English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Course


  • Welcome pack & induction
  • Weekly progress tests
  • Teacher tutorials (every 4 weeks)
  • Online learning portal: MyUKEC
  • University counselling
  • Access to UKEC+ classes
  • Student services
  • End of course certificate (12-week full-time study only)
  • Student services
  • End of course certificate (12-week full-time study only)


This course provides a higher-level of academic language instruction, beyond that of IELTS, required for competent study in a higher education institution. This course covers the necessary language and skills used in the comprehension and production of academic texts, presentations and conducting research for a literature review.


  • Start day: Any Monday (not including public holidays, initial level test and induction to be completed on Monday morning to start IELTS classes on Monday afternoon and General English classes on Tuesday morning)) 
  • Age: 16 + 
  • Course books: £30 per level (morning session only) 
  • Levels: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Proficiency (C2) 
  • Course length: 12 weeks 
  • Maximum class size is 8 
  • Accredited and recognised by University of Coventry, University of Bangor, University of South Wales, and University of Bournemouth

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on the course, a minimum level of English is required in order to ensure the participant receives the most suitable level of tuition for where they are at, enabling us at UKEC Academy to more effectively get students to where they need to be.


At UKEC Academy we understand that every class is different and every student is different. Our teachers adapt their teaching style and methodology in order to support and include all students in their learning. This method enables our classes to be as effective as possible. Our classes are learner-centred so students always actively participate in classes and benefit from lots of opportunity to practise the language. The UKEC Academy method provides our international students with a supportive, enjoyable and interactive environment. Our students will be challenged and stimulated throughout their general English course.

Our classes follow the following principles:

  • Explanation/Demonstration
  • Observation
  • Reading
  • Classroom tasks & activities
  • Assessment
  • Individual learning plans
  • Performance reviews

 “Studying at UKEC Academy helped make my dream come true as I managed to get 8.0 in my IELTS!” Marta, Poland

If your other commitments mean you are unable to attend these classes then contact us to discuss your options and we can recommend a flexible course for you.

All course materials are provided in class for the afternoon exam preparation classes but if you want a course book for your afternoon exam classes to study at home then you can pay £25 to buy one or £20 deposit to rent. Just speak with one of the team in reception.