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.

For more information, contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

West London's College has a proud tradition of welcoming international students from around the world. The college, one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the country, is in the heart of London with excellent transport links to all corners of the capital.

Our English as a Foreign Language provision is fully accredited by the British Council for English Language Teaching, with flexible start dates allowing students to start throughout the year including the summer months.

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

ARE YOU AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?

Students coming from the EEA (European Economic area which includes the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, 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.

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

Contact us 

The International team is happy to answer any queries from non UK or prospective students. Get in touch for general information and tailor-made short courses on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term Dates 2017/18

Autumn Term Monday 4 September 2017 Friday 15 December 2017
Autumn Half Term Monday 23 October 2017 Friday 27 October 2017
Christmas Holidays Monday 18 December 2017 Tuesday 2 January 2018
Spring Term Wednesday 3 January 2018 Thursday 29 March 2018
Spring Half Term Monday 12 February 2018 Friday 16 February 2018
Spring Holidays Friday 30 March 2018 Friday 13 April 2018
Good Friday Friday 30 March 2018  
Easter Monday Monday 2 April 2018  
Summer Term Monday 16 April 2018 Friday 6 July 2018
May/ Spring Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018
Monday 28 May 2018
 
Summer Half Term Monday 28 May 2018 Friday 1 June 2018

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.

 

enrichment

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 - Sapphire Dhaliwal, Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Treasurer - Ilham Mohamedl, Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Deputy for Activities - Shaima Deen, Public Services Level 3
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Sekima Ochacho Mohammed, Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Deputy for Equalities - Caitlin O'Boyle, Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Deputy for Education - Omed Ahmed Hawrami, ESOL 1618
  • Governor of FE - Deana Badawy, A-Levels 

Ealing Green College

  • President - To be confirmed
  • Vice President - Hayfaa Abdalla, A-Levels
  • Treasurer - Tione Egbor, A-Levels
  • Deputy for Activities - Mi-Cah Maglorie, A-Levels
  • Deputy for Activities - James Dineen, A-Levels
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Abdiwahab Hersi, A-Levels
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Christina Papanikola, A-Levels
  • Deputy for Equalities - Jale Alkino, A-Levels
  • Deputy for Education - Xhensild Berisha, A-Levels

Acton Construction & STEM Centre

  • President - Malcolm Farell, Site Carpentry Level 2
  • Assistant President - Lee Bevan, Electrical Level 3
  • Treasurer - Mostafa Yabari, Motor Vehicle Entry 3
  • Deputy for Activities - Thomas Watson, English for Work & Study Level 1
  • Deputy for Education - Nasrin Jalkhi, ESOL Level 1

Southall Community College

  • President - Ervina Ahmed, Business Level 3
  • Treasurer - Fathima Sahra Mohammed, Pathway to Business & ICT Level 1
  • Deputy for Activities - Elisha Bains, Business Level 3
  • Deputy for Wellbeing - Ranusan Manoharathas, ESOL 1618
  • Deputy for Equalities - Fatema Salman, Caring for Children Level 1
  • Deputy for Education - Jathusa Karnan, Business Level 2