ETC – a Highly Trusted Sponsor under Tier 4 of the Points Based System

ETC is a highly trusted sponsor licensed by the UK Border Agency to enrol international students under tier 4 of the points based system. ETC offers a wide range of English courses for exam preparation and specialist courses.

ETC is located on over 3000 square metres piece of land and has 5 buildings. The campus is located only 5 minutes from the town centre and 2 minutes from the beach. This is an international college that is committed to improve your English level at an affordable price and in a flexible and convenient environment.

ETC staff is comprised of qualified and experienced teachers who have been in the teaching industry for many years and knows exactly how to deliver the content. The ETC team is committed to providing a quality service to all our students.

At ETC, we offer on-site student residence with over 60 beds, 40 classrooms, café, student lounge, outdoor sitting area under patio where students can relax and meet with their colleagues and tutors, summer marquee, library resource room with numerous reference books and materials that students can borrow and purchase, 3 computer rooms that are well equipped with modern computers that students can use to access the internet, send emails, etc., free wireless internet access in the school, and more other facilities.

The ETC campus is strategically located and provides students with numerous recreational options such as beautiful parks, sandy beaches and gardens and a general cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The English courses offered at ETC are designed to develop the four skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening to increase your general level of English. Some of these courses include: General English courses (comprising of English language studies – English courses 6 levels, standard, intensive, super-intensive and 1:1 English); courses for exam preparation (for exams such as FCE – Cambridge First Certificate in English, CAE – Cambridge Advanced, CPE – Cambridge Proficiency, TOEIC, and IELTS; and English for special purposes courses (such as Business English, Tourism and Hotel Management English, Medical English, Military English, etc.). Therefore at ETC, you can select the English course to study based on your personal interests.

The timetable at ETC is very flexible and it can be adjusted to meet your needs. One lesson lasts for 45 minutes and the lessons run from Monday to Friday.

Enrolling at ETC is very simple. Just complete the online enrolment form at and the rest will be done by the school’s staff. The prices depend on the type of course you are enrolling for.

Students from all over the world are free to enrol at ETC. This is an international college and besides increasing your English level at the end of your course, you will also learn different cultures by meeting people from different social classes and places. If you are from a European country, you do not need a visa but if you are from outside the European Union then you may need the visa. Thus if you are from outside the EU, you are recommended to contact the British Embassy in your country to ask about what you need to study in the UK. Nevertheless, ETC guarantees its students the best English courses and lifestyle.

You can also contact us through any of the following contacts:

School Address:

ETC International College,

24 West Hill Road,

BH2 5PG.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Telephone (from outside the UK): (+44) 1202 559044

Telephone (from within the UK): 01202 559044

Emergency telephone: 07966 380973

Fax (from outside the UK): (+44) 1202 780162

Fax (from within the UK): 01202 780162

You can get more information about ETC on the website

Our office hours are as follows: Monday to Friday 0830hrs – 1700hrs