Courses to satisfy all students

Westbourne Academy provides an English Language experience to satisfy all students’ requirements, whether this is for leisure, academic or professional needs. Once you enter the school, English is the only language spoken both inside and outside the classroom.

Our Courses

GENERAL ENGLISH

LOCATION
Bournemouth

London (group bookings only)

DURATION
2-48 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
Bournemouth – 13 hours and 20 minutes ( 10 lessons )

London – 14 Hours and 10 Minutes per week

CLASS SIZE
Bournemouth – Maximum 15, Average 12

London – Closed groups only (between 8 – 16 students)

MINIMUM AGE
Bournemouth 16

London 18

COURSE INFORMATION
General English (this includes the four main language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing).

ENGLISH PLUS

LOCATION
Bournemouth

DURATION
2-48 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
18 hours and 40 minutes ( 14 lessons )

CLASS SIZE
Maximum 15, Average 12

MINIMUM AGE
16

COURSE INFORMATION
General English plus the opportunity to take additional modules in Conversational English or General English.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the British Council

EXTRA INTENSIVE

LOCATION
Bournemouth

DURATION
1-4 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
26 hours and 40 minutes ( 20 lessons )

CLASS SIZE
Maximum 15, Average 12

MINIMUM AGE
16

COURSE INFORMATION
General English, short intensive course. Lessons are from 9:30 to 16:30, Mday to Friday.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the British Council

FCE / CAE / EXAMINATION COURSE

LOCATION
Bournemouth

DURATION
10-15 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
Bournemouth – 18 hours and 40 minutes ( 14 lessons )

CLASS SIZE
Bournemouth – Maximum 15, Average 12

MINIMUM AGE 
Bournemouth – 16

COURSE INFORMATION
Bournemouth – FCE, CAE (please contact us for advice on which exam is suitable for your needs). Please note the exam fee is not included in the course price.

ACCREDITATION
Accredited by the British Council

IELTS EXAMINATION COURSE

LOCATION
Bournemouth and London

DURATION
Bournemouth – 8 weeks

London – 12 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
Bournemouth – 13 Hours and 20 minutes ( 10 lessons )

London – 1 or 2 lessons/week (2 hours 45mins / 4 hours 30 mins)

CLASS SIZE
Bournemouth – Maximum 15, Average 12

London – Maximum 12, Average 7

MINIMUM AGE
Bournemouth – 16

London – 18

COURSE INFORMATION
Focused practice of exam techniques to prepare for the IELTS exam and help you achieve the highest grade you can.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the British Council

SUMMER COURSE

LOCATION
Bournemouth

London (group bookings only)

DURATION
1-10 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
13 hours and 20 minutes ( 20 lessons )

CLASS SIZE
Bournemouth – Maximum 16, Average 13

London – Maximum 12, Average 6

MINIMUM AGE
Bournemouth 16

London 18

COURSE INFORMATION
General English – more emphasis on speaking and listening and the social/cultural programme.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the British Council

EXECUTIVE COURSE

LOCATION
Bournemouth

DURATION
1-4 weeks, but longer courses available on request

HOURS PER WEEK
COURSE A – 23 hours and 20 minutes

COURSE B – 18 hours and 20 minutes

COURSE B –  13 hours and 20 minutes

CLASS SIZE
1 or 2 students

MINIMUM AGE
Bournemouth – 16

COURSE INFORMATION
The executive programmes are designed for each individual student. There is a focus on spoken English but all areas of the language are covered including Grammar, Listening, Reading and Writing. More specialised subjects such as English for business can also be covered on request.
A written report is given at the end of the course giving details of your progress.

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the British Council

TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

LOCATION
London

DURATION
2 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK

19.5

CLASS SIZE
Maximum 12

COURSE INFORMATION
The starting dates for this 2 week course are January 8-19, March 12-23, July 2-13, December 3-14. Click on the  link below for an overview of the course or contact us. Other dates can be arranged subject to availability.

