Work Based Learning & General English Course

Preparation for Working Life

Our Preparation for Working Life programme combines essential language training with practical work experience. The award winning programme provides students with a real life experience that enables them to improve their communication abilities and develop practical skills.

An award winning programme

We won the prestigious Study Travel Star Award in the category of Best Work Experience Provider in 2012 and 2015 and each year we have been nominated as finalists.

15-23 h
General English
per week

3-12 weeks
all year

3 hours
Ascentis course
‘Responsible Work Practice’



  • Gain valuable experience in a real work environment
  • Consolidate practical skills in the workplace
  • Develop workplace communication skills
  • Increase employability and career prospects


  • Individuals and groups from 16 years old
  • With a minimum B1 level of English
  • Mature and ready to undertake real work
    experience abroad

Outside the classroom the learning continues

Weekly social activities include:

  • Orientation walks around the city
  • English conversation club
  • Culture club
  • Social evenings in traditional English pubs
  • Live music and karaoke
  • Bowling evenings and pool competitions
  • Shopping trips
  • Evening meals at recommended local restaurants
  • Optional weekend Cultural excursions for example, London, Stonehenge, Oxford, Tintagel and St Ives (bookable in advance).