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.
BSC International Foundation Year Student
BSc (Hons) Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
Contact us today to talk through your 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.
Download the Guide to see where your Pre-Sessional English course could take you.
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.
“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)
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.
Bamba, Senegal, BSC International Foundation Year Student
BA Business Management at University of Leeds
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
If you have any questions about applying for the Pre-Sessional English Programme then contact our expert team.