Prepare for Success

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Your free online preparation course

Improve your academic expectations, skills and readiness on our free online preparation course – ahead of starting your academic programme in January 2024. This online course is designed to give you advice, guidance and support, so that you are ready to begin your academic pathway programme.

Why study this course?​

This specialist course is designed for international students to introduce you to everything you need to succeed in your academic programme and beyond.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A range of online self-study materials to access in your own time and at your own pace
  • Developing life skills to help boost personal and social confidence ahead of arriving in your new study destination
  • Practical advice about life in your new study destination
  • Understanding what it takes to become a successful learner with practical advice about academic study.

Key facts

From 4th December 2023

Course content: up to 15 hours of self-study content.
Available for three weeks from the point of enrolment.

What can you expect from the preparation course?

The Prepare for Success online preparation course will prepare you for your academic studies by focussing on three essential areas through self-study content:

  • Life, learn more about intercultural skills, your study destination, and preparing for life and study in the UK
  • Language, improve your English through language and skills modules, all  with interactive activities to practise your learning along the way
  • Learning, to develop confidence as a learner, and understand what it takes to become successful.

How to access the course

Getting started with your Prepare for Success course is easy. To access this course, all you need to do is confirm your place with us and begin paying towards your tuition fees.

1. Confirm your place

It’s important that you confirm your place on your academic programme in order to gain access to the preparation course. To secure your place, you will need to pay a confirmation payment made up of £1,000 security deposit and £260 administration fee.

2. Make your advance tuition fees payment

You will need to pay your advanced tuition fees as stated in your offer letter so you can access this online preparation course. Find out more about your confirmation payment and tuition fees on our fees page.

3. Start studying

After you have confirmed your place and paid your advanced tuition fees, you will receive further instructions about how to access the course.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by students

(Prepare for Success Survey 2023)


of students felt better prepared for arriving at their study destination having completed Prepare for Success.

(Prepare for Success Survey 2023)

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.