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Overview

South and City College is a member of both the British Council and English UK. Fast Track English courses are for UK and EU students who have completed secondary level education and want to move on quickly in their English language learning at Pre-Intermediate level and above. Students will have the opportunity to take an optional Cambridge qualification (KEY, PET or FCE). At higher levels students focus on preparation for Academic English and Academic English skills.

Course description

Our Fast Track English courses are delivered at Digbeth campus, 5 minutes' walk from The Bullring.

Students can study for 15 or 20 hours per week. The benefits of choosing the Fast Track option are:

  • Intensive programme for 5 days per week
  • Courses focus on individual needs
  • Cambridge accredited qualifications available
  • Weekly lessons on IELTS and academic skills

Term dates are available on the website. Timetables are for guidance and may be subject to minor changes to times. Maximum group size is 20 students. The course length is up to 36 weeks, with flexible entry points.

Fees are charged per semester for the number of hours per week studied: 15 hours = £500 per semester 21 hours = £800 per semester

The 2 semesters are: September to April (Easter) April (after Easter break) to August

Class times for 15 hours a week are Monday to Friday 09.15-12.15. Class times for 20 hours a week are Monday to Friday 09.15-12.15 and Monday & Tuesday 13.45-15.15.

Students have the option to take the Cambridge Key English Test (KET), Preliminary English Test (PET), First Certificate in English (FCE) or the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). The exam fees are: KET: £100 PET: £103 FCE: £140 CAE: £144

What areas will I study?

Your teachers will use a range of different teaching and learning methods to enable you to communicate in a variety of situations. To improve your speaking, you will work on your conversational skills on on delivering presentations. You will focus on the accurate use of grammar and pronunciation while broadening your vocabulary in practical real life contexts. The course will also help you to improve your reading and writing skills.

Levels: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate & Advanced (IELTS: 3.0-7.5, CEFR: A2-C1, ESOL: Entry Level 2 - Level 2)

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 - Short (<24 Weeks) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 £800.00 £800 hours per term for 21 hours per week tuition Short (<24 Weeks) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information Short (<24 Weeks) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2020/21 - Short (<24 Weeks) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2020/21 £800.00 £800 hours per term for 21 hours per week tuition Short (<24 Weeks) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2020/21 Please contact the college for fee information Short (<24 Weeks) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
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