English Language Pre-sessional Course

English Language Pre-sessional Course

Dates 

This in-person course will begin on Monday 26 June 2023 with in-person enrolment. Classes run every weekday for 10 weeks with the course officially ending on Tuesday 5 September 2023 with results and feedback sessions. Please note that if you will need a Visa to study in the UK, you will need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT), as approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), before applying for the pre-sessional course. For example, the UKVI version of the IELTS Academic test.

Will successful completion of this pre-sessional online English language course be sufficient for visa purposes? 

Yes! You will be tested at the end of this course. If you succeed you will NOT need any additional English language test and can apply for your Student Visa with this qualification. 

 

Syllabus 

This course combines Academic Preparation, General English and Study Skills. You will also be required to complete assignments, self-directed study and instrumental practice outside of class hours. The course aims to raise a student’s English level by the equivalent of one IELTS band (1.0) before the start of the academic year in September. You will have the opportunity to complete practice tests and will also be required to sit a formal examination at the end of the course. 

  • Academic Preparation focusses on improving your English for academic purposes, developing the necessary skills, techniques and strategies required to achieve the required level.  

  • General English focusses on the use of English in everyday situations, enabling you to improve your grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and communication in order to strengthen your knowledge of English and to build confidence in using English. 

  • Study Skills focusses on appropriate referencing, note-taking, understanding lectures, summarising, critical analysis, reflection, presentations, seminars and tutorials. These skills will be essential when studying your main course.  
     

Cost 

Course tuition fees for the 10-week programme: £4,100 

Qualifications for Entry onto the 10-week Pre-sessional Course

Please note that we also accept Pearsons UKVI and LanguageCert SELT.

RWCMD Course Minimum Level Required IELTS Academic
Foundation in Scenic Construction,
BMus (Hons) Music, 
BMus (Hons) Jazz, 
BA (Hons) Design for Performance, 
Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance 
MA Design for Performance, 
Postgraduate Diploma – Music 
 
Overall Score 4.5
Listening 4.5
Reading 4.5
Writing 4.5
Speaking 4.5
BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre, 
MA Stage & Event Management, 
MA Jazz, 
MA Advanced Opera Performance, 
MA Repetiteur Studies, 
MMus Music (2 years full time), 
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Practice 
 
Overall Score 5.0
Listening 4.5
Reading 4.5
Writing 4.5
Speaking 4.5
MMus Music (13 months intensive),
MA Opera 360: The Opera Industry 
Overall Score 5.5
Listening 4.5
Reading 5.0
Writing 5.0
Speaking 4.5
MA Arts Management 
 
Overall Score 6.0
Listening 4.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 4.5
BA Musical Theatre, 
MA Musical Theatre 
 
Overall Score 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 4.5
Writing 4.5
Speaking 5.5
MA Opera Directing  Overall Score 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5

If you already have an IELTS or other certificate that is under two years old then this can be used for entry onto the pre-sessional English course, providing you achieve the minimum grades above. 

 

How to Apply 

Log back into your Acceptd account.

In the Start an Application box on the left-hand side, select the following:

Application Type: Other

Department: Post-Offer

Course: International Students

Select a Program: Pre-sessional English Course

Complete and submit the application form on Acceptd.

Deadline for applications and payment: Tuesday 9th May

 

Visa Information 

We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with visa regulations and requirements as soon as possible.  You can find information on the Visas and Immigrations website:  https://www.gov.uk/student-visa