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Two colleges, one course ... the best of both worlds!
Both Hilderstone College and East Kent College are state further education colleges located in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Broadstairs, just a short walk from each other. Specialising in different areas of education they have combined to offer international students a unique international foundation course, the perfect way to start on the path to a university qualification in your chosen subject.

Choice of courses:

- English and Computing - English and Engineering
- English and Creative Media - English and Catering and Hospitality

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their English, as well as their academic knowledge in their chosen subject. With a clear path of progression through to an HNC course and degree course it is the perfect starting point for your academic studies in the UK.

Outcomes
You will improve your academic English skills. You will develop your knowledge of your chosen subject area. You will be ready to study at HNC level and beyond.

Course assessment
Successful completion of the course is achieved with:
• IELTS overall score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas
• a satisfactory level in the vocational subject
• an attendance of at least 85%.

Continuing your studies after the course
Successful completion of the International Foundation Course guarantees automatic entry onto the associated HNC (Higher National Certificate) programme at East Kent College, which is validated by Canterbury Christ Church University.

Entry requirements

English language:

36 week course: an English level equivalent to a minimum of an IELTS overall score of 5 with a minimum of 4.5 in all areas.

24 week course: an English level equivalent to a minimum of an IELTS overall score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in all areas.

In addition: suitability for the vocational subject chosen will be decided prior to acceptance onto the course.

Chosen subject:

A satisfactory personal statement (as judged by East Kent College) to showing your interest, experience and passion for the subject. This may include a Skype interview when decided necessary by the College.

Course dates and fees 2016-2017

36 week course: 26 September 2016 to 16 June 2017
24 week course: 03 January 2017 to 16 June 2017

Registration fee: £75

Course fee 36 week course: £9000
Course fee 24 week course: £6000

Homestay accommodation in 2017
£135 per week (if required).


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