Frequently asked questions

Welcome to our frequently asked questions page. Here you will find answers to the most common questions we are asked. These Frequently Asked Questions are prepared to help you while you start your learner journey at the College.

Still not found the answer to your question? Email info@ecl.ac or call 02085532683.

Applying to the College

How can I find out more information about the courses?

Related course information is available on the College website www.ecl.ac. You may also visit the college during the hours of 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday; our Admissions team will be available to provide further information and advice.

How do I apply to College?

Once you’ve chosen your course, you can either download the application form from our website or visit the college; where you can collect a paper copy of the application form. Find out more about applying to College.

When can I apply on a course?

It depends on which course you’re interested in. We have two intakes per academic year: February and September. For more detailed information, please visit our website www.ecl.ac or contact the Admissions team on 02085532683.

I have a disability, can I still apply, and what support is available?

Yes, everyone is given the same opportunity. Students must declare their disability during the application stage for us to identify support needs that may be required during the course. 

I have previously studied outside the UK – does Empire College London recognise my qualifications?

Yes, your international qualifications are recognised by the College. The college compares international qualifications with UK NARIC.

What is the minimum level of English Language required to study at Empire College London?

Entry to all our courses requires a minimum English Language level of CEFR B2. For further information, please visit our website, www.ecl.ac.

I’ve applied to the College – what happens next?

After submitting your application, you will be contacted by the Admissions team regarding the next steps. You’ll be invited to an interview and an assessment. If you have not received a response within two weeks, please contact our Admissions team on 02085532683 or email info@ecl.ac.

Is an interview and assessment essential for my course? What will it be like?

All our courses require an interview and an assessment. It is an opportunity for you and for us to make sure you are applying for the right course and to discuss any further queries. The interview will be in relation to your reasons for the chosen course, your prospects, and previous qualifications/work experience and general questions about yourself.

How can I pay my tuition fees?

Our Tuition Fee Policy outlines the options for payment of tuition fees.

College life

Where do I go on my first day?

You will receive a detailed email regarding your first day at the college. On non-receipt of the email, head to the main reception of the College.

What is induction?

During your first week, you will be welcomed to the College and introduced to your fellow students and college staff through the induction program. The induction program will include the following:

  • An introductory session regarding your course and the college
  • IT induction – introducing you to our IT facilities and systems
  • Learning Resources induction – introducing you to the Learning Resources you will need for your course

Attending the induction program will confirm your enrolment on the course; therefore, attendance is mandatory.

Does the college arrange social activities?

Yes, through the academic year, various social activities are arranged, which include overseas trips, sporting and festive events.

What can I wear to the College – is there a dress code?

Generally, students are free to wear whatever they like as long as it is not offensive to others. Clothing with offensive wording and logos will not be acceptable.

How do I get to college?

All travel information is available on our Contact us page.

Support

What financial support can I receive while I’m at college?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for travel, materials, disability-related support, child care and other course-related costs. Find out more about financial support.

If I have a problem with my academic work, who can I talk to?

Your personal tutor and the academic team will provide all the support you need to ensure that you are able to complete your course successfully. A regular meeting at frequent intervals with your tutor will enable you to discuss any concerns.

If I have a problem that is worrying me, who can I talk to?

Any student with worries or concerns can seek advice from college Support and Welfare Team. They may also be able to suggest other services that can help you further. The contacts details of the Support and Welfare Team are available at the induction program and the college notice board.

Will I be provided with careers advice?

We provide career advice services during your course duration; it consists of Employer Engagement workshops, Career Talk and next steps. 

General

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions or comments, please call us on 02085532683 or email info@ecl.ac.