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Cambridge Education Group

About the college: Cambridge Education Group has been helping UK and international students achieve their best for over 55 years. As the leading independent provider of academic, creative and English language programmes in the UK .

Accreditation Bodies:

• UK Border Agency - British Council

• British Accreditation Council for Independent Further & Higher Education (BAC)

• Independent Schools Association (ISA)

• RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)

Campuses

Cambridge Education Group has over 20 centers across the UK and an additional Summer School in Boston USA.

The centers are split into 4 groups:


CATS Colleges

CATS Cambridge

CATS College London

CATS Canterbury

Cambridge Visual and Performing Arts

University Campuses:

Sunderland

Coventry

UCLAN

London Southbank

Stafford House Study Holidays:

UK

USA

OFFERED PROGRAMS:

Academic
Creative Programs
English Language
English Language (Summer) – Stafford House Study Holidays


Academic Programs

College Based Course
University Based Courses
Creative Academic Programs

COLLEGE BASED COURSE

Programs Description Details
GCSE Ideal for: students planning to study an A- level, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Pre – U or University Foundation programme.
Key facts:
• 7-10 subjects studied over 1 – 3 terms
• Includes one-to-one coaching on future study pathways
• Provides an excellent foundation for further study at our Colleges
Age: 15 +
Duration: 3 terms (1 year)
Depending on your English level the course can be 2 terms or 1 term.
Locations: CATS Cambridge; CATS Canterbury;  CATS London
Hours in class: 26-30 hours per week
A - Level Ideal for: ideal for students who know what they want to study at University
Key facts:
• Focused study of three to four subjects in year one, reducing to three in year two
• Is the traditional UK qualification
• Offers access to the widest choice of universities
Age: 16 +
Duration: 6 terms (2 years)
Locations: CATS Cambridge; CATS Canterbury;
Cambridge Pre-U Ideal for: High achieving students, interested in studying science and/or maths in greater depth than the A-level provides. The Cambridge Pre-U also allows you to develop your own research project, similar to the work you might undertake at university
Key facts:
• 3-5 subjects studied in depth over two years
• 5 subjects studied in depth over two years
• Assessment takes place through one set of exams at the end of the two years
• Students can achieve a higher number of UCAS points than is possible at A-level
• Recognized by the best universities including all of the Russell Group*
• Includes specific Oxbridge training as part of the course
• Has a particular focus on developing research and critical thinking skills
• Can be combined with A-level subjects
Age: 16 +
Duration:
6 terms (2 years)
Locations:
Cambridge
Medics Programme Key facts:
CATS College Medics Programme is a highly specialised 2 year programme of study for focused, high-achieving students looking for progression onto related degrees at leading universities.
Students study the following A level subjects:
Biology
Chemistry
Physics or Mathematics
Age: 16+
Duration :
6 terms (Cambridge, London or Canterbury); 5 terms (Cambridge and London only)
Location:
Cambridge, Canterbury, London

International Baccalaureate Diploma Ideal for: Motivated students interested in a broad range of subjects, who may not yet have decided what they want to specialize in at University.
Key facts:
• 6 subjects studied over two years plus 3 additional modules: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Action and Service and an Extended Essay
• Assessment: Final exams at the end of two years, plus coursework, CAS, extended essay and presentations.
• Is recognised by the best universities worldwide
• Has a particular focus on international studies and relating subjects to events in the real world
Age: 16 +
Duration:
6 terms (2 years)
Locations:
Cambridge
University Foundation Ideal for: Students aged 17+ who want a one-year fast track to University. This programme offers guaranteed progression to a wide choice of Universities on completion of the course.
Key Facts:
• 3-4 subjects studied over one year, including English and Mathematics.
•  Assessment takes place via coursework, externally moderated examinations and IELTS.
• Guaranteed progression to University on successful completion of the programme.
• Flexible programme with a range of subject options and pathways.
• Not suitable for medicine / veterinary career paths.
• Extended option available for students with a lower English language level.
Age: 17+
Duration :
3 terms (1 year)
Location:
Cambridge, Canterbury, London

Pre-Masters’ foundation Ideal for: Flexible preparation programme for Master’s level study at a UK university. Prepares students for in-depth research, writing dissertations and improves IELTS scores. Age: 21+
Duration :
1, 2 or 3 terms
Locations:
CATS Cambridge

Study Abroad (High School Programme) Ideal for: Students who want to experience one or more terms living and studying in the UK and earn credit for these studies back home. You have the flexibility to design your own study programme by selecting options from a wide range of subject areas.
Key facts:    
• 3-5 subjects studied over 1 - 2 terms
• Assessment takes place via coursework or exams depending on how long you stay
• Full time, intensive course
• Flexible start dates and subject choices
Age: 16+
Location:
Cambridge, Canterbury, London
Duration:
1, 2 or 3 terms

