International Courses at Pembrokeshire College

We offer a variety of post-16 courses, which will either prepare you for A-levels or university studies. Classes run between 9am and 4pm for 50 minutes per session and students receive a minimum of 18 contact hours per week.

You will be taught by qualified and experienced teachers and assigned a personal tutor who will provide pastoral and academic support and guidance on a weekly basis. Comprehensive career guidance will also be provided and support for your UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) application.

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A-levels / A-level Plus

A-levels are a two year Level 3 programme of academic study designed to enable you to progress to degree level at a UK or an international university. A-level Plus offers extra support of one hour per subject per week with your tutor.

We also provide eight hours extra English language per week to ensure that your achieve the appropriate IELTS score for your university entry.

Entry Requirements:

Satisfactory school report at 16+/GCSE Equivalent IELTS 5.5

Choose three or four subjects:

Pre-Uni Diplomas

Pembrokeshire College offers a range of BTEC Extended Diplomas all of which are recognised by UK universities and are studied over two years. This is a Level 3 full-time pathway, which is equivalent to three A-Levels. Your work is assessed through coursework, assignments and project work, there are NO examinations. The Diploma route has been positively compared to a foundation programme, preparing students academically and practically for university studies. The College has many examples of progression including ‘Distinction’ students progressing to the elite Russell Group of Universities.

Examples of university entry requirements for BTEC Diploma students:

Ext. Dip in Business student: students can apply to Cardiff Business School with three Distinctions to study BSc Business Management.

Ext. Dip in Electronic and Electrical Engineering students: students can apply to the College of Engineering at Swansea University (ranked 8th in the UK) with a minimum of two Distinctions and one Merit to study the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Ext. Diploma Fashion & Textiles student: students can apply for University of the Arts, Central Saint Martin with one Distinction and two Merits (and a strong portfolio of evidence) to study BA (Hons) Fashion.

Ext. Dip in Health & Social Care: students can apply to Swansea University with two Distinctions and one Merit to study the BSc Medical Sciences and Humanities.

Choose from:

*Click on subject to see course information

Entry Requirements:
Satisfactory school report at 16+/GCSE Equivalent
IELTS 5.5

Progression:
Progress to degree level study at a UK university

International Degrees

Pembrokeshire College has been delivering degrees since 1992.

Industrial driven engineering degrees

Our engineering foundation degrees (FdEng) are validated by the Swansea University, ranked 8th in the UK. The foundation degree pathway can be studied full or part-time and has a valuable work-based component to each course. Pembrokeshire College and Swansea University will help you secure a five week work placement locally.

How will I be assessed?

Foundation degree students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence: background research (10%), presentation (20%), industry driven project brief (10%), project plan (20%) and written report (40%).

Foundation degrees:

  • Process Operations and Maintenance
  • Instrumentation Electronics
  • Electrical and Power Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Engineering photos 

The foundation degree is studied over two years, students can top-up to a Bachelor programme at Swansea University on successful completion. All other degree pathways are validated by University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

 University of Wales, Trinity Saint David degrees:

 

Entry requirements for all degree courses:

Students must hold a High School Secondary Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent and an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent and have a merit profile at HND level in order to progress directly onto the third year.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Our Degree courses are also listed on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website, click here to view the list.

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LearnOnline with Pembrokeshire College

Want to study a UK recognised qualification but not quite ready to move overseas? Pembrokeshire College’s excellent online courses allow candidates to study one or more A-levels via distance learning with support from qualified and experienced tutors via email and Skype.

Learn Online gives also gives international students the opportunity to study the full programme online in-country OR just the AS (first year) before travelling to the UK to start the A2 (second year) – this presents a cost effective way to gain an international education. Contact us to find out more international@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Results

Amazing A-level Results 2015/16

The College achieves excellent examination results, with both A-level and Extended Diploma students progressing to top UK universities including;  Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London and London School of Economics. The College has close links with a number of Welsh universities to ensure favourable progression routes to degree programmes.

Overall pass rate 100%

   Welsh comparator 97.3% (UK 98.1%)

A* grades – 13%

   Welsh comparator 6.6% (UK 8.1%)

A*/A grade 28.6%

   Welsh comparator 22.7% (UK 25.8%)

50% of science and maths entries achieved A*/A grades

STEM £1,000 Bursary

Students wanting to study Science, Computing or Mathematics A-levels may be eligible to apply for a STEM Scholarship worth £1,000.

