‘Teaching is good and the standard of students’ work is high.’ ISI 2015

Is there an enrolment fee?

Yes there is a registration fee. This is payable when you submit your application form. Please refer to application forms.

When do I have to pay the fees?

The registration fee is payable when you submit your application form by cheque, card or online. Once you have registered we will issue an invoice and the deposit is due immediately. All the other fees are payable at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of a course – by cheque, Giro or bank transfer.

Are there any payment plans available?

If a student is going to be at LTC for a two year course, they can be invoiced for each academic term at a time rather than having to make a full payment for the total amount.

Do you offer scholarships?

For particularly talented students who are experiencing financial difficulties we may after a full fact check, using our discretion, offer a discount or a bursary. We can only consider granting a scholarship once we have seen detailed current school reports from abroad and interviewed a candidate. We will be delighted to talk to you in detail about our programmes.

Is there a sibling discount?

We are pleased to offer discounts to members of the same family who choose to study at LTC. This is again, at the discretion of the Principal. Please contact our Admissions department.

What are your entry requirements? Does the student have to pass an admissions test?

No, we are a non-selective tuition college. We welcome students who flourish in a smaller environment. We carry out an assessment test and a Skype interview in order to place the students in correct sets and advise on the most suitable programmes. However, these assessments are not part of a selection process.

International students will require a minimum IELTS score of 4.0-4.5 for GCSE/IGCSE and 5.0 – 5.5 for A Level, otherwise they will struggle to participate in class. Students are expected to have a higher level of English for fast track options.  Students entering our English programmes will need to take LTC’s own English exams.

GCSE and A level students will be required to take a subject assessment and provide copies of current school reports.

Is there a minimum age limit?

We are happy to accept both boys and girls from UK and abroad, between ages 9 to 19. Younger students are accepted during the months of July and August. During each academic year, most students will be 14-19.

How far in advance do I need to apply for a course at LTC?

Admission is on a first come first served basis. We urge you to apply as soon as you can, particularly for long-term academic programmes as places are limited. Our academic courses start in September and January and language programmes on any Monday. The short courses are charged on a weekly unit basis. Accommodation (if required) also runs on a weekly basis from Sunday to Saturday.

Can I visit the school before I apply?

Please contact us if you would like to visit LTC before starting a course with us and we will be delighted to welcome you and show you around our college.

After I submit my application how long will I have to wait for an offer from LTC?

Once we receive your application, we will acknowledge your application within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us within 2 to 3 days, please contact us and we will make sure your enquiry is dealt with immediately.

How long can students stay at LTC?

LTC offers flexibility and options of intensive study within a small group environment. Students can be with us any time from two weeks to a full academic programme.

For instance they could be with us for 3 years if they start with a language preparation course and then continue onto a standard GCSE or A level programme, or longer if they do both at LTC. Language students can join us any Monday throughout the year. Academic students can do a pre A level or pre GCSE course over 4, 8 or 12 weeks prior to September entry.

One year intensive and two year GCSE and A level students join in September or January, as long as their English is already at a strong pre-intermediate or intermediate level. They may wish to start with 4-12 weeks of intensive English during the summer first and take an IELTS exam before they enter the intensive one year programme to help them succeed academically.

How do I know if I need/my child needs a visa?

When you are planning to enter the UK, we strongly advise that you first contact the British Embassy in your own country. They provide you with details of how to apply for your visa. Please remember that this procedure may take some time and you need to plan your trip to the UK well in advance. LTC is a UKVI licensed Highly Trusted Sponsor, able to sponsor students’ visa applications for suitable applicants meeting specific entry requirements.

However, LTC is not a visa agency so we strongly recommend that you seek the advice of a local visa agent.

Where can I find out more information about visas?

The UK government website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration provides information and guidance on how to find out if you need a visa and how to apply for a visa.

Where do students go after LTC?

LTC students go on to study at excellent schools and universities.

How many students are in a class?

Students benefit from individualised tutorials and very small sized groups.

Who are the teachers?

Mainstream subject tutors hold a PGCE Certificate and have taught in independent or state schools for many years, successfully preparing students for their GCSE, A level and IB examinations and Oxbridge entry. Some of them are Oxbridge graduates and examiners themselves.

Our English teachers hold current TEFL qualifications such as CELTA, DELTA or RSA certificates, and some also have a PGCE qualification (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). They have many years of experience in teaching international students from all over the world and are always keen to promote intercultural understanding among students, offering support whenever needed.

Is LTC accredited?

Yes LTC has been deemed three times as ‘exceeding expectations’ by ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) and accredited by the British Council.

How many classes will I have per day/week?

The college day runs from 9 am – 5 pm. Lessons are 1 hour and the number depends on the course you take.

Do students need to wear uniforms?

Students do not wear uniforms at LTC. Not having costly uniforms is just one of the reasons that studying at LTC makes economic sense. We do require everyone at LTC to be smartly dressed though (no track suits or t-shirts but polo neck shirts).

How will I/my child feel welcomed by LTC?

We use a combination of student profiling, personal tutor groups, study skills sessions, one to one meetings with the Pastoral Head and a buddy system to guarantee that our students will feel at home as soon as they arrive. Students’ wellbeing is paramount at LTC.

How is a student’s progress monitored?

The Principal, Academic Manager and subject tutors meet regularly to discuss the progress of each student and parents receive monthly reports to give an accurate picture.

What does LTC offer outside of academic classes?

  • Cultural enrichment
    Students at LTC are able to take full advantage of the historic sights and exciting offerings of London and surrounding areas through planned weekend projects and activities.
  • Sports and activities

    We recognise the need to keep our students motivated, well-disciplined and physically and mentally healthy.

    Therefore we offer a range of sports, arts and cultural activities taught by officially accredited instructors. Students who already have a specialism are able to pursue their passion alongside their studies.

Where will I live during my studies at LTC?

LTC offers two options – staying with a host family with full board (all meals) or independent residential stay (self-catering) in a university style environment. We are confident that we can find living arrangements suitable for your needs.

Is the College open all year round?

For academic students, the dates can be found by following this link:

http://londontutorialcollege.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Term-dates-2016-2017.pdf

Intensive English students are not bound by term dates but need to note that we are closed for all bank and public holidays in the UK and for one week at Christmas: 25-29th December 2017, 24-28th December 2018, 23-27th December 2019.