Academic English Programme Ideal for: International students planning to study in the UK. This programme will prepare you for academic study on any pre-university programme including A-level, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Pre-U or University Foundation.
Key facts:    
• Full time, intensive course tailored to your needs
• Includes the study of General English and English for Academic Purposes
• Provides an introduction to the vocabulary required for Business, Math’s, Science, Humanities and the Arts.
• Flexible start dates to fit in with your future academic programme
Age: 15+
Duration :
1 week - 4 terms
Location:
Cambridge, Canterbury, London

CAMPUS BASED COURSES

Programs Description Details
Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) Key facts: This is a one-year programme that will allow students who have completed senior & secondary education to progress to a Bachelor University degree at one of our of partner universities.
To prepare students for the academic style of UK universities, the course will be delivered using the methods students would expect to find at a high quality modern institution:
• classroom lessons
• lectures
• workshops / laboratory work
• seminars
• tutorials
• group work
• debating
• self study
Choose specialization in:
•  Business, Economics, Finance & Management – available in: Coventry University, Coventry University London, LSBU, Sunderland, UCLan.
• Humanities, Law and Social Sciences- available in: Coventry, LSBU, Sunderland, UCLan.
• Engineering & Sciences – available in: Coventry, LSBU, Sunderland, UCLan.
• Life Sciences – available in Coventry, LSBU, Sunderland, UCLan.
• Art, Design and Media – available in Coventry, LSBU, UCLan.
Age: 18+
Duration :
3 terms
Location:
Coventry, London, Preston, Sunderland
Centers:
Coventry University
Business,
Coventry University London
London South Bank University (LSBU)
Sunderland
University of Central Lancashire UCLan.
Master's Foundation Programme Key facts:
• The programme is taught on campus at Birkbeck University of London, with the opportunity to progress to a large choice of degrees on successful completion of the programme.
• Range of University of London partners to choose from, including Birkbeck, Institute of Education and Royal Holloway.
• Flexible programme with a range of subject options and pathways
Age: 21+
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 terms
Hours in class: 25 per week
Location: Coventry, London, Preston, Sunderland
Entry dates:
Three term pathway - October / January
Two term pathway - January / April
One term pathway - April / June
English Language Preparation Key facts:
• The ELPP will develop your knowledge of the grammar, functions and vocabulary in general English language usage.
You will be trained in all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to the level you need for your Foundation programme.
Age: 17+
Duration:
1, 2 or 3 terms,
Hours in class:
25 per week
Entry dates:
3 intakes per year: January, April, September
Location:
Coventry, London, Preston, Sunderland

CREATIVE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Art & Design

Programs Description Details
Art & Design Pre -Foundation Program This course is ideal for:
• International students who need to improve their English;
• UK or international students who have not taken Art & Design as a major subject at high school;
• International students who do not possess the portfolio necessary for direct entry to the Art & Design Foundation
Once you have successfully completed the Pre-Foundation you will be able to apply for our prestigious Art & Design Foundation at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Age: 16+
Duration:
1, 2 or 3 terms (it depends of students English level)
Hours in class:
23 hours per week + up to 5 hours of English tuition per week if required

Entry dates:
3 intakes per year: September; January; April
Location:
Cambridge Visual & Performing Arts

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design The Foundation Diploma in Art & Design of CVPA is a nationally accredited qualification awarded by University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.
Art & Design disciplines
• Fine Art (painting, sculpture & printmaking)
• Moving Image
• Photography
• Applied Craft
• Fashion / Surface Design
• Graphic Design & Illustration
• Theatre Arts (set design, costume, make-up)
• 3D Architecture
•  3D Interior / Product Design
You will also study the following core subjects:
• Life Drawing
• Visual Studies
• Contextual Studies
After completing the Foundation Program in Art & Design students can apply to ......
Age: 17+
Required: secondary / high school completed with a good school report + a portfolio
Course length: 3 terms (1 year)
Hours in class: 25 hours per week + 5 hours English Language tuition if required
Entry dates: 1 intake per year - September

BA (Hons) Fashion Design This three-year BA (Hons) degree is focused on developing an understanding and knowledge of the different aspects of fashion design, from creation through to successful retailing.

For students who are determined, independent-minded individuals who have completed an Art Foundation with a good portfolio.

During Semester 2 in your second year, you have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. This is self-initiated and can be with some exciting retailers and designer.