NEW CITY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMME

LOCATION
Bournemouth (Westbourne Academy)

DURATION
15 weeks

HOURS PER WEEK
31 hours including breaks  ( 40 lessons )

CLASS SIZE
Maximum 15, Average 12

 AGE 
16-18 at start of course

COURSE INFORMATION

This full-time course includes five mornings of English  language and four afternoons working towards an  internationally recognised vocational qualification.

  • BTEC Award in Business + English

Click on the link below for the NCC brochure containing prices.

ACCREDITATION
Accredited by Ofsted

NEW CITY COLLEGE A LEVELS + ENGLISH  PROGRAMME

LOCATION

London – Tower Hamlets Campus

DURATION
2 years

HOURS PER WEEK
Full time. Hours dependent on choice of subjects. (minimum 15 hours per week)

AGE 
16-18

COURSE INFORMATION

A-Levels are usually studied by UK students for entry to university. This programme is Level 3 and includes six hours a week of English language lessons in the first semester to support students on their courses. Students will study alongside UK students and will have a personal tutor who they will meet regularly to discuss and monitor their progress. On passing this course, the college will give students an internationally recognised qualification and they can progress to a UK university if that is their aim.  Click on the link below for the NCC brochure containing prices.

ACCREDITATION
Accredited by Ofsted

LOCATION
New City College – Tower Hamlets Campus

DURATION
1 year (September – June)

HOURS PER WEEK
Full time.

MINIMUM AGE
16

COURSE INFORMATION
This course includes English language, maths, computing, science and additional options such as Creative Arts. Students can take exams at the level which suits them, for example GCSE Maths and A-level Italian. A social programme is included which helps the student gain independence and enjoy excursions around London.

Students on the course are mostly newly arrived in the UK and are developing the skills and knowledge needed to progress to A-level, vocational courses or university.

All students will have the support of a personal tutor to guide them through their studies and help with any personal or course-related issues to ensure they have the best experience and gain a valuable qualification as well as improving their English very quickly.

ACCREDITATION
Accredited by Ofsted

Course Information and Prices

 

Click HERE to download our Westbourne Academy Bournemouth Price List 2018.

Click HERE to download our Westbourne Academy Bournemouth Price List 2019.

Click HERE to download our Bournemouth one-to-one Price List 2019.

 

Click below for our Westbourne Academy London Price List 2018:

 

Please click HERE for New City College Courses for International Students Aged 16-18 Guide.

 

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£80
£30
Course Fees

2-7 weeks £122.00 per week
8-11 weeks £110.00 per week
12-35 weeks £106.00 per week
36+ weeks £98.00 per week

For groups of 10 or more click link above

Maximum Number of students

All other classes – 15

Summer school – 16
All other classes – 12

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

2019 – April 19, April 22, May 6, May 27, August 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

2018 – February 23, April 20, June 15, August 24, October 19, December 14

2019 – March 1, April 26, June 21, August 30, October 25, December 20

TBC

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Other information

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Exams

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Exam Dates

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Exam Fees

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Course books

A Student Work Book is included in the course price.

 

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£80
£30
Course Fees

2-7 weeks £147.00 per week
8-11 weeks £139.00 per week
12-35 weeks £130.00 per week
36+ weeks £115.00 per week

For groups of 10 or more click link above

Maximum Number of students

All other classes – 15

Summer school – 16

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

2019 – April 19, April 22, May 6, May 27, August 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

2018 – February 23, April 20, June 15, August 24, October 19, December 14

2019 – March 1, April 26, June 21, August 30, October 25, December 20

TBC

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Other information

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n/a

Exams

n/a

Exam Dates

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Exam Fees

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Course books

A Student Work Book is included in the course price.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£80
£30
Course Fees

1-4 weeks £214.00 per week

For groups of 10 or more click link above

Maximum Number of students

All other classes – 15

Summer school – 16
All other classes – 12

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

2019 – April 19, April 22, May 6, May 27, August 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

2018 – February 23, April 20, June 15, August 24, October 19, December 14

2019 – March 1, April 26, June 21, August 30, October 25, December 20

TBC

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Other information

This course consists of a 10 lessons of General Main English Course in the morning followed by a different 10 lesson General Main English Course in the afternoon.

