Only in exceptional circumstances can we accept applicants intending to stay for a shorter period. An intermediate level of English is required (defined as a minimum B1 level in the Common European Framework declaration i.e having passed A2 level examination or providing similar proof of such level).

The programme provides for the following phases:

Pre-Arrival screening so as to assess suitability for the programme – required is provision of references as to character and professional aptitude, preparation of curriculum vitae, completion of application form. Arrival in Great Britain:

The programme also includes access and use of LILA* Business Services area and all other LILA* facilities including internet access, lounge area and book swap area.

End of course assessment and certification

Programmes are independently and externally accredited by the IAB. The IAB is an international professional and awarding body of qualifications, regulated in England by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (see and also in Wales and Northern Ireland. Assessment of students' learning and achievements in these programmes is therefore subject to the external quality assurance conducted by the IAB. Following their programmes, successful students will receive an IAB Certificate, confirming their achievements. It will be of particular relevance where students are required or are looking to obtain a “credit” for programme completion.