Excel College Founded in 2003, UKEC's very own English learning centre, Excel College is British Council-accredited, a member of English UK and recognised by UKVI to provide IELTS preparation courses. You can study from 1 week – 11 months so if you are looking for full preparation courses or last minute help then Excel College has an IELTS course for you. For over 15 years Excel College have provided market leading IELTS courses and helped hundreds of students to achieve the IELTS score they need to enter university. In addition, UKEC also partner with many UK English learning institutes to provide foundation and pre-sessional programmes. In 2015, Excel launched a one-year, pre-university qualification accredited by NCC Education called the International Foundation Year (IFY) that will not only improve your English skills, but also help you progress on to a UK university in the future. Pre-sessional programmes are developed with the student's desired university taken in account - hence its high praise and popularity among students. This is strongly backed by UKEC as it will give you all the basis needed whether you're aiming to study at Under or Postgraduate level.