TBC

Exams

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Exam Dates

n/a

Exam Fees

n/a

Course books

A Student Work Book is included in the course price.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£80
£30
Course Fees

10-15 weeks £130.00 per week

For groups of 10 or more click link above

Maximum Number of students

15

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Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

2019 – April 19, April 22, May 6, May 27, August 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

2018 – February 23, April 20, June 15, August 24, October 19, December 14

2019 – March 1, April 26, June 21, August 30, October 25, December 20

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Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

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Other information

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Exams

FCE is a Higher Intermediate exam at level B2 CEFR

CAE is an Advanced exam at level C1 CEFR

 

Exam Dates

BOURNEMOUTH 2019:

FCE: 15th March, 11th June, 14th December

CAE: 12th June, 14th December

See Exam timetable 2018 Bournemouth HERE

See Exam timetable 2019 Bournemouth HERE

 

Exam Fees

2019

Cambridge First Certificate in English – £165

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English – £168

Cambridge IELTS – £185#

# Approximate cost

Course books

A Student Work Book is included in the course price.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£80
£30
Course Fees

8 weeks £110.00 per week

For groups of 10 or more click link above

Maximum Number of students

15

 

12

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

2019 – April 19, April 22, May 6, May 27, August 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

2018 – February 23, April 20, June 15, August 24, October 19, December 14

2019 – March 1, April 26, June 21, August 30, October 25, December 20

To be confirmed.

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Morning 9:30am-12:30pm

Afternoon 1:30pm-4:30pm

Evening 6:30pm-9:00pm

Other information

If you needs IELTS to enter university check to see if a Secure English Language Test ( SELT ) IELTS certificate is necessary. If this is needed then we can advise where the nearest SELT centre is and the cost of this examination. Students should also check to see which IELTS level is necessary to enter their chosen course at university.

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Exams

London – IELTS Academic

Bournemouth – IELTS Academic and IELTS General

Exam Dates

BOURNEMOUTH: 2018-  January 16, February 10, March 3, April 7, May 12, June 2, July 7, August 18, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 1

2019- January 19, February 9, March 2,  April 6, May 11, June 29, July 27, August 17, September 7, October 12, November 23, December 7

 

LONDON: There are many dates available in London.

Please click HERE to find your closest centre and all exam dates.

 

 

Exam Fees

BOURNEMOUTH : £185#

# Approximate cost

Course books

Use of course materials included in the school fees.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£60
£30
Course Fees

1-10 weeks £122.00 per week

For groups of 10 or more click link above

Maximum Number of students

Easter and Summer – 16

Summer school – 16

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

 

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

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n/a

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Other information

TBC

TBC

Exams

n/a

Exam Dates

n/a

Exam Fees

n/a

Course books

use of course books included

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£80
Course Fees

2019

COURSE A |£977.00

COURSE B|£807.50

COURSE C|£670.00

Maximum Number of students

1

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

2019 – April 19, April 22, May 6, May 27, August 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

n/a

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Other information

A business lunch can be added to any course for an additional fee of £35.00.

Exams

n/a

Exam Dates

n/a

Exam Fees

n/a

Course books

Included in the fees.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
not available
£30
Course Fees

not available

£600

Maximum Number of students

not available

12

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

not available

TBC

Course times
Monday to Friday

not available

Morning 9.30 – 12.30

Afternoon 13.30 – 16.00

Other information

Not yet available in Bournemouth

– To develop and update trainees’ English language skills

– To tailor the course content to meet each trainee’s individual needs as a teacher

– To provide an individual teaching development plan

– To share good practice among teachers from a range of international backgrounds

– To promote international networking among teaching staff

Exams

n/a

Exam Dates

n/a

Exam Fees

n/a

Course books

The course materials will be give at the beginning of the course.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
£0
£0
Course Fees

EU or Swiss nationals £700*

Non-EU nationals £2,950

*ADMINISTRATION FEES ONLY

EU or Swiss nationals £700*

Non-EU nationals £2,950

*ADMINISTRATION FEES ONLY

Maximum Number of students

15

15

Public holidays
End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

n/a

n/a

Course times
Monday to Friday

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Other information

Entry Requirements
Aged 16-18 at start of course
English level of 4.5 IELTS in all skills or equivalent
Video call interview with an academic member of staff
Good school report or reference

Entry Requirements
Aged 16-18 at start of course
English level of 4.5 IELTS in all skills or equivalent
Video call interview with an academic member of staff
Good school report or reference

Exams

Students will take an English and a Business exam as part of their course

Exam Dates

To be confirmed.