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design is awarded by Kingston University and all 3 years of the programme are completed at CSVPA
Age: 18+
Duration :
4 semesters (2 years) at CSVPA + 2 semesters (1 year) at chosen university
Locations:
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Required:  Completed Art Foundation + a portfolio
Course length:
6 semesters (3 years)
Entry dates:
1 intake per year - September


BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration This three-year BA (Hons) degree provides a strong work-related experience with students specialising in one of the two areas (graphic design or illustration) over the three years of study.
The BA in Graphic Design and Illustration is now awarded by Kingston University London and all 3 years of the programme is completed at CSVPA
Age: 18+
Duration :
4 semesters (2 years) at CSVPA + 2 semesters (1 year) at chosen university
Locations:
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts



Pre-Master's Art & Design This programme is designed to suit the needs of international students who wish to prepare for study at Master's level in the UK. The course is tailored to suit each student's artistic discipline e.g. fashion, photography, graphic design, fine art etc.
Emphasis is placed on encouraging students to become independent learners, confident within English-speaking educational culture.
Age: 21+
Duration :
1 or 2 semesters
Location:
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts



Art & Design- Degree/Postgraduate

Programs Description Details
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a nationally accredited qualification awarded by University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body. We are the ONLY independent creative arts school to have been approved by this prestigious body, which recognizes best practice in the teaching and assessment of art and design programmes. Age: 17+
Course length:
3 terms
Locations: Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts


Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a nationally accredited qualification awarded by University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body. We are the ONLY independent creative arts school to have been approved by this prestigious body, which recognises best practice in the teaching and assessment of art and design programmes. Age: 17+
Duration :
3 terms
Locations:
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts


Drama-Pre-university

Programs Description Details
Drama Foundation One year programme taught in association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Students receive intensive training in acting, voice, movement and other related disciplines required from drama school or university entry. This course includes use of Shakespearean texts. Age: 17+
Duration :
3 terms
Locations:
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts


Music( Pre-university)

Programs Description Details
Music Foundation Program One-year preparation programme for degree level Music courses at university. This intensive programme is very demanding and students taking this course should be well prepared, with an appropriate level of Music Theory and Technology knowledge. The programme covers the core elements of: performing, composing, recording, sequencing, listening and music history. Age: 17+
Duration :
3 terms
Locations:
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts



ENGLISH LANGUAGE

English Language ( General Purpose)

Programs Description Details
Intensive - Certificate of English OIdeal for making faster progress with Engligh Language learning. This programme is for students aiming to reach English proficiency through a fully immersive, proven and focused full-time course. This is our most popular course for adults at the School of English. Students can also combine this course with one-to-one tuition. Age: 16+
Duration :
1-36+ weeks
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)




Standard - Certificate of English This part-time course is ideal for those who want to combine language learning with other commitments, such as work, tourism, personal interests or looking after a family. Students can also combine this course with one-to-one tuition. Age: 16+
Duration :
1-36 weeks
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)



Standard - Certificate of English This part-time course is ideal for those who want to combine language learning with other commitments, such as work, tourism, personal interests or looking after a family. Students can also combine this course with one-to-one tuition. Age: 16+
Course length:
1-36 weeks
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)




One-to –One English Our one-to-one programmes are tailor-made for each individual following a Needs Analysis. They are suitable for individuals who are very focused, highly motivated and need to make quick progress, such as professionals. Age: 16+
Duration :
5, 10 or 20 lessons
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)




Cambridge ESOL Preparation Full time, super-intensive tailored programme for students preparing for a Cambridge ESOL Exam - FCE, CAE and CPE. Ideal for students studying longer-term who wish to have a target and a publicly recognised qualification Age: 16+
Duration :
10 weeks (FCE, CAE); 12 weeks (FCE, CAE or CPE)
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)




Business Certificate of English This full-time intensive programme is for students who want to improve their business English and its use in the workplace or for academic study. Students develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills required in the commercial world. Age: 18+
Duration :
Course length: 2-6 weeks
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)




Careers in Law, Business and Finance Taster Programme Orientation program in Law, Business or Finance for students aged 15-17yrs old who wish to learn about different career options before committing to those subjects at A level, International Baccalaureate (or equivalent). Age: 15-17 years old
Duration:
3 weeks
Locations:
CATS Canterbury




UK Education Taster Programme For those considering studying in the UK and would like to experience A level, International Baccalaureate and University Foundation programmes before committing to a programme of study. Age: 15-17 years old
Duration:
3 weeks
Locations:
CATS Canterbury




Junior Winter Intensive This full time course offers a combination of morning English classes and afternoon project work, half day excursions, local visits and other activities. Age: 14-17 (Groups: 12-17)
Course length:
1-4 weeks
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)




English Language (academic)
College based courses

Programs Description Details
Academic English This programme is designed for international students whose English language skills are not yet at a sufficient level for academic study in the UK.

Students study English language courses such as General English and English for Academic Purposes, and we will ensure they reach the right English level for one of our academic programmes as quickly as possible.
Age: 15+
Duration :
1, 2, 3 or 4 terms (weekly option also available)
Locations:
CATS Cambridge, CATS Canterbury; Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts





IELTS Preparation Full time, super-intensive tailored programme for students who need tailored, intensive preparation to reach a specific target IELTS scores to a specific deadline. Age: 16+
Duration :
5-51 weeks
Locations:
Stafford House School of English (Canterbury)