Courses

 

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​Choose from professional, undergraduate or postgraduate preparation courses

At the ELTC we have been delivering university preparation courses since 2006. We also run the Cardiff Metropolitan University International Foundation Course as well as having a broad portfolio of professional and vocational English language courses.

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International Foundation Course

This course is intended to provide a vehicle for international students who wish to improve their English language proficiency and become familiar with the conventions of Higher Education in the UK. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded with 120 transferrable academic credits and will be assisted in applying for their chosen progression courses either within Cardiff Metropolitan University or at other UK universities.

Course Aims
Knowledge & Understanding

  • Use the main English verb tenses for a variety of purposes including giving narratives, reporting, expressing possibility and probability.
  • Use passive constructions to express mood and write accounts and instructive texts.
  • Use relative clauses to define subjects and provide additional information.
  • Use conditionals to express likelihood and cause and effect relationships.
  • Use different styles of English including formal and informal register and academic English.
  • Understand the rigours of UK university studies in preparing for and accurately recording lectures, conferences and seminars.
  • Understand academic and topic-specific vocabulary while avoiding jargon where possible.
  • Discuss aspects of UK life and how they apply to international students.
  • Meaningfully reflect on their experiences of studying in a UK university.

Skills & Other Attributes

  • Improve their literacy skills in order to cope with their chosen progression programme.
  • Identify and organise information they have encountered in a variety of contexts through the receptive skills of listening and reading.
  • Construct simple, compound and complex sentences in order to produce appropriate texts.
  • Take part in meaningful interactions with native speakers in a number of contexts from informal to academic.
  • Give coherent oral presentations on their chosen topic of study.
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding in real-life situations using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Analyse texts to infer a writer's opinions or biases and identify facts.


Course Content:
English Language Proficiency
English for Academic Purposes          
Professional Development
Critical Thinking
Context Analysis


Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 17 and have an IELTS level of 4.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 17th September 2018 - 7th June 2019
Up to 21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £8,950.

This course is delivered on the Cyncoed campus.

Date: 14th January 2019 - 23rd August 2019
Up to 21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £8,950.

This first two terms of this course are delivered on the Cyncoed campus.  The third term is delivered on Cyncoed or Llandaff and start times may vary.

Certification
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a level 3 foundation certificate and be awarded 120 transferrable academic credits from the Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Price includes course books. 
A full range of modern teaching and learning equipment is available on this course.
Students have full access to the library, internet and computer facilities.

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International Foundation Course (Art & Design)

 

The International Foundation Course (Art & Design) is a one year full-time programme that aims to develop language and academic skills to a level appropriate for successful progression to an intended undergraduate degree course. The programme provides students on successful completion guaranteed opportunity to join Year 1 (Level 4) of any of the undergraduate three-year honours degree courses within Cardiff School of Art & Design. 
 
The International Foundation Course (Art & Design) is intended for students who fall into one or both of the following categories:
 
1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level or equivalent points score.
2. Students who have not achieved the required level in English proficiency.

The programme will also help International students to develop their creative practice and to become familiar with the art and design teaching methods employed in UK Universities.​​

View the full course entry for International Foundation Course (Art & Design)​​.

​The language​ modules​ of this course are delivered on the Cyncoed campus.  The Art and Design modules are delivered on the Llandaff campus in the Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Pre-Sessional English

This course is designed to improve your English to a level which students are able to undertake study at a UK university.

September 2018 Pre-Sessional:

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 4.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 17th September 2018 – 18th January 2019 
21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £3,450.


Advanced Entry Pre-Sessional (i):

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 5.0 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 22nd October 2018 – 18th January 2019
21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £2,450.


Advanced Entry Pre-Sessional (ii):

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 5.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 19th November 2018 – 18th January 2019

21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £1,900.


January 2019 Pre-Sessional:

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 4.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 28th January 2019 - 31st May 2019

 21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £3,450.


Advanced Entry Pre-Sessional (i):

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 5.0 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates:  4th March 2019 - 31st May 2019
21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £2,450.


Advanced Entry Pre-Sessional (ii):

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 5.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: Dates to be confirmed
21 Contact hours per week starting at 9am each weekday.
Cost: £1,900.

Price includes course books.
A full range of modern teaching and learning equipment is available on this course.
Students have full access to the library, internet and computer facilities.

 

Pre-Sessional Summer Courses


Summer 2018 Pre-Sessional:

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 4.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 18th June 2018 – 7th September 2018 
25 Contact hours per week starting at 10am each weekday.
Cost: £3,700.


Advanced Entry Pre-Sessional (i):

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 5.0 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 2nd July 2018 – 7th September 2018
25 Contact hours per week starting at 10am each weekday.
Cost: £3,100.


Advanced Entry Pre-Sessional (ii):

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 5.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Dates: 30th July 2018 – 7th September 2018

25 Contact hours per week starting at 10am each weekday.
Cost: £1,850.

Price includes course books. 
A full range of modern teaching and learning equipment is available on this course.
Students have full access to the library, internet and computer facilities.

In-Sessional drop-in classes

Students may select which classes from our existing courses that they wish to attend and build their own study plan to suit their needs. Maximum size 20.

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18 and have an IELTS level of 4.5 or above or an equivalent grade. A minimum of IELTS 4.0 in each component or equivalent is required under UKVI regulations.

Cost: £12.50 per hour

 

 

One-to-one classes

Tailor made courses to suit a student's individual needs whether they are for General English at any level, Business English or English for a Specific Purpose. Maximum size 1.

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over the age of 18. Students must already have a UK visa.

Cost: £40 per hour

 

 

Bespoke courses

We offer flexible study programmes and can design one specifically to order.

  • Specialist language programmes for businesses.
  • Small groups.
  • Specific courses to suit your needs.


Entry Requirements:

Students must be over the age of 18. Students must already have a UK visa.

Dates: Dates are set to requirement.
Cost: Cost can be calculated according to requirement