Exam Fees

Exam fees are included.

Course books

The use of course materials is included.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
not available
£0
Course Fees

not available

EU or Swiss nationals £700*

Non-EU nationals £6,700

*ADMINISTRATION FEES ONLY

Maximum Number of students

not available

Public holidays
End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

not available

n/a

Course times
Monday to Friday

not available

To be confirmed.

Other information

Entry Requirements

Aged 16-18

English level of 5.5 IELTS in all skills or equivalent

Video call interview with an academic member of staff

at New City College

Good school report or reference

 

Exams
Exam Dates

To be confirmed.

Exam Fees

Exam fees are included.

Course books

The use of course materials is included.

Bournemouth
London
Enrolment Fee
not available
£0
Course Fees

not available

EU or Swiss nationals £700*

*ADMINISTRATION FEE ONLY

Maximum Number of students

not available

15

Public holidays

2018 – January 1, March 30, April 2, May 7, August 27, December 25, December 26

End of term holidays
For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is noschool on the following dates:

not available

To Be Confirmed

Course times
Monday to Friday

not available

To be confirmed.

Other information

not available

Entry Requirements

Aged 16-18

English level: Beginner, Elementary, Lower-Intermediate or Intermediate

Video call interview with an academic member of staff

at New City College

Good school report or reference

Visa requirements for non-EU nationals:

Not available to Tier 4 applicants.

 

Exams
Exam Dates

To Be Confirmed

Exam Fees
Course books

The use of course materials is included.

Enrolment Procedure

Click HERE to download our Westbourne Academy Enrolment Form.

1. Direct to the Academy

  • Complete and return the enrolment form to the Academy with either the non-refundable enrolment fee, or full fees, and two passport photographs.
  • The Academy will confirm acceptance by letter and enclose an invoice with payment instructions. Or, if fees have already been paid, we will send a receipt, an acceptance letter, accommodation details and a student identity card.
  • School and accommodation fees should be paid at least 4 weeks before commencement of the course. If enrolment is made less than 4 weeks prior to commencement, total fees are payable with the booking.
  • Details of our bank account can be found on the enrolment form.

2. Through an Agency

Complete and return the enrolment form to the Agency with the requested deposit and follow their instructions. Westbourne Academy recommends this system of enrolment if you have an agent in your country. This enables you to pay in your own currency, obtain full information in your own language and receive advice on all forms of travel to and from England. A contract is made only when a student’s enrolment has been confirmed and the Academy has acknowledged receipt of fees.

 

Conditions of Enrolment

1. Cancellation of course

Cancellations can be made by email only and are subject to the following indemnity conditions:

  • If the cancellation is received more than 21 days before course commencement, two weeks’ school and accommodation fees will be refunded
  • If the cancellation is received less than 21 days before course commencement, no refund of school fees will be made, except in the case of emergencies

2. Late arrival and leaving a course early

No fees are refundable in the case of late arrival, leaving early or being asked to leave the Academy because of misconduct such as non-attendance or unacceptable behaviour. Under special circumstances, refunds may be given at the discretion of the Principal.

3. Accommodation

This is normally arranged from the Saturday before the course commencement to the Saturday after a course finishes. Cancellations or changes must be notified to the Academy at least one week in advance. In the absence of one week’s notice, an additional week’s accommodation fee is payable.

  • Westbourne Academy and its staff will not be responsible for any loss, damage, injury or illness to any students or property. We recommend that students take out their own personal insurance before they travel.
  • There will be a holiday on the last Friday of each term for the Main and Examination Courses. No fees are refundable.
  • Westbourne Academy is closed on all English Public Holidays and no fees are refundable.
  • Students attending Westbourne Academy are expected to speak English at all times on the school premises. If students do not follow this rule they may be asked to leave Westbourne Academy without any refund of fees.

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