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50 Years (1970 - 2020)

Hilderstone College - Intensive English

English + Work Experience

Covid-19 Re-opening

We will follow UK Government guidance with regard to safety measures in the classroom.  The maximum student number in class will be reduced to 8, we will implement safe-distancing, staggered break times, regular thorough cleaning, hand sanitiser will be provided, classrooms will be well ventilated. 

Please see our Covid-19 Re-opening Guidelines listed under our policies and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We are pleased to announce our new specialist English + Hospitality and Catering Experience course option for students (aged 16 +) who are working towards a career in the Hospitality and Catering industries.

This exciting new course/internship programme has been arranged in partnership with the leading leisure operator in the local area, specialists in quality pubs, bars, restaurants & hotels for over 40 years.

Minimum English level required is B1/Intermediate and students should have completed a minimum of one year’s catering training. Maximum group size is 6 students.

The standard course includes:

  • Minimum of 13 hours of English tuition per week
  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Minimum 12 hours a week work experience, maximum 18 hours per week** in a variety of placements, e.g. bar work (for students aged 18 +), waiting tables and food preparation
  • Homestay including half-board (full-board at weekends)
  • College registration fee
  • End-of-course academic certificate
  • Work experience certificate
  • Use of the College's multimedia self-access facilities after class
  • A programme of social activities
  • Transport, if necessary, to and from work placement (most are within walking distance of homestays)

** Most shifts between 4 – 6 hours. Latest finish time is 8 pm. Work experience hours may be midweek or at weekends


Morning classes are designed to develop your overall level of English, while the work experience in the afternoons and/or evenings provide a sample of different aspects of the local hospitality and catering services.

In a class suited to your language level, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are presented in meaningful and enjoyable ways, and there is also work on all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The work experience element is designed to cover a variety of tasks in a number of different establishments and to challenge you to adapt your abilities and your English skills to the work required.

Monitoring Your Progress

We evaluate your level of English at the start of your course to understand your individual needs. We monitor your language progress and your work experience throughout the course, and liaise with your supervisors regarding your placement. At the end of your stay you will receive a personal report and certificate confirming your final level of English and the progress you have made, and including a description and assessment of your work experience.


You will improve both your fluency and accuracy in English, and practise it in a real-life working environment relevant to your own course of training.

Dates 2021

Available from 1st March to 29th October 2021.

*Please note that the College closes for national holidays on 5 April 2021, 3 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 30 August 2021. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity.

Fees 2021

Registration fee: £80 (one single payment)

Course: £200 per week

Accommodation: £146 per week

Price includes evening activities and use of Multimedia Learning Centre

Not included: transfers, excursions and insurance

Sample Timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development Work experience
optional supervised self-study
Work experience OR free time Work Experience
Optional full-day excursion
(extra cost)

Work experience OR
Free day
  Lunch break    
13.45 – 14.45
15.00 – 16.00
Orientation tour of local area/Sports Work experience
optional supervised self-study
Work experience
optional supervised self-study
Work experience
optional half day excursion (extra cost)
16.00 - 17.30 Work experience OR optional supervised self-study    

*Note: optional supervised self-study not included!

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 or the full amount. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Enrolment Procedure Step 4 Please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
On your first day, you will meet the staff, we will show you around the College and Broadstairs and we will further assess your level. We will make sure you're all ready to start your course!
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