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Covid-19

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. 

Our homestay hosts will provide a safe, comfortable and friendly place to stay.  If you, or a member of your homestay family, becomes ill, you will self-isolate together.

Our priority is to do our best to keep our students safe. As a result there may be times when we may not be able to offer our traditional social programme.

Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Coming to the UK: What do you have to do?

Some of our students have to self-isolate, take COVID-19 tests and complete forms. Below is a video of one of our students explaining what it was like for him. Always refer to the UK government website to find out what you need to do, and please contact us if you are unsure of anything.

Please always check your own country's travel regulations about entering and departing England.

 

 

Hilderstone College - Pre-University and IELTS

Pre University and IELTS Preparation Course

About the course

The perfect language course for IELTS preparation and successful entry and study at a British university on your chosen course.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, there may be times when other students join the class online (hybrid learning). To enable the class to interact with one another, everyone should be prepared to connect online. You will receive access details in advance. All students need to bring either a laptop or a tablet to take part in our courses.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to ensure your English reaches the entry requirement for your chosen university course. It focuses on the key skills you will require to study effectively at university, including:

  • general development of your level of English language
  • academic writing, reports and essays
  • note-taking
  • research skills
  • understanding lectures
  • participating in seminars
  • making presentations

It also prepares you to reach your full potential at IELTS:

  • developing the skills required for each aspect of the IELTS test
  • regular practice questions and mock examinations
  • exam success skills and familiarisation
  • feedback and tutorials with your tutor

If you do not already have a place at university, we can help you find the right course for you and make an application.

Outcomes

You will improve your academic English skills and language in order to study effectively on a university undergraduate or postgraduate course, as well as preparing for IELTS.

Fees 2021/2022

Registration fee: £80

Tuition:

  • 1 week: £315
  • 2 to 4 weeks: £306 per week
  • 5 to 12 weeks: £295 per week
  • 13 to 24 weeks: £275 per week
  • 25 to 35 weeks: £265 per week
  • 36+ weeks: £260 per week

Homestay Accommodation (if required):

  • 2021: £146 per week
  • 2022: £148 per week

Coursebook: included for students booked for 3 weeks+ (a loan coursebook is given to students booked for 1 or 2 weeks, with an option to buy at cost price or return unmarked at the end of the course.

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

Dates 2021/2022

Available all year.*

Minimum enrolment period: 2 weeks.

*Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 17 December 2021 to 10 January 2022, and from 19 December 2022 to 6 January 2023. 
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity. 

  • Monday 18 April 2022
  • Monday 2 May 2022
  • Thursday 2 June 2022
  • Friday 3 June 2022
  • Monday 29 August 2022 

Sample timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 – 10.30
break
11.00 – 12.30
Morning classes: language development and IELTS preparation classes
Lunch break
13.45 – 14.45
break
15.00 – 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Language practice and IELTS preparation classes Optional supervised self-study
16.00 – 17.30 Optional supervised self-study

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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Hilderstone College - Pre University And IELTS