What is a course provider and instructor?
Course providers are the people running a course, like Udemy or Coursera.
They have an account with a platform that you can pay to use.
For example, you can pay to use Udemy to study for a test.
Most other companies will let you pay for using a paid course, but don’t have any way to tell you whether the course is valid.
An instructor is someone who runs an online course and who can help you get started.
How to cancel a course?
You can cancel any course, but this means that you don’t get any credits for that course and there’s no refund for it.
If you cancel you can’t start the course a second time. It’ll be marked as cancelled when you enter your password.
To cancel your course, go to your Udemy account.
Click the ‘Edit your account’ link in the top right corner (looks like a bar-code).
Scroll to the bottom of the page and there’ll be a green circle on the right, next to your username.
The green circle will say ‘Cancel’.
Cancel your course (as outlined by the green circle above)
To start a new course, you’ll need to click on the green ‘Start a New Course’ button.
How to pay for a course?
If you don’t have money, you can still pay for courses through your account. However, you may not be able to cancel a course after you start it.
If you are in the UK – you can pay using a debit/credit card.
If you are online in the US – Udemy is the default option, but you need to add the US credit card.
To add a credit card, click on the ‘Add a Credit Card’ link on Udemy’s own site.
To add a credit card, you need your credit card details (e.g. the date when you set up the card). Click ‘Verify your billing address’ (if there’s a verification form you can fill in).
If you get caught out, email Udemy to ask for help.
Is there a minimum credit/course purchase requirement?
The Udemy minimum payment requirement is $250.
However, many courses offer other payment options like Paypal or Amazon Payments