Age Requirements

  • The minimum age for individual students from September to May is 16.
  • The minimum age for individual students from June to August is 12.
  • Students aged 16 & 17 may study in an adult General English class at any time of the year with permission from their parents.
  • The maximum duration a student aged 15 and under may stay in an ETC Homestay is 26 nights (unless a suitable foster family can be found).
  • Individual students aged 15 and under in the summer must book a Junior Programme.
  • Individual students aged 12 to 15 in the summer must book a Junior Programme if they wish to stay in the Junior Residence.
  • Next of kin details must be received for all students aged 17 and under prior to document issue.
  • Signed parental permission forms (signed by the parent) must be received for all students aged 17 and under prior to document issue.
  • Students aged 16 and 17 who are booked onto an adult course programme MUST follow junior policies and procedures, including curfew times.

Books

Students must have a course book in order to enter class.

Students studying for 3 weeks or less may borrow books for a small charge.
Students studying for 4 or more weeks must buy their books.
Books cost approximately £50 for standard courses and £70 for intensive and special purposes courses.  Book are available at the ETC Library.

Please Note

All lessons are 45 minutes long. ETC specifies a maximum class size of 14, however, where classrooms permit and are suitably equipped, lit, heated and ventilated, we reserve the right to use these rooms to their maximum capacity.  No classes will exceed 18 students. Classes may be in the mornings or the afternoons during busy periods.

Students following a Standard General English course (20 lessons per week) may have morning or afternoon lessons. Classes are normally run in the mornings from 8:45am to 12.05pm, but we cannot guarantee this timetable. During the busy summer months, students may have lessons in the afternoons.

Students who require a student visa must complete at least 15 hours of study per week (i.e. 20 lessons per week).

Term Dates

Course Dates
(Please note that one level normally runs for 12 weeks.  Beginners must start on our term start dates).
Term Dates
General English Courses: students can start on any Monday (beginners must start on our term start dates).

UFP and Pre-sessional: students must start on one of our term start dates.

Specialist Courses: students can start on any Monday of their choice (please see below for Bank holiday dates when ETC will be closed).

Exam Preparation Courses: students should start at the beginning of the term to fully benefit from the course.

09/01/2017 – 31/03/2017
03/04/2017 – 23/03/2017
26/06/2017 – 15/09/2017
18/09/2017 – 22/12/2017
Please contact ETC to confirm course or exam dates before booking your return flights or holidays.  Please let us know if you are a beginner (A1) or advanced (C2), as these levels may require special attention.  Cambridge Exam Preparation courses that start in December include a 2 week Christmas holiday; ETC will be closed at that time.
Course Dates
(Please note that one level normally runs for 12 weeks.  Beginners must start on our term start dates).
Term Dates
Holiday
(ETC will be closed for 2 weeks).
23rd December 2016 – 9th January 2016
Bank Holidays
(ETC is closed on these days.  No compensation, fee reductions, refunds, credit, additional lessons or extension of the course can be given for these days).
14/04/2017
17/04/2017
01/05/2017
29/05/2017
28/08/2017

General English Courses

English Language CoursesHours per weekLessons per week1-23 weeks24+ weeks
Standard General English1520£170 / week£160 / week
Intensive English1824£190 / week£180 / week
Super Intensive English2128£210 / week£200 / week
Full Immersion3040£290 / week£280 / week
English Language with E-Learning22.530£290 / week£280 / week
English for Academic Purposes22.530£295 / week£285 / week
One – to – One Courses£50 per 45 minute lesson
Students booking Intensive courses of 18 hours also have the option to take 21 hours with an additional 3 hours available Monday – Thursday 14.00 – 14.45 at no extra charge (available until 28th August 2015).

English Plus Courses

English Plus CoursesHours per weekLessons per week1-23 weeks24+ weeks
English + Tennis1520£340 / week£330/ week
English + Horse Riding1520£450 / week£440 / week
English + Dance1520£340 / week£330 / week
English + Golf1520£450 / week£440 / week
English + Photography1520£340 / week£330 / week
English + Alternative Therapies1520£340 / week£330 / week
Please note that the fees shown below include the General English component AND the specialist activity component.  They do not include accommodation, transportation to venues, insurance (unless stated) or other fees.

English + Tennis
Standard Courses of General English (20 lessons per week = 15 hours per week) + 5 sessions of tennis lessons with a tennis professional and practice games per week.  Each session is at least 1 hour long.

English + Horse riding
Standard Courses of General English (20 lessons per week = 15 hours per week) + 4 sessions of Horse riding / practice per week.  Fees shown include helmet hire.

English + Dance
Standard Courses of General English (20 lessons per week = 15 hours per week) + 5 sessions of dance training / practice per week.  Dance disciplines on the programme include Ballroom and Latin American dance, Salsa, Sequence dancing, Belly dancing, Modern dance / Dance for fun Jazz class and Ballet.  Each session is at least 1 hour long.

English + Golf
Standard Courses of General English (20 lessons per week = 15 hours per week) + 5 sessions of golf lessons with an experienced golfing teacher and practice games per week.  Bournemouth is one of the best places in Britain for golfing as the area surrounding Bournemouth has at least 12 high-standard golf courses.  Our English Plus Golf course offers clients the opportunity to develop their English language skills while also practising their golf swing!  Our clients will find that taking this combination course will help them to improve their language and their golfing skills and keen golfers should find that the programme offers really good value for money, as clients will not need to pay high membership fees and the green fees are included in the course price!

