Colchester English to run NCC foundation

18, November, 2014

Colchester English Study Centre in the UK has announced it has been approved by NCC Education as an Accredited Partner Centre and will offer the NCC International Foundation Year (IFY) from September 2015.

Colchester English Study Centre

The IFY is a one-year pre-university qualification including English language teaching and is  designed to provide international students with an entry route into UK university courses or progression onto the NCC Education Level 4 diplomas in Computing, Business and Business IT.

Ian Pack, Managing Director of CESC, said, “The addition of the IFY programme to our existing portfolio means that students from around the world can benefit from the full academic progression route we now offer. Students and their agents often want a direct route to a high-quality UK university. We can fulfil that demand as an NCC Education accredited centre which benefits from existing articulations with over 25 universities.”

For entry onto the IFY courses at CESC, candidates must have completed a secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects, and have a test score of 4.5 in the Ielts examination or equivalent. Alternatively, students can take the free NCC Education Standard English Placement Test, administered by CESC.

CESC was established in 1969 and is a year-round centre for students aged 16 and over offering a range of programmes including General English, exam preparation courses, teacher training, group courses and specialist programmes.  

Meanwhile, in a separate announcement, NCC Education recently unveiled two new university pathway agreements with Birmingham City University and University Centre Croydon, which runs courses validated by the University of Sussex.

Students successfully completing the IFY at a local centre worldwide or in the UK will be offered guaranteed places at the institutions. NCC Education has articulation arrangements with over 40 universities worldwide, including in Australia, Canada and the USA.

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