Students in class

English Language Courses

Develop your English language skills

Improve your English language skills

If you meet the academic entry requirements for our programmes but need help with your English language, you can join our English Language Preparation programme delivered fully online first. The programme is designed to develop your English language skills and introduce you to essential academic and study skills before travelling to the International Study Centre to begin your academic programme.  

Depending on your current ability and the level you require for your chosen academic programme at the International Study Centre, you will study a 16, 10 or 6-week English language programme. You will be studying the English programme in a diverse online classroom with international students from all around the world, studying at a range of our International Study Centres.

Our innovative learning platform – Insendi enables you to study more effectively with through interactive tasks and activities in addition to live sessions delivered by highly experienced tutors, allowing you to review and challenge yourself at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.  

Benefits of studying our English Language Preparation Online Programmes

Our English language course is designed to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking while boosting your confidence in communicating with classmates and tutors ahead of starting your academic programme.  

We offer a range of programme lengths available to suit your needs and requirements, with dedicated support and guidance from our expert tuition staff. Whatever your length of study, our preparation courses will make sure you are ready to make the next step onto one of the International Study Centre programmes.

At the end of the online course your English language level will be assessed to ensure that you meet the English language level requirements for your face-to-face academic programme. You are not required to take an additional UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) to obtain a student visa before you come to campus.

Key facts

Age17+
Duration10 weeks​​
Fees£3,500​​
IntakesMay, August
Term dates13/05/2024 - 02/08/2024
26/08/2024 - 15/11/2024

English language entry requirements

Academic IELTS for UKVI or accepted equivalent

4.5 overall (4.5 in writing, minimum 4.0 in all other skills)

English language exit requirements

Academic IELTS for UKVI or accepted equivalent

5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing, no other skills less than 4.0)

Accepted tests

English Language Preparation Online for International Foundation Year

10 weeks:

Accepted Test Required score 
IELTS Academic UKVI 4.5 overall (4.5 in writing, minimum 4.0 in all other skills)
Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVIISE I Merit overall (ISE I Merit in writing and ISE I Pass in all other skills)

In addition to Academic IELTS, we accept the following UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for these programmes.

  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI

Our admission team will be able to advise further on the required scores for each test. 

Age17+​​
Duration6, 10 or 16 weeks​​
Fees

6 weeks: £2,100​​

10 weeks: £3,500

16 weeks: £5,600

Intakes

6 weeks: June​​, September

10 weeks: May, August

16 weeks: April, July

Term dates

6 weeks:
17/06/2024 - 09/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 15/11/2024

10 weeks:
13/05/2024 - 02/08/2024
26/08/2024 - 15/11/2024

16 weeks:
08/04/2024 - 09/08/2024
15/07/2024 - 15/11/2024

English language entry requirements

Academic IELTS for UKVI or accepted equivalent

6 weeks:
5.0 overall (5.0 in writing, minimum 4.5 in all other skills)

10 weeks:
4.5 overall (4.5 in all other skills)

16 weeks:
4.5 overall (4.5 in writing, minimum 4.0 in all other skills)

English language exit requirements

Academic IELTS for UKVI or accepted equivalent

5.5 (minimum 5.5 in writing)

5.5 (minimum 5.5 in writing, with no skill lower 5.0)

Accepted tests

English Language Preparation Online for International Year One - Not applicable to International Year One Business Management or Business Management with Marketing pathways

Course durationAccepted Test Required score 
16 weeksIELTS Academic UKVI 4.5 overall (4.5 in writing, minimum 4.0 in all other skills)

Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVIISE I Merit overall, ISE I Merit in writing and ISE I Pass in all other skills
10 weeksIELTS Academic UKVI 4.5 overall (4.5 in all skills), or accepted equivalent

Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVIISE I Merit in all skills
6 weeksIELTS Academic UKVI 5.0 overall (5.0 in writing, minimum 4.5 in all other skills), or accepted equivalent

Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVIISE I Distinction overall, ISE I Distinction in writing and ISE I Merit in all other skills

In addition to Academic IELTS, we accept the following UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for these programmes.

  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI

Our admission team will be able to advise further on the required scores for each test. 

97%

of students who completed their English Language Preparation Online programme between April and August 2023 progressed to their onward academic programme at their chosen International Study Centre.

A group of students looking engaged in a classroom.

How to apply

Discover how to apply for a programme at the International Study Centre. You can also find the documents you need to provide alongside your application.

The Leeds International Study Centre sign

International Study Centre

Study abroad programs at the International Study Centre offers opportunities for international students to study in the UK. Discover how to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.

Student at graduation

Prepare for Success

Join our online preparation course at no extra cost, so that you are ready to begin your academic pathway programme.

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!