International College

Prepare for Success

Improve your academic knowledge, skills and language ability on our virtual preparation course – before you start your academic programme with us. 

Count down to the start of your programme with our online study modules

Prepare for Success is the start of your academic journey. Confirm your place with us and you'll benefit from 10 sessions designed to give you the competitive edge to succeed in your academic programme. These in-depth sessions will introduce you to new study structures, academic skills, enrichment activities, and personal learning outcomes needed to succeed on your academic adventure.

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How to access the course

Getting started with your Prepare for Success course is easy. To access this course, all you need to do is confirm your place with us and begin paying towards your tuition fees.

1. Confirm your place

It’s important that you confirm your place on your programme in order to gain access to the preparation course. Find out more about the admissions process.

2. Send payment

To secure your place, you will need to arrange a confirmation payment and pay £6,000 advance tuition fees as soon as possible so you can access this vital preparation.

3. Start studying

After you have confirmed your place and paid your fees, you can access a wide range of online learning modules before beginning your programme. You will be automatically enrolled on the online preparation course and you will receive an email explaining how to join.

What can you expect from the preparation course?

The preparation course is the start of your academic journey. This specialist course is designed for international students and divided into ten sessions, introducing you to everything you need to succeed.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A welcoming international community where you can meet fellow students
  • The confidence to become an independent and effective learner
  • A supportive space to practice your English and interactive with other students
  • Access to high-quality academic content and English language materials
  • Personalised feedback from your tutors from the beginning of your education journey

Course information

You will receive a calendar outlining how to organise your time for each study session so you can make the most of this course. Study topics include:

  • Preparing for life in the UK
  • Looking to the future
  • Developing intercultural skills
  • Studying with us

You will complete a self-assessment at the start of each session. You will then use this to reflect on your progress during the course and identify areas for development. There will be three learning aims for each session:

  • Learning skills
  • Life skills
  • Language skills

 

Get involved with live masterclasses and clubs as part of our enrichment programme. We offer engaging live sessions in interest areas such as:

  • Cookery
  • Fitness
  • Art 
  • Films
  • Reading

You can also chat to your classmates about the course and enrichment activities using our online forums.  

Supporting you every step of the way

Throughout your studies with us, you’ll feel supported by an expert team of academic and welfare support staff. We’ll make sure you know who you can speak to, whether you have questions about assignments or want to schedule time to talk about careers or need personal support, we’re here to help you.

Next start date

26th October (TBC)

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