over the country. Please email Mark at EBED if your club would be interested in hosting a course.
How to book?
To book a place on one of these courses, please log onto My EBU and select the Book Courses option from the Utilities tab, or contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217. Payment is required at the time of booking.
What is the cost?
Classroom based courses are £80 per session. EBU Members are able to book at the discounted price of £72.
Different prices apply for online courses.
What if I need to cancel or change a booking?
We are always sympathetic to a change in circumstances — if you are unable to attend a course for which you have registered, please advise EBED as soon as possible
When will I hear about the arrangements for the day of the course?
You will receive a booking confirmation/invoice by email at the time of booking. We send email containing joining instructions and pre-course materials approximately seven days before the course is due to take place. On occasions, we may need to contact you via telephone. Please take a moment to ensure that when you are booked on a course that your member’s details accessible via the EBU website are complete and up-to-date – otherwise we may not be able to get hold of you if there is a late change.
What do I need to bring to the course?
In addition to a pen, delegates should come to courses equipped with a copy of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 and the Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings (Blue Book).
NB The Red Book (Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007) has ceased to be valid.
Will I get something to eat at the course?
Coffee and tea are provided but delegates should bring their own lunch. Any changes to this arrangement will be notified to you in the pre-course email.
How long is the course and when does it start?
All courses commence at 10:30am and finish around 4:30pm unless you are otherwise advised in the pre-course letter
How do I contact the course tutor?
Information on how to contact the course tutor is included in the email which you will receive before the course.
When will I get the results of my Assessment Course and certificate?
Results of the course, plus an electronic certificate will be sent to you shortly after the course.
Can you organise a course at my club?
If your club would interested in hosting a suite of courses, in the first instance it may be worth speaking to your county secretary to assess the demand from other clubs in your area. If we think there is sufficient demand EBED will work with the club to set up a course. For more information contact Mark Humphris at English Bridge Education & Development by email or on 01296 317218 for further details on setting up a course at your club.