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Online Pre-Sessional English Course

Course Highlights

Course Description

Our Pre-Sessional English courses help you to build the English language and academic skillsets required for university level study. 

With foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate course options you can improve your understanding and use of English and prepare the skills for success at university.

Course Structure & Dates

Our Online Pre-Sessional English language course aims to improve your English level for entry into undergraduate or postgraduate education at the University of Central Lancashire. 

Over 6, 12, 16 or 24 weeks you will develop your language and academic skills for entry into your chosen degree.

24 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

2.0 increase in IELTS

08/01/2024 – 21/06/2024

05/02/2024 – 19/07/2024

04/03/2024 – 16/08/2024

16 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.5 increase in IELTS

05/02/2024 – 24/05/2024

04/03/2024 – 21/06/2024

01/04/2024 – 19/07/2024
29/04/2024 – 16/08/2024

12 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.0 increase in IELTS

08/01/2024 – 29/03/2024

19/02/2024 – 10/05/2024

04/03/2024 – 24/05/2024
18/03/2024 – 07/06/2024

01/04/2024 – 21/06/2024
29/04/2024 – 19/07/2024

27/05/2024 – 16/08/2024

10/06/2024 – 30/08/2024

6 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

0.5 increase in IELTS

08/01/2024 – 16/02/2024
22/01/2024 – 01/03/2024

19/02/2024 – 29/03/2024

04/03/2024 – 12/04/2024
18/03/2024 – 26/04/2024

01/04/2024 – 10/05/2024
15/04/2024 – 24/05/2024
29/04/2024 – 07/06/2024

13/05/2024 – 21/06/2024
27/05/2024 – 05/07/2024

10/06/2024 – 19/07/2024
24/06/2024 – 02/08/2024

08/07/2024 – 16/08/2024
22/07/2024 – 30/08/2024

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Recognised by the University of Central Lancashire

Delivered exclusively in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire to ensure you can reach the English level required before starting your chosen degree.

Upon successful completion of your pre-sessional English course you will be able to progress to your studies at the University of Central Lancashire.

What does the course involve?

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Course Outcomes

Our Online Pre-Sessional English course will improve your understanding and use of the English language and academic skills for university-level study. At the end of your course you will have improved in the following areas: 

Writing

Write opinion essays on a variety of topics and develop writing process strategies to produce coherent texts.

Reading

Demonstrate a thorough reading comprehension using a variety of reading subskills and the ability to think critically when responding to a variety of texts.

Speaking

Express oneself effectively and improve presentation skills.

Listening

Have a greater understanding of vocabulary and to be able to actively following listening input and take notes.

Digital Literacy

Know how to navigate digital tools such as a VLE and communicate with peers and teachers online.

Mediation

Gain the ability to work collaboratively with peers, evaluate one’s work critically and engage actively in academic settings.

Entry Requirements & Fees

Undergraduate

COURSE LENGTH
ENTRY LEVEL
EXIT LEVEL
FEE
24 Weeks
IELTS 4.0 *(3.5)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£4,990
16 Weeks
IELTS 4.5 *(4.0)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£3,390
12 Weeks
IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£2,590
6 Weeks
IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£1,590

*No component below

Postgraduate

COURSE LENGTH
ENTRY LEVEL
EXIT LEVEL
FEE
24 Weeks
IELTS 4.5 *(4.0)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£4,990
16 Weeks
IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£3,390
12 Weeks
IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£2,590
6 Weeks
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£1,590

*No component below

Course Dates & Booking

24 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

2.0 increase in IELTS

08/01/2024 – 21/06/2024

05/02/2024 – 19/07/2024

04/03/2024 – 16/08/2024

16 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.5 increase in IELTS

05/02/2024 – 24/05/2024

04/03/2024 – 21/06/2024

01/04/2024 – 19/07/2024
29/04/2024 – 16/08/2024

12 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.0 increase in IELTS

08/01/2024 – 29/03/2024

19/02/2024 – 10/05/2024

04/03/2024 – 24/05/2024
18/03/2024 – 07/06/2024

01/04/2024 – 21/06/2024
29/04/2024 – 19/07/2024

27/05/2024 – 16/08/2024

10/06/2024 – 30/08/2024

6 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

0.5 increase in IELTS

08/01/2024 – 16/02/2024
22/01/2024 – 01/03/2024

19/02/2024 – 29/03/2024

04/03/2024 – 12/04/2024
18/03/2024 – 26/04/2024

01/04/2024 – 10/05/2024
15/04/2024 – 24/05/2024
29/04/2024 – 07/06/2024

13/05/2024 – 21/06/2024
27/05/2024 – 05/07/2024

10/06/2024 – 19/07/2024
24/06/2024 – 02/08/2024

08/07/2024 – 16/08/2024
22/07/2024 – 30/08/2024

05/08/2024 – 13/09/2024

Do I need Pre-sessional English?

Our Pre-Sessional English courses help you to build the English language and academic skillsets required for university level study. This course has been specially designed to improve your understanding and use of English alongside your current studies.

Develop your understanding and use of English language. Achieve the core academic skills required for university level study. Improve academic literacy and collaboration skills, while gaining confidence to study at an English-speaking university.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about applying and studying this course.

Please follow the Book Now button on this page to book and pay for your course. You can select your location, and required course length. You will then receive a confirmation email from our admissions team with next steps.

Students will take an online assessment of all four language components. Additionally you are assessed throughout the course with presentations and essay tasks. More details can be found in your student guide

All teaching will take place on campus; you will be sent classroom details before the start of your course.

All students are sent a welcome back with instructions before the course begins. This will include log-in details for the online components and virtual learning campus.

In your welcome pack you will receive contact details for admissions, academic, and technical questions.

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Ready to take your English skills to the next level?