Online Skills for
Academic Success

Achieve your academic ambitions with this unique online course.


The Online Skills for Academic Success course has been designed in partnership with National Geographic Learning, to provide the skills and learning strategies needed to progress into higher education and achieve academic excellence.

Engaging classes look at analytical techniques to help you advance your English language knowledge. Lessons use a coursebook that is ideal for those who wish to continue their studies in an English-speaking environment or prepare for an exam.

Lessons are delivered online by BSC teachers using a range of software including videoconferencing tools. There are also hundreds of hours of specialised English material for students to access as well as guided self-study in their myBSC account.

Skills for Academic Success lessons can be combined with our General English programme for courses of 15, 20 or 25 lessons per week.

Course Requirements:

  • A reliable broadband internet connection
  • An up to date and working laptop/PC/Chrome Book/I-pad or similar, with a webcam and mic. A headset with a mic would be desirable. (A smart phone on its own will not be sufficient)

Online Skills for Academic Success Course Facts

Number of lessons

10 live online lessons per week.

Can be combined with General English for 15, 20 or 25 lessons

Start dates

Classes start every Monday

Lesson times

Choose morning or afternoon lessons

Morning: 08:00-09:40

Afternoon: 15:00-16:40

Course levels

Elementary (A2) - Advanced (C1)

Class size

Maximum of 8 students per class

Minimum age

16 years

Lesson duration

50 minutes

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Why choose the Online Skills for Academic Success Course?

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Interactive lessons

Lessons are interactive with a high level of student involvement. During the lessons you will interact with both your teacher and students from around the world.

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Quality teaching

Lessons are led by BSC teachers experienced with delivering online classes using the latest tools and software.

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Access more material

Students receive access to hundreds of hours of extra study material on myBSC, our online learning platform.

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What's Included

  • Live online lessons delivered through our video conferencing system
  • Access to myBSC for duration of course and for 3 months after
  • Pre-course level test
  • Needs analysis to ensure effective goal setting
  • Regular progress tests
  • One-to-one tutorials to set goals and discuss progress
  • Final report which details your level and achievements
  • Certificate of attendance upon course completion
  • Access to our online social programme
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Course Outcomes

By the end of your time on this interactive and engaging course, you will:

  • Be better prepared to work effectively and confidently in an academic setting at home, abroad or online.
  • Have developed and demonstrated, using English, the 21st Century Skills that are increasingly demanded by academic intuitions.
  • Have improved your teamwork, creative, presentation and critical thinking skills all while advancing your digital competency and English language ability
  • Have created a digital record of your work with an ability to operate in English that can be shown with pride to family, friends and potential employers.
  • Have grown in confidence and feel prepared for the next step
  • Formed new friendships with students from around the world in a collaborative and supportive online environment
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Course Components

Classes start every Monday and are part of a 12 week programme which includes:

  • 10 live online lessons per week (lessons are 50 minutes each)
  • Up to 150 minutes of guided self-study in preparation for the live lessons
  • Access to material created by BSC in collaboration with National Geographic Learning

You can choose between morning or afternoon lessons as follows:

Morning lessons

  • Monday- Friday, 08:00-09:40 (2 x 50 min lessons)

Afternoon lessons

  • Monday- Friday, 15:00-16:40 (2 x 50 min lessons)

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Student Outcomes


"If you are thinking of taking the IELTS exam I highly recommend British Study Centres. They provide you with a wide range of excellent material to study and also great enthusiasm."


Livia, Online Learning Course, Italy

Student Outcomes


"Live 1-to-1 online English lessons allowed me not only to develop my skills but also helped me to build my confidence when presenting to native speakers. My tutor is understandable, flexible and has an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the language of business."


Karol, Online Learning Course, Poland

Student Outcomes


"Thanks to British Study Centres Online, I could get better in writing, understand a structure of composition and linking expressions and boost my grammar proficiency. As a result I got a score of 7.0 at the IELTS exam."


Elena, Online Learning Course, Ukraine