Located in Cranford in the Borough of Hounslow London, we offer a diverse range of recognised qualifications on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, accredited by reputable, well-established UK awarding organisations. The London College is also accredited as a premier college by the Accreditation Service International Colleges (ASIC).
The London College offers competitive fees and prides itself in providing students with a quality teaching and learning experience. Class sizes are small yet diverse and allow for plenty of individual attention. Students are also allocated personal tutors and have access to welfare and counselling services and academic support.
English Language Requirement
Applicants whose first language is not English must show evidence of a good level of competence in both written and spoken English (including EU students). Furthermore you may be required to complete an English Language Assessment Test or be invited for an interview to assess your English language level. The following qualifications (or their equivalents) are acceptable as a minimum level of competence in English:
- British Council IELTS Academic English Test
Pass at minimum band of 5.5 for undergraduate programmes or 6.0 for postgraduate programmes
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Pass at grade C
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Pass at minimum grade C
- Paper Based Test TOEFL
Minimum score of 550
- Computer Based Test TOEFL
Minimum score of 213
- Internet Based Test TOEFL
Minimum score of 70
- O Level/GCSE/A-Level English Language Examination amended by UK exam board
A pass grade would be acceptable
A score of at least 785
- PTE (Peason Test of English)
A score of at least 43 in each component
Although living and studying in a different country is an exciting experience, it can also be very demanding.
You will face the challenges of meeting new people, attending lectures, sitting exams and completing assignments - all in English.
You may also find that teaching and learning techniques differ from those used in your home country. This is why we offer study skills support to International Students.
English language support classes are taken by students in parallel with their programme of study and focus on academic English and study skills as well as general English. These classes are offered free of charge to all registered students.
SAMPLE STUDENT BUDGET PER MONTH
Note: The sample student budget is provided as a guideline only and is subject to change. Transport costs are revised by the Transport for London each year.
Single Room Accommodation (room only):
400.00 - 500.00 GBP per month
1st month 200.00 GBP (Security Deposit; REFUNDABLE) + 400.00/ 500.00 GBP = 600 - 700.00 GBP
Subsequent months: 400.00 - 500.00 GBP
Travel by Public Transport
18+ Student Oyster Card
: £10.00 (Electronic Card used to pay for travel on London Underground and Buses)
Travel Card- London Underground and Bus:
Zones 1-2: 78.40 GBP (per month)
Zones 1-3: 91.80 GBP (per month)
Zones 1-4: 112.20 GBP (per month)
Zones 1-5: 133.70 GBP (per month)
Zones: 1-6: 143.30 GBP (per month)
Travel by Bus only:
50.40 GBP (per month)
Other Expenses (Meals, Stationary, Books, Clothing etc): £300.00 GBP
Please note that the above is calculated as a student budget providing for necessities and is given as an estimate only. Each student will have a different lifestyle.
The above budget does not take into account account travel expenses when students wish to visit their relatives during school holidays.
You may wish to adjust the above budget by selecting a different type of accommodation:
Double Room Accommodation (Room Only)
: 320.00 - 340.00 GBP per month
1st month 200.00 GBP (security deposit; REFUNDABLE) + 320.00/340.00 GBP = 520 - 540 GBP
Subsequent months: 320.00 - 340.00 GBP
(Room plus Breakfast and Evening Meal):
||668 GBP per month
||628 GBP per month
|Twin (with Bathroom)
||564 GBP per month
||512 GBP per month
||448 GBP per month
Students are advised to make all the Travel Arrangements well in advance. Please remember to inform the college of your Arrival Date, giving details of the Airline and Flight Number as well. In this way we will be able to give you proper advice and information. So, you will settle into London in the smoothest possible manner.
When packing your luggage for a whole year's stay you will need a good range of both warm and cool clothing. The UK climate is very changeable. When you arrive in September the average temperature will be about 15C; however by December/January it can fall as low as 1 to 3C. In the summer months temperatures in the South of England can be quite hot at around 25C.
Mains Electrical Power in the UK is 240v so do not bring any electrical items that need mains power unless they are dual voltage 110-120/220-240v (for example, a Laptop Computer). It may be advisable to buy small electrical items in the UK like a Hair Drier or Shaver this will save you the cost of a transformer (which is liable to burn out and destroy your possessions).
Make sure you have the following in your Hand Luggage:
- Valid Passport or National ID Card.
- Cash and Travelers Cheques for immediate needs on arrival.
- Credit Cards.
- A Jacket or Jumper (it may be cold/raining when you arrive!).
- Your Accommodation Address.
If you come from a country with a Health-Care Agreement with the United Kingdom , or you are enrolled on a course for six months or more, you may be able to get medical treatment on the National Health Service (NHS).
Short-term students who are here for less than six months and visitors are not entitled to free medical treatment, and you will be charged for any treatment you receive. Please make sure you have enough Health Insurance to cover your stay.
You can get more information from the Department of Health:
Registering with a Doctor
- To find a Doctor (or Dentist, Optician, Chemist) in the area where you live, you can check www.nhs.uk
- Call the GP Surgery to make an appointment to register. Ask the Surgery what documents you need to bring with you (usually an enrolment letter and passport).
- Register at the start of your course don't wait till you are ill!
We also highly recommend NHS Direct Health Advice Portal which is available 24 hours. Qualified Medical Staff will be able to offer you advice by telephone and e-mail. It is an easy and convenient way to receive a medical advice without the need to leave your home!
NHS (Non-Emergency) Telephone Number: 111