When can I start the course?

The majority of our courses start every Monday throughout the year.

How long can I study for?

The minimum is 1 week but you can study for as long as you want – up to 1 year if you wish!

Can I do course work on my mobile phone?

No, you need to bring a laptop or tablet for certain activities which are not mobile phone compatible/adaptive.

What is the minimum age?

16 years old. Please note that there is an additional student support supplement (£15 per week) for all 16-17 year olds.

How do I book my course?

You can easily book and pay for your course online. Alternatively, you can contact us on info@bsceducation.com for a list of authorised BSC representatives in your country.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. We ask for a deposit of 20% to secure the course and accommodation if you require it. Full payment must be received in full 28 days prior to the course start date. Bookings made within 14 days of arrival must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Do I need a visa to study at your college?

Your course length, type and place of study affect which visa to apply for. Please consult the UK Government website or check with a British Consulate or embassy in your country of residence.

How many students are there in each class?

We have a maximum of 14 students per class.

Where do the other students come from?

From all over the world! We have students from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Depending on the time of year, we have up to 35 different nationalities in our colleges at any one time!

Tell me about your teachers

We select our teachers very carefully. They are all professionally qualified and experienced in teaching English as a foreign language and all have many more skills that they bring with them to the classroom. Our teachers bring energy and enthusiasm to their lessons, making your language learning journey stimulating and enjoyable.

Are all course materials included?

Course materials for English Language Training classes are available for use while studying at BSC, at no extra charge. Discounts are available for any books purchased through BSC or partner portals. Students studying Skills for Success receive a book to keep upon completion of the course. All students will have access to myBSC during their stay and for 3 months post-departure. To optimise your study journey, we strongly recommend bringing your laptop or tablet for use in class and at home.

Will I receive an end of course certificate?

At the end of your course, you will receive a certificate as part of your graduation ceremony. This certificate will state the type and duration of your course, your attendance percentage as well as the level at which you studied.

Is there internet access available?

All BSC colleges and accommodation include Wi-Fi internet access.

Do I need travel insurance?

Before you arrive in the UK, we strongly recommend that you take out insurance for your own financial and personal security. You can take out your own insurance or take out the international student policy offered by Endsleigh which has been specifically designed for overseas students studying in the UK. Insurance is available from £6.80 per week. Organising this is extremely easy and can be done at the same time as booking your course.

What should I do if I need to talk to someone about any aspect of my stay?

If you need to talk to us about your course, accommodation or any other aspect of your stay, please let us know as soon as possible. You will find detailed information about the complaints procedure and who to contact on our website.