English Language Preparation
You will need Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 or
equivalent, (with minimum 5.0
in writing)*^ in order to begin the
International Foundation Year.
If you require additional language
training before you start your
International Foundation Year, you
can first join the intensive English
Language Preparation course,
taught at the International Study
Centre. The course will improve
your English language skills to the
required level equivalent of Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0*.
If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI level of 4.5 (all bands min 4.0)* or equivalent you will need at least one term of ELP. You can either start in July or September.
If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI level of 4.0 (all bands 4.0)* or equivalent you will need two terms of ELP. You can start in July only.
At the end of your ELP programme,
you will not be required to retake
your Academic IELTS for UKVI*, but will progress to
the International Foundation Year,
providing you have achieved the
required module grades.
If you don’t have a current Academic IELTS for UKVI* grade, you may still apply to the ISC. Please contact us to find out about alternative assessment of your English language level.
^Business and Management Studies
route requires Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (5.0 in all subskills)* or equivalent
*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.