We offer courses during term-time and the summer with flexible entry and exit points depending on your current level of English (IELTS score) and the requirements of your main University of Birmingham offer for: Foundation Pathways, undergraduate study and postgraduate study.
The length of course you need depends on your existing level of English, and on the score specified in the offer letter for your University of Birmingham degree.
All our courses are accredited by the British Council with strengths identified in three areas: Course Design, Teaching and Care of Students.
If you wish to apply for one of our pre-sessional programmes you must present an approved English test, usually an IELTS, as proof of your ability in English. For campus based programmes, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for the pre-sessional course in addition to the CAS you will need for your main programme of study.
However, in certain circumstances the UKVI regulations allow for an integrated CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) to be assigned to cover both the presessional course and your main programme of study.
Please note that you will not need a CAS for the wholly online pre-sessional programmes, but will require one for your main programme of study in the UK, or if you join us on campus to complete the pre-sessional programme.
The UK Home Office recently made changes to the rules about English language tests for presessional courses. These are known as SELT (Secure English Language Tests) and more information is available from the Home Office website and our SELT information webpage.