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Pre-sessional for LBIC (also known as Brunel Pathway College)

Our Pre-sessional English for LBIC (also known as Brunel Pathway College) courses have been designed to provide you with intensive English language support in a friendly and supportive environment prior to your studies with LBIC. 

Start studying English with us face-to-face online with a view to coming on campus later on.  All of Brunel Language Centre’s courses begin with a 3-day orientation programme.  If you take the whole course online, you will be able to do your test online at the end of the course so you can progress to your degree programme.

Max Class size:12
Face-to-Face Online learning hours: 19 per week
Age range: 17+

Studying an online Pre-sessional English course that finishes in May 2021 will allow you to start your degree course on campus in May/June 2021.

Studying an online Pre-sessional English course that finishes in  September 2021 will allow you to start your degree course on campus in the autumn of 2021.

Studying an online Pre-sessional English course that finishes in December 2021 will allow you to start your degree course on campus in January 2022.

All of our courses are available online

 

Click here to find out more about why you should choose Brunel Language Centre

We offer a wide range of start dates, with courses suitable for students with different English Language abilities.

 Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in May 2021

 Weeks Start Date End DateFeeApplication Deadline 

11

3 February 2021

7 May 2021

£3,795

6 January 2021

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in September 2021

 Weeks Start Date End DateFee  Application Deadline

27

3 February 2021

3 September 2021

£8,640

6 January 2021

16

12 May 2021

3 September 2021

£5,520

14 April 2021

12

9 June 2021

3 September 2021

£4,560

12 May 2021

10

23 June 2021

3 September 2021

£3,800

26 May 2021

6

21 July 2021

3 September 2021

£2,280

23 June 2021

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in January 2022

WeeksStart Date End Date  FeeApplication Deadline 

 38

 3 February 2021

 17 December 2021

£11,970 

 6 Januray 2021

 27

 12 May 2021

17 December 2021 

 £8,640

 14 April 2021

 19

 21 July 2021

 17 December 2021

 £7,220

 23 June 2021

11

22 September 2021

17 December 2021

£4,180

25 August 2021

7

20 October 2021

17 December 2021

£2,660

22 September 2021

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in May 2022

Weeks  Start DateEnd Date Fees Application Deadline 

 35

 21 July 2021

 6 May 2022

 £11,025

 23 June 2021

 27

 22 September 2021

6 May 2022 

 £8,505

25 August 2021 

 23

 20 October 2021

 6 May 2022

 £7,705

 22 September 2021

 15

5 January 2022 

 6 May 2022

 £5,025

 8 December 2021

 11

 2 February 2022

 6 May 2022

 £4,180

 5 January 2022

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in September 2022

 Weeks Start Date End Date FeesApplication Deadline 

 51

 21 July 2021

 2 September 2022

£16,065 

 23 June 2021

 43

 22 September 2021

 2 September 2022

 £13,545

 25 August 2021

 39

 20 October 2021

 2 September 2022

£12,285 

22 September 2021 

 31

 5 January 2022

 2 September 2022

 £9,765

 8 December 2021

 27

 2 February 2022

 2 September 2022

£8,505 

 5 January 2022

 16

 11 May 2022

 2 September 2022

 £5,360

 13 April 2022

 12

 8 June 2022

2 September 2022 

£4,560 

 11 May 2022

 10

 22 June 2022

 2 September 2022

 £3,800

 25 May 2022

 6

 20 July 2022

 2 September 2022

 £2,280

 22 June 2022

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in January 2023

 Weeks Start DateEnd Date  Fees Application Deadline

 45

5 January 2022 

 16 December 2022

 £14,175

8 December 2021 

 40

 2 February 2022

 16 December 2022

 £12,600

 5 January 2022

 29

 11 May 2022

 16 December 2022

 £9,135

 13 April 2022

 19

 20 July 2022

 16 December 2022

 £6,365

 22 June 2022

 11

 21 September 2022

 16 December 2022

£4,180 

 24 August 2022

 7

 19 October 2022

 16 December 2022

 £2,660

 21 September 2022

Non-Teaching Dates and Holidays

We recommend that students only make plans to leave the UK during the longer Brunel Language Centre closure periods of 3 weeks.

Students are advised not to make plans to leave the UK during term time.

Teaching will not take place on the following dates, which include Brunel Language Centre holiday dates and Bank Holidays. Bank Holidays are public holidays and the university and many businesses will be closed on these dates.

2021:

Monday 29 March 2021 to Friday 9 April 2021 (Easter Holiday)

Monday 3 May – Friday 14 (Mid-term break)- PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS ON ENGLISH COURSES DUE TO FINISH IN MAY 2021 SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY ARE IN THE UK AND AVAILABLE UP UNTIL FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021.

Monday 3 May 2021 (Bank Holiday) 

Monday 31 May 2021(Bank Holiday)

Monday 30 August 2021(Bank Holiday)

Monday 13 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 (Christmas Holiday) - PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS ON ENGLISH COURSES DUE TO FINISH IN DECEMBER 2021 SHOULD ENSURE THEY ARE IN THE UK AND AVAILABLE UP UNTIL FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER 2021.

 

The course focuses on improving your academic English, covering areas such as:

  • Pronunciation and Presentation skills

  • Listening and Note-taking

  • Seminar skills

  • Vocabulary workshops

Sample Timetable (on campus)

 Timetables3

Sample Timetable (online)

TimetableOnline

 

Here at the Brunel Language Centre, our aim is to help our students achieve the English Language scores they need to progress onto their chosen LBIC (also known as Brunel Pathway College) course.

Improving language skills can take time. The length of English Language course that a student requires will be determined by their current English Language level in addition to the entry requirements for their chosen academic course.

To help you decide how many weeks English Language you will need to undertake please use the table here.

Please note that these are for guidance only. For specific advice please feel free to send your most recent English Language qualification to languagecentre@brunel.ac.uk

To apply for a LBIC Pre-sessional course you must have:

  • A current offer for an LBIC course (if you have not yet done so, you can apply here)
  • Met all the academic requirements for LBIC, excluding English Language
  • Taken a recognised English qualification, such as IELTS (students who require a Tier 4 visa must hold an 'Academic IELTS for UKVI' certificate)
  • Checked to see which Pre-sessional course is most suitable for you

Once you have done this you can apply using the tabs in the top right hand corner of this webpage.

Please note: You will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you take the ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test. Some IELTS centres run both kinds of Academic IELTS so you must make sure you book the UKVI recognised Academic IELTS called ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’.

For more information please contact us here

 

Our online English Language learning is Face-to-Face – you will see your tutors and fellow students for a minimum of 19 hours a week, you will receive a free digital course book and have one-to-one tutorials with your personal tutor. Maximum class size is now 12.