Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
1. What is the minimum age?
Students must be 19 years of age at the date the course commences.
2. When should I apply for any course?
The latest you can apply is 2 weeks prior to the start of a course. However we advise you to apply well in advance as our classes can fill up very quickly.
3. What are the qualification requirements for enrolling onto the course?
For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
• a BTEC Level 3 qualification in business
• a GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
• other related level 3 qualifications
• an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
• Related work experience.
Acceptance onto the course:
To be accepted onto the course any potential candidate has to display an ability in English commensurate to:
B2 or IELTS Level 5.5 (with a minimum of 5 in individual sections)
Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
• All applicants have to sit a diagnostic assessment test.
• All applicants have to have an interview to assess suitability for the course
4. How I can find out I have been accepted for the course?
You will normally be contacted by the College and informed of the decision within 1 week of your interview, or 2 weeks of sitting your Diagnostic Assessment Test. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have not heard from us within this time frame.
5. How can I pay the Tuition Fees?
You can choose to pay your Tuition Fees directly to the College and we can set up an instalment plan for you, or alternatively you can apply to Student Finance to arrange for a student loan.
6. Can I change or cancel my course?
Please see our terms and conditions.
7. How many hours per week will I study?
The total expected learning time for our full-time courses is 30-35 hours per week, which includes time spent in lectures, self-study, class preparation, assessment preparation and formative assessment. However you are only required to be on campus for 12 hours per week for your classes.
8. How can EIC provide me support during my studies ?
You will be allocated to one of our Learning Support Assistants for any academic support you may require. You will be able to contact them by telephone or email in order to arrange an appointment for one-to-one support sessions if you are having any difficulties with your studies.
Our student welfare officers are also available to talk to for any other issues you may have unrelated to your studies. Please contact our reception for further guidance on the support we can offer you.