Short Term Visa Courses


We have the opportunity also for those aspirants who wish to study abroad but due to lack of funds or any other reasons they lose the hope. Laurels Education is the door to knock and get the way. We have short term visa course plan for such candidates which allows them to study in the UK for 6 months to 11 months with a minimal range of expenditure. These courses are the foundation courses and you can look for the further studies ahead in UG and PG stream after accomplishing these courses.

Please see below for details to such courses. These guidelines are taken from the information provided by the Home Office, UK. This guidance tells you about the short-term student (STS) routes and how to consider an application from a short-term student for entry clearance or leave to enter under paragraphs A57A to A57H of the Immigration Rules.

LIST OF COURSES FOR SHORT TERM VISAS

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

  • Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Qualification Level 2 Child Care
  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma Child Care

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Introduction to Management
  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Business Management
  • Qualification Level 3 Integrated Diploma in and Management

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT - ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Chinese Culinary Arts
  • Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Chinese Culinary Arts

ICT - CYBER SECURITY

  • Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Business Beginners in Cyber Security
  • Qualification Level 2 Diploma in Cyber Security Management and Operations

Law

TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills)

Fee : £5400 (each course)

There are 3 short-term student routes:

  • short-term student (6 months) – for applicants aged 16 and over for a maximum of 6 months’ study
  • short-term student (11 months) – for applicants aged 16 and over for a maximum of 11 months’ English language study only
  • short-term student (child) – for applicants aged under 16 for a maximum of 6 months’ study
    • People who have been granted a visa or leave to enter the UK as a visitor (for example, for tourism or to visit family) can study for up to 30 days provided study is not the main purpose of the visit.

      People should use Tier 4 of the points-based system if they want to come to the UK to study:

      • an English language course that lasts longer than 11 months
      • any other course that lasts longer than 6 months (other than distance learning, which is addressed under “Studying at a UK Institution by distance learning”)
      • a course that includes a work placement or work experience, with the exception of electives
        • Eligibility Requirements for STS Plans

          Short-term student (6 months) and short-term student (11 months)

          To be eligible to apply under this route applicants must:

          • be genuinely seeking entry to study as a short-term student
          • be aged 16 or over
          • have been accepted on one of the following:
            • a course of study by an accredited institution;
            • to undertake research or learn about research at a UK higher education institution (HEI) (short-term student (6 months) only)
            • to undertake an elective course linked to their graduate level study, where they are studying medicine, veterinary medicine and science, or dentistry as their principal course of study at an overseas HEI
          • intend to leave the UK either
            • within 30 days of the end of their declared course of study
            • at the end of the period of leave granted whichever is the earliest
          • maintain and accommodate themselves out of funds available to them
          • meet the cost of their onward or return journey
          • hold a valid entry clearance as a short-term student (when they arrive in the UK) if they are a visa national s eeking to come to the UK for any length of time, or if they are a non-visa national seeking to come to the UK for more than 6 months and where applicable:
          • hold a valid Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate
          • hold a valid tuberculosis (TB) certificate

          If the student is aged 16 or 17, they must also:

          • show that suitable arrangements have been made for their travel to, reception and care in the UK
          • have a parent or guardian in their home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for their care and who confirms that they consent to the arrangements for the applicant’s travel, reception and care in the UK
          • fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal
          • intend to study at an academy or state-funded school (for example, one which provides free education and is funded mainly from public funds)
          • intend to study in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive periods as a short-term student
          • intend to take employment (other than as an elective), including:
            • paid or unpaid work
            • a work placement
            • work experience in the UK
          • intend to be:
            • self-employed
            • involved in business activities or any professional activity in the UK
          • have recourse to public funds
          • add additional study after their arrival in the UK that will last in excess of the 30 day period at the end of the original period of entry requested.

          Short-term student (child)

          To be eligible to apply under this route applicants must:

          • be aged under 16
          • have been accepted on a course of study by an accredited institution
          • intend to leave the UK within 30 days of the end of their declared course of study or at the end of the 6-month period of leave granted, whichever is the earliest
          • maintain and accommodate themselves out of funds available to them
          • meet the cost of their onward or return journey
          • show that suitable arrangements have been made for their travel to, reception and care in the UK
          • have a parent or guardian in their home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for their care and who confirms that they consent to the arrangements for the applicant’s travel, reception and care in the UK

          If the applicant is a visa national, when they arrive in the UK they must either:

          • hold a valid entry clearance as an accompanied short-term student (child), and travel with an adult identified on the entry clearance, who is being admitted to the UK at the same time
          • hold a valid entry clearance as an unaccompanied short-term student (child)

          Applicants must not:

          • fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal
          • intend to study at an academy or state-funded school
          • intend to study in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive periods as a short-term student
          • intend to take employment including:
            • paid or unpaid work
            • work placements
            • work experience in the UK
          • intend to be:
            • self-employed
            • involved in business or any professional activities in the UK
          • have recourse to public funds
          • add additional study after their arrival in the UK that will last in excess of the 30 day period at the end of the original period of entry requested.

          Short-term students and employment

          Short-term students are not allowed to work in the UK, either in a paid or an unpaid job. They are not allowed to enroll on a course of study that includes a work placement or work experience, with the exception of an elective course of study.

          Short-term students can volunteer but may not do voluntary work. You must be clear on the difference between the two.

          Voluntary workers:

          • often have a contract with their employer (this means the employer must provide the work and the voluntary worker must attend at particular times and carry out specific tasks)
          • are also usually remunerated in kind

          Volunteers:

          • do not have a contract of employment
          • must not take the place of an employee
          • must not receive payment in kind but reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence expenses is allowed
          • usually help a charity or voluntary or public sector organisation

          TB certification

          You will need to obtain a TB certificate if you are coming to the UK for over 6 months and have been present in one of the countries listed in Appendix T of the Immigration Rules for more than 6 months immediately prior to your application.

          If you are unsure where you can obtain a TB certificate, please review the Tuberculosis tests for visa applicants guidance.