English Language Programme

The ELTU's accredited English Language Programme gives you the opportunity to study in a UK University environment. This programme is suitable for students who do not yet qualify for a Tier 4 Visa.
  • Presessional CoursesEntry requirements shown below are IELTS. If you have a different qualification, check our entry levels page.

  • Requires Student Visitor Visa, Dependent Visa, or EU passport.
  • The minimum age for enrolment on all programmes is 18.
  • 21 hours per week full-time intensive study.
  • Maximum 16 students in a class.
  • All study materials are included in the tuition fee.
  • Fees should be paid in full before the start of the course: information about fees payment and refunds

Choose your programme below, depending on your level of English and your preferred start date. If you live outside the European Union (EU), you must apply before the date shown, or your visa will not arrive in time.

For general enquiries about the English Language Programme, email: elp@le.ac.uk

30-Week Programmes

Choose your programmeEntry requirementStart - end datesApply before (outside EU)

English Language Programme
30 weeks (Modules ABC)

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IELTS 4.0

07 Oct 2019 - 12 Jun 2020
13 Jan 2020 - 11 Sept 2020

12 Aug 2019
18 Nov 2019

English Language Programme
30 weeks (Modules BCD)

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IELTS 4.5

07 Oct 2019 - 12 Jun 2020
30 Mar 2020 - 18 Dec 2020

12 Aug 2019
03 Feb 2020

20-Week Programmes

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English Language Programme
20 weeks (Modules BC)

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IELTS 4.5
13 Jan 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
30 Mar 2020 - 11 Sept 2020
18 Nov 2019
03 Feb 2020

English Language Programme
20 weeks (Modules CD)

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IELTS 5.0

08 Jul 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
13 Jan 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 18 Dec 2020

13 May 2019
18 Nov 2019
11 May 2020

10-Week Programmes

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English Language Programme
10 weeks (Module C)

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*no progression to module D*

IELTS 5.0

08 Jul 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
*07 Oct 2019 – 13 Dec 2019*

30 Mar 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 11 Sep 2020

13 May 2019
12 Aug 2019

03 Feb 2020
11 May 2020

English Language Programme
10 weeks (Module D)

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IELTS 5.5

07 Oct 2019 – 13 Dec 2019
30 Mar 2020 - 12 Jun 2020

12 Aug 2019
03 Feb 2020

Take your entry test in Leicester

If you are already in the UK, we offer a test here in Leicester for entry onto our English Language Programmes. Contact us for details.

Telephone: +44 (0) 116 229 7859 Email: eltu@le.ac.uk

Holidays and closure dates

Please find the dates when there will be no teaching here.

Fees Payment

Course fees should be paid in full before the start of the course. Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Online by Credit or Debit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and Delta)
  • Electronic Bank Transfer
  • Cheque / Banker's Draft

Full details are available on the Finance Office web pages.

Refund

English Language Programme students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place on the English Language course as set out in the relevant programme specification. If a student withdraws within 14 days of date the University received the non-refundable deposit to secure their place on the English Language Programme the deposit paid will be returned in full. Otherwise it will not be refundable. Please click here for full details of the refund policy.

If you start your course and then decide to leave before completing it, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund depending on the date of your withdrawal:

  • If a student withdraws within 14 days of the course start date the fee liability is Nil (there will be a full refund);
  • The fee liability is determined by the course tuition fee based on the number of weeks in attendance as a proportion of the number of weeks specified in the normal period of registration as set out in the relevant programme specification;

A partially completed week is treated as a full week for the fee liability calculation.

05 Nov 2018

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