Enhance your English language and study skills for entry to UK university

The online Pre-Sessional English course is designed for international students to help you prepare for your university study, all from the comfort of your own home.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to provide potential universities with an acknowledged English language benchmark from Language Cert and will equip you with the essential English language and study skills required for university study in the UK.

The Language Cert qualification is currently accepted by over 70 UK universities, giving you choice and flexibility as you continue your academic journey.

Student Outcomes

“I had a really good experience with my teachers and I enjoyed this programme.

It helped me to know more about my future when I study at university.

This is a great preparation before I start my course.”

Mohamed, Algeria
BSC International Foundation Year Student
BSc (Hons) Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

Your future is calling

Contact us today to talk through your Pre-Sessional English programme.

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Why take a Pre-Sessional English Programme?

Develop your Academic Skills
Prepare yourself for success in Higher Education with our market-leading Skills for Academic Success course developed in conjunction with National Geographic Learning

Improve your English language
Get your English language skills to the level you need for your university entry and receive a Language Cert qualification recognised by over 70 UK universities

Receive individual attention
With small group sizes, experienced teachers and classes designed specifically for international students you will receive all the support you need

Plus by participating in this course you are guaranteed a place on BSC’s International Foundation Year programme (provided other academic subject levels are met) which can lead to a guaranteed place at a leading UK university.

Find out more

Download the Guide to see where your Pre-Sessional English course could take you.

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About Language Cert

Language Cert is an awarding body offering internationally recognised language skills assessment and certification.

It is a member of the PeopleCert Group, a global leader in the certification industry, delivering millions of exams in over 200 countries.

At the end of your Pre-Sessional programme you will take a remote Language Cert exam and receive a qualification recognised by over 70 universities.

Student Outcomes

“My English has been improved as a result of this programme.

I was able to interact with different cultures and nations, while also cooperating and collaborating within groups.”

Anton, Ukraine, BSC International Foundation Year Student, City University London, BSc Accounting and Finance (with professional placement)

Progression Universities

  • Abertay University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Anglia Ruskin University – Cambridge Ruskin International College
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Bangor University
  • BIMM Institute
  • Birmingham City University
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Bradford University
  • Brunel University London
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • City University London
  • Cranfield University
  • Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, English as a Foreign Language
  • Falmouth University
  • Fashion Retail Academy
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University London
  • Leeds Arts University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Manchester University
  • NCC Education
  • New College of the Humanities
  • Northumbria University Newcastle
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Ravensbourne University of London
  • Regent's University
  • Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (RGU)
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Royal College of Music
  • SOAS University of London
  • St. Edmund's College Summer School, Externally Assessed English Language Examinations
  • Swansea University
  • Ulster University
  • University College Birmingham
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Derby
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Kent
  • University of Law
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Reading
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Salford Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of the West of England Bristol
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University

What is a Pre-Sessional English programme?

If English is not your first language, you may need to improve your skills on a Pre-Sessional English course before starting your degree at a UK university.

Pre-sessional English courses are specialist courses designed to prepare international and overseas students for study in UK Higher Education.

A Pre-Sessional Programme will help to get your English language to the required level for your university entry and will also develop the key academic skills you need to succeed in your studies.

Programme Details


Fully online

Full Time Course

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Language Cert Qualification recognised by over 70 UK universities




6 Weeks

Maximum class size



For more information
Download the Guide
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Student Outcomes

“It helped me in different ways. The programme taught me to be independent and how to carry out research.

And the best of all? It allowed me to work together with others in groups.”

Bamba, Senegal, BSC International Foundation Year Student
BA Business Management at University of Leeds

Programme Outcomes

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will have improved your:

Academic Writing
Learn to write different types of essays; learn to brainstorm and organise ideas; learn to plan and edit your writing

Academic Reading
Learn to understand and think critically about the texts you read; develop sub-skills of skimming, scanning, referencing and summarising

Academic Speaking
Improve presentation skills; improve your pronunciation; learn self-correction techniques

Academic Listening
Learn to listen actively and take notes; learn to understand connected speech and deduce unknown vocabulary

Academic Grammar & Vocabulary
Increase your active knowledge of academic words and phrases; improve your understanding of sentence structure, style and register

You will also have:

• Developed your research, independent learning and study skills

• Worked in a collaborative, supportive online environment with others preparing for to study at university level

• Prepared for an internationally recognised, online exam at the level required for further study

We are here to help

If you have any questions about applying for the Pre-Sessional English Programme then contact our expert team.