English + Photography
Standard Courses of General English (20 lessons per week = 15 hours per week) + 5 lessons of photography lessons, practice and assignment work per week.  Students should bring their own camera (35mm compact camera, 35mm SLR or high resolution digital cameras acceptable).

English + Alternative Therapies (Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage)
Standard Courses of General English (20 lessons per week = 15 hours per week) + 4 sessions of aromatherapy, reflexology and massage instruction and practice per week.

Extended Courses

2 lessons per week are dedicated to extra writing practice.
Students must complete at least 12 weeks to receive a Diploma.
Extended CoursesHours per weekLessons per week12 week course24 week course
Diploma Intensive Course2128£2340 / week£4680 / week
Diploma Super Intensive Course with IELTS2736£3540 / week£7080 / week

Exam Preparation Courses

Students can take an Intensive course for any exam preparation course.
The Intensive option includes 15 hours p/w of exam preparation and 3 hours p/w of communication skills.
For Intensive course prices please refer to the prices for ‘Intensive General English’.
Exam Preparation CoursesHours per weekLessons per week1-23 weeks24+ weeks
IELTS Preparation Courses
Leading to IELTS Exam: £170
1520£170 / week£160 / week
FCE Preparation Courses
Leading to Cambridge FCE Exam: £145
1520£170 / week£160 / week
CAE Preparation Courses
Leading to Cambridge CAE Exam: £145
1520£170 / week£160 / week
Trinity SELT Exam Preparation1520£170 / week£160 / week

Exam Fees

ETC is a Cambridge exam centre so once you have prepared, you can take your exam with us too.  If we don’t have any exams available at the time we can find another exam centre for you to join and we will book it for you.
ExamFee
IELTS£170
Cambridge BULATS (per module)£60
Cambridge KET£100
Cambridge PET£105
Online Cambridge CAE£150
ExamFee
Online Cambridge FCE£145
Cambridge FCE & CAE£145
BEC Preliminary£110
BEC Vantage£140
ILEC£180
ExamFee
BEC Higher£155
LCCI EB Business Practice£120
Trinity College Speaking Exam£100
Please note exam dates are set by Cambridge and they cannot be changed by us.  You will need to register for the exam by the deadline date so please book in advance.  Please contact ETC to confirm course and exam dates before booking your return flights or holidays.  Some exams may take place after the end of the exam preparation course.  Cambridge exam courses that start in December include a 2 week Christmas holiday.  ETC will be closed at that time.

Specialist Courses

Students studying 24 weeks on our combination courses will receive a Diploma in the specific subject.
For all combination courses, students must be over the age of 18 and have an intermediate level of English.  You can take our online test to assess your current level of English.
Combination CoursesHours Per WeekLessons Per Week1-23 Weeks24+ Weeks
Business English22.5 hours in total p/w
Students will have
15 hours of General English
Monday – Friday
+
7.5 hours of specialist tuition
Monday – Thursday
30 lessons in total p/w
Students will have
20 lessons of General English
Monday – Friday
+
10 lessons of specialist tuition
Monday – Thursday
£300 per week£290 per week
Medical English
Legal English
Tourism English
Military English
Aviation English
English for Engineering
Business Studies£3300
12 week course
£6360
24 week course
Marketing and PR Management
Human Resources Management
Tourism and Hospitality Management
ETC can provide other specialist courses based on the same structure on request.  For example:

  • English for Finance
  • English plus Aromatherapy
  • Engineering English

If you have a specific enquiry, please check with ETC for availability before booking.

University Foundation Programme

Gain the language, academic skills and subject knowledge to prepare you for a Business course at university.
University Foundation ProgrammeHours per weekLessons per week24 weeks36 weeks
UFP – Business2128£9,696£14,544
Pre-sessional CoursesHours Per WeekLessons Per Week12 Week Course24 Week Course36 Week Course
Pre-sessional2128£3300
Pre-Masters2128£9696£14,544

Teacher Training Courses

All teacher training courses are delivered by Athena Teacher Training.
Teacher Training CoursesCourse StructurePriceExam FeeTotal
Trinity CertTESOL Course4 week course£1,074£175£1,249
Trinity DipTESOL Course7 month course (part time)
2 evenings + 1 Saturday per month
£2,599£2,599

Homestay Fees

Homestay Accommodation
(Subject to availability)
Autumn
(27th August 2016 – 3rd June 2017)
Summer
(3rd June 2017 – 2nd September 2017)
Booking Fee (one off fee)£20£20
Single£120£150
Twin(only available for pre-arranged pairs)£110£135
Executive En-Suite£240£250
Junior Supplement (per week) (Summer Only)£50
Luggage holding fee per week£35£35
Christmas Supplement(for students staying over the Christmas holidays)£50
Cancellation Fee£50£50

ETC Residence Fees

ETC Residential Accommodation
(Subject to availability)
Adult Autumn
(27th August 2016 – 3rd June 2017)
Summer
(3rd June 2017 – 2nd July 2017x)
Shared room
(twin, triple, quadruple)
£105£135
Twin room with single occupancy£210£240
Single room
(only 3 available)
£140£170
To include half board+ £50+ £50
Key deposit
(one off fee,
refundable when the keys are returned)
+ £15+ £15
Dietary requirements+ £20+£20
Cancellation Fee+ £50+£50
Juniors
(2nd July – 19th August 2017)
During this period the ETC Residence will be allocated to junior students aged 16 – 17.
Please see our junior fees for package prices.
Our Adult Summer Residence will be available for our students aged 18+