About ETC International College
ETC International College is a leading English language, higher and further education college in Bournemouth and is your solution to learning English within an English environment. We are passionate about language learning and aim to provide professional, qualified teaching in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer a wide selection of English language courses in Bournemouth which guarantee a steady, yet fun, progression.
Choosing to study with us means you can expect great teaching, clear progress and an excellent service.
Experience the UK like never before, learn in an authentic, but modern environment and make friendships that last a lifetime.
Bournemouth-based specialist language college partners with RefuAid
ETC International College has partnered with RefuAid, a specialist charity, in order to support refugees who need to raise their English level in order to advance their careers / study options in the UK. RefuAid started the Language Project because they felt there was a strong need to support refugees seeking access to higher education or professional training, but who are unable to do so due to language requirements.
Proof of language proficiency is a requirement for entry to all higher education institutions and professional training programmes, yet most displaced people are unable to afford the fees and remain trapped in ‘survival’ jobs. ETC International College and RefuAid believe people should be able to access education and employment that is commensurate with their skills, experience and potential, rather than being held back by their displacement.
This project has been designed to help refugee students take certain exams, in order to provide a gateway to higher education and professional training. ETC will therefore be offering several free places to refugees through RefuAid and supporting them through their studies and onward journeys to further studies and / or employment.
REFUAID IS A CHARITABLE FUND SET UP UNDER THE AUSPICES OF PRISM THE GIFT FUND (CHARITY NO. 1099682)
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Why Study at ETC?
Popular Courses at ETC
- Standard (15 hours per week)
- Intensive (18 hours per week)
- Super Intensive (21 hours per week)
- IELTS Exam Preparation (15 hours per week)
- B2 First Exam Preparation (15 hours per week)
- C1 Advanced Exam Preparation (15 hours per week)
We have something for everyone
Studying in the UK as a foreign student can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be! One of the first things you will need to organise for your stay in Bournemouth is your accommodation.
ETC International College offers both homestay and residence accommodation. Take a look at our accommodation options below.
My ETC Story - Izabel Scalabrin
I had an amazing time at ETC! Everyone was so friendly. Bournemouth is a great town to spend time in and it’s the perfect location, just 2 hours from London. The beaches are fantastic and there’s always something going on. From the moment I arrived, ETC felt like a second home.
My teachers really made my learning experience fun and I learned a lot in a very short space of time. Looking to the future I know my time at ETC will surely help my career opportunities.
Thank you ETC!
Accreditations and Affiliations
The ISI is an approved educational oversight body authorised by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to carry out inspections following the UK’s framework for Educational Oversight. ETC International College was awarded Grade 1 (Exceeds Expectations) in all categories of their ISI Report in November 2012 and 2013, including:
- Quality of the curriculum.
- Teaching and learners’ achievement.
- Students’ welfare (including health and safety and the effectiveness of governance, leadership and management).
View our ISI Report 2021 View our ISI Report 2018 View our ISI Report 2016 View our ISI Report 2015 View our ISI Report 2013 View our ISI Report 2012
New ETC Laboratories
The ETC International College laboratory and workshop facility has completed a significant refurbishment and is now being used for a wide range of practical learning applications for our students.
The on-site facility is divided into four distinct areas, all of which are equipped to allow students the opportunity to research, experiment and create technology and equipment integral to their course of study.
The areas are also used for prototype development and testing linked to project work, where Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and Aeronautical disciplines can overlap, for example with the installation of electrical
& electronic control systems into remote control yachts.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enrol at ETC International College?
To enrol at ETC, click the button below to complete the enrolment form. Once you have completed this enrolment form, a member of our admissions staff will contact you with further information.
What is my current English level?
You will take an English test on your first Monday studying at ETC. We use this test to learn your current level of English which helps us know in which class you would learn best.
If you would like to take an English test early we have an online test that is available. It is free to take this test.
What is the minimum age of study?
Students must be aged 16+ years old to study on an Adult course from September to May. In June, July and August, our Junior Programme is available for students aged 12 to 17 years old.
I have another question. How do I contact you?
Contacting a member of ETC is really easy! Complete the contact form below and we will make sure your enquiry is answered as soon as possible.
What makes Bournemouth so amazing?
- Bournemouth has over 7 miles (11km) of award-winning sandy beaches and over 200 restaurants & bars.
- Coaches and trains run several times every hour to and from London.
- You can fly from many European cities to Bournemouth or nearby Southampton airport.
If you would like to ask us a question please complete the form below. If your request is urgent please contact the emergency telephone. You will have received this number in your welcome pack and in your acceptance letter.