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Pre-sessional English Course

DGHE Pre-sessional English Course is designed to improve your academic English in readiness for your studies. It is intended for students who are planning to study for an HND or degree BA (Hons) at DGHE but do not meet the English language requirement of their conditional offer.

Taking a Pre-Sessional English course will not only help you improve your language skills, but it will also help you with your studies and research, and give you more confidence as you prepare to start your course. 


Dates for the 2021 Pre-sessional course

Our Pre-sessional courses in 2021 will be delivered online, allowing you to complete the 6 weeks course from the comfort of your own home.

Start Date: 16 August 2021

End Date: 24 September 2021

Timetable:Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10am to 12pm or Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6pm to 8pm

Application Deadline: 14 August 2021

Fee: Free


How to apply

You do not need to apply directly for the Pre-sessional English Programme. When you apply to study at DGHE, we will automatically assess your eligibility for the programme if you do not meet the English language requirements for your chosen course. Please visit our website to apply for a course at DGHE: dghe.ac.uk/apply


Technical Requirements

Please note the following technical requirements for the online Pre-sessional course:

  • access to a laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection. Mobile devices are not appropriate;
  • a headset/headphones or speakers and a microphone;
  • a webcam;
  • Zoom installed;
  • a good internet connection. As with all online platforms, the higher the bandwidth of your internet connection, the smoother your experience of our platforms will be. 



To get the most out of the Pre-sessional course you should contribute to every session. Attendance is monitored each week and if it falls below acceptable levels then you may be withdrawn from your course.


Course assessment

At the end of the course, you will be required to pass an online assessment under exam conditions in order to progress to your chosen programme. Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress directly to your chosen course at DGHE (provided you have met the course requirements). 









Last updated: 23/07/21