International Courses at Pembrokeshire College

We offer a variety of post-16 courses, which will either prepare you university studies or a career. Classes run between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday during term time.

Students receive 15-20 lecturing hours during the College week (depending on the number of subjects studied) with the remaining hours used for directed and independent study. Students regularly use the Study Centre to work on research projects and assignments, which is a good pre-cursor to university style learning.

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

PROGRESS AND REPORTS

All students receive an electronic Learner Profile, which is available online and can be accessed remotely by parents. Progress is monitored regularly and Learner Profiles updated accordingly. Parents can arrange Skype meetings at any time during the year to discuss progress with the student’s personal tutor.

International Courses

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Diplomas

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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 four hours extra English language per week to ensure that you achieve the appropriate IELTS score for your university entry.

Entry Requirements:

  • Satisfactory school report at 16+/GCSE Equivalent IELTS 5.5
  • Satisfactory Skype interview

Choose three or four subjects from:

International Courses

Vocational Diplomas

Pembrokeshire College offers a range of 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. 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 Diploma students:

  • Extended Diploma in Business student: students can apply to Cardiff Business School with three Distinctions to study BSc Business Management.
  • Extended Diploma 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.
  • Extended 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.
  • Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care: students can apply to Swansea University with two Distinctions and one Merit to study the BSc Medical Sciences and Humanities.

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Entry Requirements:

  • Satisfactory school report at 16+/GCSE Equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 plus satisfactory Skype interview

Choose from:

International Courses

LearnOnline

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.

LearnOnline 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

International Courses

Tuition and Boarding Fees

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.

International Courses

A-level

2 year course
£ 6000 per year
  • Covers your study
  • 3 or 4 subjects
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Diplomas

2 year course
£ 6000 per year
  • Covers your study

Academic Support

2 year provision
£ 2300 per year
  • Induction
  • Tutorials

Boarding Plus

2 year provision
£ 9000 per year
  • Homestay
  • All meals

Refund Policy

Notice of termination is one term.

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 three weeks to process a request for a refund.

Apply to Study

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

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Ningbo, China
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
International Courses

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Tuition Fee Payment

Please note that the tuition fee does not include charges for books, accommodation, activities, living costs and transport.

The tuition fee must be paid in full at least 6 weeks before the course starts.

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.

Can you defer your course?

If you are not entitled to a refund, you may wish to return to the college at the start of next academic year to continue studying. This is only possible upon the provision of at least one week’s notice. Pembrokeshire College will notify the Home Office immediately of any course deferrals.

Data Protection Act/General Data Protection Regulations

Information provided on this form will be stored on a secure College database, it will be used to process your application and may also be used to provide guidance to you in the future. It will be retained as part of your academic record at the College and also for statistical purposes.

Important information

The College makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents of the Students Guide (prospectus) are accurate and to deliver the programmes of study and research opportunities and other services and facilities in the way described in the Guide. The College will provide students with the tuition and learning support and other services and facilities it describes with reasonable skill and care. However, the College shall be entitled, if it reasonably considers it to be necessary, (including in order to manage its resources and pursue its policy of continuous improvement appropriately):

  • to alter the timetable, location, number of classes and method of delivery of programmes of study, provided such alterations are reasonable;
  • to make reasonable variations to the content and syllabus of programmes of study (including in relation to placements);
  • to suspend or discontinue programmes of study;
  • to make changes to its regulations, policies and procedures which the College reasonably considers necessary;
  • not to provide programmes of study or to combine them with others if the College reasonably considers this to be necessary (for example, because too few students apply to join the programme for it to be viable).

In the unlikely event that the College discontinues or does not provide a programme of study or changes it significantly before it begins:

  • the College will inform relevant individuals as soon as is reasonably practicable;
  • an individual will be entitled to withdraw his/her application within 14 days of being informed of the change;
  • for those individuals that are either enrolled on a course which is discontinued or withdraw their applications under the paragraph above, the College will make an appropriate refund of tuition fees and deposit paid.

Upon acceptance by an applicant of an offer of a place at the College, the relationship between the applicant and the College becomes contractual. In entering that contract neither the student nor the College intends that any of the terms of the contract will be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to it. Further detail can be obtained from the College main website: www.pembrokeshire.ac.uk

The College will not be liable to you for any representations or descriptions in this form, or in any other College documents and publications including website, and/or to you verbally, unless and to the extent confirmed in the terms as outlined above.

The College excludes any liability which it would be unlawful to exclude.

The College will not be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any failure or delay or for the consequences of any failure or delay in performance of any contract with you if it is due to any event beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lockouts or other industrial action or disputes (whether involving our workforce or any other party), acts of God, pandemic, quarantine or widespread illness (whether affecting our staff/or student body otherwise), governmental requisitioning, emergency planning or provision, war, protest, fire, flood, storm, tempest, explosion and suspected or a threatened act of terrorism, riot, civil commotion, national emergencies, breakdown of plant or machinery or default of suppliers or sub contractors.

The College has a disciplinary procedure policy which is available in the student handbook and on the Intranet. The College reserves the right to withdraw any offer of a place if information becomes available which has not been declared in this application form.

  • Please read carefully the terms and conditions of admission.
  • Do not enter the UK on a visitor’s visa. Obtain permission to enter as a student.
  • It should not be necessary for you to enter the UK until one week before your course begins. Bear in mind that UK Visa Control will expect you to bring all documents relevant to your studies (offer letters, original certificates of your qualifications, receipts for fees paid and if possible a letter or recommendation from your bank).
  • Many immigration problems can be avoided by production of a letter from the College showing that payment of tuition fees has been made.
  • Pembrokeshire College reserves the right to amend, where necessary, fees and dates of courses.
  • If you require any further information please contact Pembrokeshire College International Office at international@pembrokeshire.ac.uk