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English Language Requirements

UK applicants attending an extended Advanced Certificate or Diploma programme or overseas applicants attending a short course who are not from a Majority English-speaking country, are required to demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficient for them to be able to benefit from and participate fully in programmes and courses. A pass in one of the following qualifications is the minimum expectation of the International Academy or its affiliated Centres/Faculties:


  • GCSE English language at grade C or above

  • International GCSE in English as a second language at grade C or above

  • British Council IELTS test at 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 6.0 in the writing sub-test

  • PTE Academic with 59 or above

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with 79 IBT or above

  • UCLES Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C or above

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