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Learn English – Applications and entry requirements

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Applying for a course

There are no set deadlines for applying to an English language course – you can apply at any time. We recommend applying as early as possible before your chosen start date, to make sure you get a place on the course you want.

All English language centres manage their own admissions. There is no central application system. Visit the centre’s website or contact them directly to find out how to apply.

Course entry requirements

Every English language centre also sets its own entry requirements, to ensure that you have the right skills and knowledge to successfully complete the course.

  • For many courses, there are no formal entry requirements.
  • For some courses, you may have to show evidence of your language skills – either by taking a test set by the centre, or by showing you have English language qualifications. This ensures that you will be placed on a course that is right for your skills.

Have a look on your chosen English language centre’s website to find out about their entry requirements.

Visa entry requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study in the UK. Visas are managed by UK Visas and Immigration. To find out if you need a visa and how to apply, please see our article on visas.