Students are required to have gained either A* or A grades in GCSE Science and Mathematics (on their first attempt). Award of the Scholarship will be subject to an interview by a College panel during the autumn term. Once accepted as a scholarship student you will receive your first payment of £250 in December 2017. For further information please email admissions@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

 

Tuition and Boarding Plus Fees – Academic Year September 2017 to June 2018

With 40% of our funding coming from the government, our aim is to always offer a high calibre of education at an affordable price. We have developed our international student package based on our experience of dealing with international students.

Fees can be paid in full before enrolment on the course or bi-annually with the first half of the fee paid prior to enrolment (this will include your deposit). All tuition fees are reviewed annually and a small increase may be added each year. However, the fees are fixed for the period of study. The fees below include examination/registration fees (an additional fee will be payable should you wish to re-sit an exam).

Students requiring a visa must adhere to UKVI requirements, if you are applying via the Tier 4 visa route then you must ensure you have valid funds in your bank account or in the person responsible for your fees bank account. If you require further information you can contact us on international@pembrokeshire.ac.uk.

IMPORTANT: All new students should arrive at least 3 days before the start of their course.

Subject Fee (per year)  Length of course/provision
A-Level   £8,400  2 Years
International Academic Student Support   £1,400  2 Years
Boarding Plus £10,000  2 Years

Our fees are designed to cover the major costs involved with your study at our College, we advise students to ensure they have sufficient funds to cover general expenditure. Our fees do not cover any re-sit exam fees for any module you wish to sit more than once. International student support and Boarding Plus packages are mandatory for all international students. A-Level tuition fee covers provision for 3-4 A Levels at the College’s discretion. Fees are payable as follows: £4,000 on application, £3,920 by 1 September and £11,880 by 1 January.

Notice of termination is one term.

More information on our packages can be found by navigating through the menu options on our website. Alternatively, we are happy to assist with any query via email: international@pembrokeshire.ac.uk.

Refund Policy

Before Arrival

  • In case of refusal of entry to the UK by the Immigration or Visa Authority, a refund will be granted less a £100 administration fee.
  • There is no reduction in fees in the case of a late arrival or early departure from a course.

After Arrival

A refund will NOT be considered if any of the following have occurred:

  • The student has broken the law or conditions of his/her visa and is thus required to leave the country as a consequence.
  • The student’s visa is revoked as a consequence of not attending the course regularly.
  • The student has broken the Terms and Conditions of admission to the college.
  • The student wishes to leave the course, without good reason.

All applications for a refund must be made in writing, giving full details of why a refund is being asked for, and should be accompanied by any relevant documentary evidence.

Where a student has paid through an educational advisor or agency, if a refund is granted it will be made to the advisor or agent from whom the student should seek a refund. Where a student has paid to the college directly a refund will be made directly to the student.

Please note that it takes at least 3 weeks to process a request for a refund.

Apply to study at Pembrokeshire College

  1. Student to complete Application form (online or scanned hard copy).
  2. Student to send copies of passport, IELTS Certificate and any other school reports/certificates to the College or agent.
  3. When all entry requirements are met, a Conditional Offer Letter will be issued by Pembrokeshire College.
  4. On receipt of full tuition fees a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) is issued by Pembrokeshire College.
  5. CAS statement issued for Visa application.
  6. Student to complete host family accommodation application.
  7. College Welfare Officer will send relevant host family detail.
  8. Student to confirm host family choice.
  9. College will issue host family invoice for payment in advance.
  10. Student to inform College when visa has been approved and send flight details.
  11. College will arrange airport collection for students first arrival in Pembrokeshire and will transport them to their confirmed host family.
  12. Student to attend College induction.
  13. Course commences.

Which VISA? Click here 

If you know which course you would like to study, please return a completed application form to the International Office.

You can submit an online application by clicking HERE.

Please note that all proof of qualifications achieved are needed to process all application forms. Please email these to international.info@pembrokeshire.ac.uk stating that an online application form has been sent through.

We have agents in the cities listed below, if you would like their contact details please contact us.

  • EduUK Consult, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Overseas Education Centre, Hong, Kong, China
  • Oriental Vision, Beijing, China
  • Hanson Overseas Service, Ningbo, China
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam