Imagine the course - we’ll make it happen!

The International Team at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London's College works closely with educational institutions and commercial clients around the world to produce tailor-made courses. By offering flexibility in course design we have created programmes ranging from one week to one year. Drawing on the rich diversity of teaching expertise and specialist knowledge at the College and our affiliated lecturers and consultant trainers, the International Team has been able to satisfy the exact course content needs of clients. These include: schools, overseas businesses and groups of teachers seeking professional development courses. We can also offer programmes for the year-round English Language School and Summer School where students can join open groups in the mornings, according to their level. The programmes are managed from the International Team which operates courses across the Colleges’ sites, in west London. There will be a member of staff available throughout the duration of your programme to help with any enquiries.

What else do we offer?

As well as tuition we can also organise all the other aspects of your trip, including:

  • Accommodation in homestays or residencies
  • Airport transfers - we can organise a coach to pick you up from the airport on arrival and drop you off for departure. Depending on the time of day, and the type of accommodation you are staying in, the coach will drop you off at the homestay family collection point, take you to your hotel/residence or bring you straight to the College.
  • Hot meals - we can provide a variety of hot meals depending on your preference and budget. You can eat in the College cafeteria, which provides a wide range of snacks and nutritional meals. You can also eat in our training restaurant, TASTE which is staffed by students on our catering courses or we can arrange for lunch to be eaten in local restaurants.
  • Packed lunches - a range of packed lunches can be provided for days when you have excursions. They range from a basic sandwich, to a more comprehensive packed lunch with a sandwich, crisps, a piece of fruit, a chocolate bar and a soft drink
  • London excursions - we can arrange a full programme of excursions in the afternoons and at the weekends, according to your needs. Recent excursions include: Madame Tussauds, the London Eye, The Tower of London and a theatre trip to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. For all the excursions the group will be joined by a member of our International team.
  • Day trips outside of London - we can also arrange day trips to towns and cities, and places of interest outside London i.e. Oxford, Stratford, Brighton and Windsor. This is normally done using a coach, which we can organise, and if required we can provide a packed lunch. As with the London excursions a member of our team will accompany the group on the trip.
  • Company visits - for some of our groups, who are on business or management programmes, we can arrange a visit to a company. This is obviously dependant on the type of company a group wants to visit and their availability.

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If you are travelling to the UK for the purposes of study from outside of the EEA (European Economic area which includes the European Union plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa to meet the immigration requirements of the United Kingdom.

Tier 4 (General) visa is the main immigration route for study. If you want to study a full-time course which is longer than 6 months in duration you need to obtain a Tier 4 General visa. All non-EEA/Swiss nationals wishing to travel to the UK on Tier 4 must obtain entry clearance prior to leaving their home country.

The College is not currently able to sponsor students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the United Kingdom. We offer immigration support for students requiring a Short Term Study visa to study in the UK.

Short Term Study visa

This is if you are coming to the UK for a short period of study. You can do a short course of study in the UK, such as an English language course. If you are 18 or over you can spend up to 6 months on any short course or up to 11 months on an English language course.

You don’t need any prior English qualifications to qualify for this route but please note that the this route does not allow you to work, take a work placement, bring dependants, extend your stay or join other courses at the end of your stay.

If you are under 18, you will only be able to apply for the 6 month Short Term Study visa option.

Standard Visitor visa

If you are already in the UK, with a General, Business, or Family Visitor visa to the UK, you can carry out up to 30 days of study in total. The study must be an extra activity that you do during your visit to the UK, and can’t be the main purpose of your visit. You should apply for a Short Term Study visa if the main purpose of your visit is study.

If you are a non-visa national you can apply for ‘leave to enter’ on arrival to the UK. This means you don’t need to apply for your visa in your home country and can arrive and be stamped in at the UK Border. All other non-EEA/Swiss visa nationals must obtain entry clearance in their home country before travelling to the UK.

Other Immigration Categories

Dependant visa, EVW (Electronic Visa Waiver), 6 month entry stamp and other Tiers are also allowed to study. However, we advise that the course cannot exceed the end date of the visa and should not interfere with the main purpose of your visa i.e the job you are sponsored for.

We recommend that you consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for further information.

Other useful websites for International students:

International Students

Why Study with us?

  • Government funded College of Further and Higher Education
  • British Council accredited for English Language
  • AoC Charter for International Excellence
  • The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2008 and 2013
  • Established over 150 years ago
  • Students from more than 112 countries
  • Affordable fees and high quality flexible education
  • Excellent facilities and central London location
  • A dedicated International Team
  • Computing suites with free internet access
  • Social and cultural events

Difference between EU and international students

Students coming from the EEA (European Economic area which includes the European Union plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland are not considered international, for the purpose of fees, and enjoy the same benefits as a UK national.

If you are a national of a country that does not fall into the above categories you will be considered an international student, for the purpose of fees, and subject to the UK’s immigration regulations.


We are here to provide support to international students, and help you apply, enrol and navigate your way through your studies at the College and your stay in London.

Not sure about student visas?

Find out more on the types of visa available for international students.  Visa information

Contact us 

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AUTUMN TERM 2016 Monday 5 September Tuesday 20 December 2016
Half Term Monday 24 October Friday 28 October
Acton Parents Evening 1 Tuesday 6 December  
Ealing Parents Evening 1 Wednesday 7 December  
Hammersmith Parents Evening 1 Tuesday 13 December  
Southall Parents Evening 1 Wednesday 14 December  
Christmas Holiday Wednesday 21 December Monday 2 January 2017
SPRING TERM 2017 Tuesday 3 January Friday 31 March 2017
Half Term Monday 13 February Friday 17 February 2017
Acton Parents Evening 2 Monday 27 March  
Ealing Parents Evening 2 Tuesday 28 March  
Hammersmith Parents Evening 2 Wednesday 29 March  
Southall Parents Evening 2 Thursday 30 March  
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sport academies

The College’s Sports Academy gives students with a talent in sport the chance to pursue their sporting ambition while completing a full time sports qualification.

As a student-athlete on one of our Academy programmes you will have access to high level coaching, competition and a host of other opportunities including participating in international tournaments, obtaining additional qualification and gaining valuable at sports events.

We currently offer the following Sports Academy programmes.

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Futsal

Read more information on these programmes, including trial dates.


The personality and atmosphere of our College really surfaces through our enrichment programmes as we provide both 16-19 year olds and adult students with a significant and effective tutorial practice as well as arranging educational outings aimed at improving retention and achievement.

Our Student Services teams work with curriculum and respond to our Learner Voice to design enrichment opportunities to enrich their student experience; from pool and table tennis competitions to Freshers Fair, Careers Day and Healthy Lifestyles Week.

Students are offered a range of one off and weekly events, activities, clubs and societies to inspire and empower them. We encourage students to develop skills to support their future pathways or current course and awareness of equality, diversity and culture. We also encourage students to lead their own activities, clubs and events, whether as a Student Volunteer, as a Class Representative or via our Student Union

student union

All students automatically become members of the Students’ Union (SU) when they enrol at the College. The SU works closely with the college Principals and CEO and helps make important decisions facing the college. They also organise events and leisure activities including football, basketball and other clubs, and take part in national campaigns. Members can apply for an NUS card which qualifies them for discounts at various cinemas, shops and restaurants.

The SU Executive Committee is made of elected student representatives. We have four executive committees across the college based at each site, working together to ensure that your voice is heard. The Executive members are elected to voice your opinions about the College and its facilities. Students can apply for positions such as President, Student Governor, Equality and diversity officer and Women's officer in elections that take place in mid-September each year.

Meet your Student Union Representatives

Hammersmith & Fulham College

  • President - Rammyglenn Resumadero, Catering and Hospitality Level 1
  • Treasurer - Marcia Powell, Catering and Hospitality Level 2
  • Deputy for Activities - Suzanne Alshaikh, Business Level 2
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Emmanuel Ojo, Health and Social Care Level 3
  • Deputy for Equalities - Chantelle Wallace, Science Level 1
  • Deputy for Education - Hiba Mohamed, ICT Level 3

Ealing Green College

  • President - To be confirmed
  • Treasurer - Ameer Haijawi, A levels
  • Deputy for Activities - Abdul Karim Chettouh, A levels
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Andrew Bahhi, A levels
  • Deputy for Equalities - Foozi Artan, A levels
  • Deputy for Education - Bilal Mohsin, A levels

Acton Construction & STEM Centre

  • President - Mohamed Ahmed Hussein, Electrical Level 2 (Construction)
  • Treasurer - Dwight Johnson, Plastering Level 1 (Construction)
  • Deputy for Activities - Khalid Alawes, ESOL
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Muna Abdirahman, Work & Study
  • Deputy for Equalities - Nabila Haashi, Work & Study
  • Deputy for Education, Nasrin Jalkhi, ESOL

Southall Community College

  • President - Sheraz Fazel, Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 (Motor Vehicle) 
  • Treasurers - Salma Mohammed Hussein, ESOL & Sahra Mohammed Hussein, ESOL
  • Deputy for Activities - to be confirmed....
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Egle Narkeviciute, Access to Bio medical Sciences
  • Deputy for Equalities - Himanchu Himanchu, ESOL
  • Deputy for Education - Aloysie Fernandes, ESOL