Dates and Fees 2023

For 2022 dates and fees, click here

Main Course Starting Dates 2023:

The school is open from 3 January – 15 December.

    Our main start dates are as follows:

    • 3 January*
    • 13 March
    • 12 June
    • 3 July
    • 10 July
    • 31 July
    • 21 August
    • 11 September
    *Please note, school starts on Tuesday 3 January, as the Monday is a public holiday

  • Elementary level students must start their course on a main course starting date.
  • Alternative starting dates: Students who are Pre-Intermediate level or higher can start any Monday.
  • No total beginners.
  • Minimum period of enrolment: 2 weeks
  • Public holidays: 
    • 2 January
    • 7 April
    • 10 April
    • 1 May
    • 29 May
    • 28 August

The school is closed on each of these days.

  • Summer Course dates: 12 June - 8 September 2023.
  • The school is closed for the Christmas holiday from Monday 18th December 2023 until we re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

Tuition Fees 2023:

Deposit: £400.00 

This is not an extra charge.  It is deducted from the total fees.

Registration Fee: £50.00
Materials Fee: £50.00

The materials fee includes ELC Bristol e-learning and a course book every 12 weeks.

2-3 weeks  -  £320 per week

4-10 weeks  -  £310 per week

11-19 weeks  -  £300 per week

20-29 weeks  -  £285 per week

30+ weeks  -  £275 per week

+ £20.00 per week high season supplement 12 June - 11 August (not payable on courses of 10+ weeks)

Private Lessons: Can be arranged in advance (£68.00 per hour) or on arrival at the school.

Accommodation Fees 2023:

Homestay (Half-board)

£205.00 per week 18+

£220.00 per week under 18

Includes bed (single room), breakfast and evening meal.

+ £10 homestay for under 18 summer supplement. 11 June - 12 August

+ £20 per week Special Dietary Requirement (subject to availability)

Student Houses & Flats (Self-Catering - For students 18+)

£220.00 per week

Limited availability - please book well in advance.

£30.00 refundable deposit for student houses and flats (to be paid on arrival)

Summer University Residence (Self-Catering - For students 18+)

£220.00 per week (En-suite Rooms)
Available 2 July - 26 August 2023

Young Adult Summer Residence (Half-board - For students 16-17)

£325.00 per week (En-suite Rooms + Onsite wardens)
Includes bed (single room), breakfast and evening meal.
Available 11 June - 26 August 2023

Late Arrival: Please try to arrive in your accommodation by 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of £20.00.

Extra nights' accommodation:
£35.00 per night (if available).
£45.00 per night for the Young Adult Summer Residence (includes half-board)

Airport Transfers 2023

For arrivals from the following airports:

Bristol Airport - £65.00

Heathrow - £240.00

Gatwick - £280.00

Examination Preparation

Minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks. Examination courses include electives on 2 afternoons a week.

Cambridge English First (FCE)

3 January – 10 March (10 weeks)

13 March – 9 June (13 weeks)

12 June – 25 August (11 weeks)

11 September – 1 December (12 weeks)

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

3 January- 17 March (11 weeks)

13 March – 9 June (13 weeks)

12 June – 25 August (11 weeks)

11 September – 1 December (12 weeks)

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)

3 January – 3 March (9 weeks)*

13 March – 9 June (13 weeks)

11 September – 1 December (12 weeks)

* As the exam takes place on a Saturday, you may need to reserve your accommodation until Sunday.

Cambridge English exam preparation courses are not 'closed', which means that students can join the course at a later date if they are not able to attend for the full period (minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks).

For more information about the Cambridge English Language exam courses, please click here. 

Exam Dates 2023:

ExaminationDates 2023Exam Fees
IELTS*Every month
(in Bristol or Bath)
To be confirmed
Cambridge English:
First (FCE)
10 March, 6 June,
24 August, 28 November
To be confirmed
Cambridge English:
Advanced (CAE)
11 March, 7 June,
25 August, 29 November
To be confirmed
Cambridge English:
Proficiency (CPE)
4 March, 9 June, 30 NovemberTo be confirmed

Cambridge exam fees are payable direct to the exam centre. The fees quoted above are approximate and subject to change.

*IELTS for UKVI - monthly in Cardiff £200.00.

To book the IELTS for UKVI exam click here.

IELTS

Courses are run throughout the year. The IELTS exam is held every month in Bristol and Cardiff.

For information about the test dates for the IELTS exam in Bristol, click here.

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