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Pre-sessional for LBIC

This course offers you the ideal opportunity to improve your academic language skills for your future studies with Brunel Pathway College and Brunel University, as well as helping you settle into student life in the UK. 

Class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 12 and will often be smaller than that.  This is to allow for the best possible experience and to maintain safe social distancing. 

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)


Sample Timetable (online)



To apply for a Brunel Pathway College (BPC)/LBIC Pre-sessional course you must:

  • Hold an offer for a BPC/LBIC course (if you have not yet done so, you can apply here)
  • Have met all the academic requirements for LBIC, excluding English Language
  • Have a recognised English qualification, such as IELTS (students who require a Student Visa must hold a SELT, such as 'Academic IELTS for UKVI')

To help you decide, which course to apply for, please use the table available below.


Please note: You will only be able to apply for a Student Visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you have a Secure English Language Test (SELT):

  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert
  • Pearson
  • Trinity College London
  • PSI Services (UK) Ltd

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’.


Designed to provide you with intensive English language support in a friendly and supportive environment prior to your studies with LBIC (our Brunel Pathway College)