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Certificate in Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

PEAP is designed to develop the academic English language and study skills needed to study an academic degree. If you're an international student needing help to achieve our English language requirements, it's a great course and the best preparation for study at NTU.

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Key facts

  • PEAP courses range from 6 weeks to 20 weeks.
  • The length of course depends on your current language level, the level you need to achieve, and the availability of our courses.
  • Each PEAP course has entry requirements so you can see how many weeks you'll be asked to study.
  • You'll be required to reach a specific grade at the end of your PEAP course before you can progress to your academic degree.
  • You can apply for PEAP even if you are not going to continue your studies onto an academic degree at the University.
  • PEAP 语言课程的教学目标

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Course dates and tuition fees

10-weeks: 20 June – 26 August 2022

  • Option 1: On-campus course*
  • Option 2: Online course
  • Course fee for both options: £3,250

6-weeks: 18 July – 26 August 2022

  • Option 1: On-campus course*
  • Option 2: Online course
  • Course fee for both options: £1,950

Important information - please note

*We strongly recommend that you choose to study the on-campus course where possible, especially if you are progressing to a postgraduate course in the Nottingham School of Art & Design (these courses start earlier and there is very limited time between the end of the PEAP course and the start of the degree courses).

If you choose to study a PEAP course online, you must book an appointment to start your visa application as soon as possible after your course ends. NTU cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to join your degree course if you are late because of visa delays so we strongly encourage you to act as soon as you can.

For on-campus course options, please note that you will require a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for admission to the PEAP course. The SELTs that we currently accept are IELTS for UKVI and LanguageCert SELT.

Additional costs

The fee includes all learning materials such as course handbooks, so there are no additional fees during the course.

Studying PEAP On Campus

 

On-campus PEAP class in action

You will be in an English-speaking environment, enabling you to use English both for your studies and in your daily life.

Attending our course on campus will give you a fantastic opportunity to familiarise yourself with NTU campus life and facilities so you are well prepared for the start of your follow-on degree course.

Key features of the on-campus course include...

  • You will have 20.5 hours of sessions per week in our Newton Building, including time for individual tutorials and including 4 hours of online collaborative work and support from teaching staff.
  • You'll complete study tasks, individually or in groups, to prepare for each classroom session.
  • You will have classes from 09:00 to 11:30 UK time (includes a 15-minute break) from Monday to Friday, and 12:30 to 14:30 UK time from Monday to Thursday.
  • The maximum class size is 16.
  • The minimum age of students is 18.
  • You will be assessed through your coursework, tests and an individual presentation.
  • You'll need to have a computer, a microphone and a webcam for some activities and communication with teachers and peers outside of class.
  • You'll have access to activities in the Global Lounge and you can make use of our excellent libraries.
  • You'll have the opportunity to participate in a free trip in the final week to a popular tourist destination, such as Cambridge, York or Oxford.
  • You'll have a wonderful opportunity to explore everything Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has to offer.

Studying PEAP Online

 

Online PEAP class in action

Interaction with students and staff.

Attending our course online will give you the flexibility to study from home while still engaging with other students and your teachers.

You will also have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with NTU online learning platforms and resources.

We will maximise opportunities for you to practise your English and interact with your classmates and teachers.

What to expect from your online PEAP course  

  • You will have 20.5 hours of online sessions per week, including time for individual tutorials.
  • You'll complete study tasks, individually or in groups, to prepare for each session.
  • You'll need to have a stable internet connection, a computer, a microphone and a webcam to take part in the online sessions on MS Teams and access to the Google Chrome internet browser to take assessments.
  • You will have classes from 09:00 to 11:30 UK time (includes a 15-minute break) from Monday to Friday, and 12:30 to 14:30 UK time from Monday to Thursday (NB on the 15-week course, classes take place Monday - Friday mornings from 09:00 - 12:00 UK time and Monday - Thursday afternoons from 13:00 - 14:00 UK time with an optional drop-in session on Friday afternoons).
  • The maximum class size is 14.
  • The minimum age of students is 18.
  • You will be assessed through your coursework, tests and an individual presentation.

We will provide you with the software you need to participate on the PEAP course and we will show you how to use the online learning software. You'll need to download and access the Google Chrome internet browser to take PEAP assessments.

Ready to apply?

Please read the information on entry requirements for PEAP courses carefully before you apply. Use the NTU Applicant Portal to apply for a PEAP course selecting the appropriate number of weeks for your entry level of English.

How to pay PEAP course fees

Payment methods

For 6-week and 10-week PEAP courses you must pay your PEAP course fees in full:

  • on WU® GlobalPay for Students (enter the full amount into option 5 ‘Pre-sessional English fees’); or
  • by credit/debit card on our Online Store (select 'Product Catalogue' then 'Arts & Humanities' then 'Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes').

For 15 or 20-week PEAP courses you can either:

  • pay your fees in full (as above) or;
  • pay an advanced payment of £3,000 through either:

If you choose to pay advanced payment only, you'll also need to arrange an instalment plan to pay the rest of your fees in order to be fully enrolled. Our finance team will help you arrange instalment plans, if you need any support.

If you need to cancel

Hopefully you won't need to, but if necessary you can cancel your PEAP course at any time up to the start date of the course.

You can do this by:

If you start the PEAP course and need to leave, you can get a refund. This will be a proportion of the course cost depending on how long you've studied. For example, if you leave after studying 60% of your PEAP course, you can get a refund of 40% of your PEAP course fee.

Language support as part of your studies

Our dedicated language support continues when you've completed PEAP.  We offer language support ('in-sessional’ English classes) free of charge throughout your studies, including one-to-one help with academic writing.

More information

If you would like any further information about the PEAP programme, contact NILICPEAP@ntu.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.

If you need any generak advice on studying at NTU as an international student, please email international@ntu.ac.uk and we'll advise you.

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