Prepare for Success
Online preparation course
Improve your academic knowledge, skills and language ability on our 4-week virtual preparation course – before you start your academic programme with us.
Count down to the start of your programme with our online study modules
Prepare for Success is the start of your academic journey. Confirm your place with us and you'll benefit from up to 100 hours of online study designed to give you the competitive edge to succeed in your academic programme. These in-depth sessions will introduce you to new study structures, academic skills, enrichment activities, and personal learning outcomes needed to succeed on your academic adventure.
How to access the course
Getting started with your Prepare for Success course is easy. To access this course, all you need to do is confirm your place with us and begin paying towards your tuition fees.
1. Confirm your place
It’s important that you confirm your place* on your programme in order to gain access to the preparation course. Find out more about the admissions process.
2. Send payment
To secure your place, you will need to arrange a confirmation payment and pay £6,000 advance tuition fees as soon as possible so you can access this vital preparation.
3. Start studying
After you have confirmed your place and paid your fees, you can access a wide range of online learning modules before beginning your programme. You will receive further instructions about how to access the course.
*Please note Prepare for Success is not applicable for November starters.
What can you expect from the preparation course?
The preparation course is the start of your academic journey. This specialist course is designed for international students and divided into various sessions, introducing you to everything you need to succeed.
You’ll benefit from:
- A welcoming international community where you can meet fellow students
- The confidence to become an independent and effective learner
- A supportive space to practice your English and interactive with other students
- Access to high-quality academic content and English language materials
- Personalised feedback from your tutors from the beginning of your education journey
You will receive a calendar outlining how to organise your time for each study session so you can make the most of this course. Study topics include:
- Preparing for life in the UK
- Looking to the future
- Developing intercultural skills
- Studying with us
You will complete a self-assessment at the start of each session. You will then use this to reflect on your progress during the course and identify areas for development. There will be three learning aims for each session:
- Learning skills
- Life skills
- Language skills
Get involved with live masterclasses and clubs as part of our enrichment programme. We offer engaging live sessions in interest areas such as:
You can also chat to your classmates about the course and enrichment activities using our online forums.
Supporting you every step of the way
Throughout your studies with us, you’ll feel supported by an expert team of academic and welfare support staff. We’ll make sure you know who you can speak to, whether you have questions about assignments or want to schedule time to talk about careers or need personal support, we’re here to help you.
How to apply
See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.
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