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Manchester, England

Manchester is one of Britain's largest cities but buzzes with the warmth and welcome of a village. Home to three universities, this is a city for students - offering plenty of nightclubs, bars and pubs in which to meet friends after a hard day of study. The city centre has some of the best shops and restaurants in England as well as famous venues like the Hard Rock Café which celebrates the city's important pop music heritage.

If culture is more your scene, Manchester also plays host to a packed schedule of musicals, operas and dramas in its historic theatres. And, like any vibrant, cosmopolitan city, has a dizzying array of art galleries and museums to choose from, many of which are free.

EXCEL College is in the centre of Manchester - just moments from Piccadilly Rail Station. The college welcomes students from all over the world and offers a friendly welcome in the heart of this exciting city. The college specialises in IELTS preparation and will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful result in your exam and entry into higher education in the UK.

EXCEL College also provides English Language Tuition, Diplomas in IT Studies and University Foundation Programmes in Business & Economics and Science & Technology. These courses focus on developing the skills you need to enter the UK University system and the strategies required to succeed in your undergraduate studies.

The staff at EXCEL College understand that your time with them is valuable preparation for your future. They will help you achieve not only the IELTS score you need but give you a fresh confidence in all areas of English, preparing you for anything you may face in your continuing UK studies.

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EXCEL College

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Ensuring you get the best from your time studying in Manchester is our number one priority. All our staff are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your stay here, not just in learning with us, but in immersing yourself in the best Manchester has to offer!

Full-time Courses for Academic Year

Course prices based on a September enrolment. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF COURSES AND FEES

English as a Foreign Language

Course Title

English as a Foreign Language


1 year, 15 hours per week


£1980 GBP


Conversational English, Academic Reading & Writing, Grammar, Pronunciation, Study Skills and Tutorials.


To help students of different English levels to improve their general language ability and begin preparing for the IELTS Exam.

IELTS Skills Training Course and EFL

Course Title

English for Academic Purposes-IELTS Preparation F/T


1 year, 21 hours per week


£2780 GBP


IELTS training in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing; Main Course, Reading & Writing, Grammar, Pronunciation, Study Skills and Tutorials.


Improve test familiarity and provide solid foundations in IELTS testing skills and strategies in order to receive scores that will satisfy university IELTS entrance requirements.

Diploma in Advanced IT Skills for University and Career Preparation

Qualifications to be earned:

- e-QUALS Diploma for IT Users (Year 1)
- e-QUALS Advanced Diploma for IT Users (Year 2)

Fees: £2100

Year 1 Objectives:
Overall the students will learn how to develop and present effective presentations utilizing the most commonly used software packages for both university and the workplace. This is a skills development course which hopes to improve visual, written, and oral presentation strategies. The course prepares students to enter the university or workplace with solid foundations in presentation skills and an IT structured portfolio in hand.

Term 1: Garner an understanding of core I.T. skills while becoming proficient in Office standard programs Word and Excel. Students will learn the appropriate language and layout structures for CVs in applying their new-found knowledge to practical assignments. Students will also consider the importance of IT from the perspective of university and career situations.

Term 2: Become familiar with using the Office software program Access gaining proficiency in the design and manipulation of databases. This term will also cover units addressing email and internet, their use and navigation, learning the full importance and effectiveness of these tools in university or career perspectives.

Term 3: Explore the application of Office programs Publisher and PowerPoint gaining a broad understanding of the uses and possibilities. Utilize the practical and functional elements of what has been learned in the previous terms through hands on experience in devising and developing professional standard presentations.

Qualification structure and assessment:

Continuous internal and external assessment.

For the award of a full certificate, candidates must successfully complete assessments for one core unit plus at least two additional units. Candidates will also receive a certificate for each individual unit achieved.

Final accreditation offered after passing City & Guilds e-QUALS online assessment for Diploma and Advanced Diploma in IT Skills.

University Foundation Programme

Course Title

University Foundation Programme: Business/Economics or Science/Technology


1 year, 24 hours per week


£3500 GBP


Compulsory: English, Study Skills, I.T.
Selective: Physics, Maths, Business


To give international students important insight into the rigours of the UK University schooling system. The course will prepare students to succeed in their undergraduate studies in Higher Learning institutions around the UK.

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