Upon arrival, new students receive the KKCL welcome pack before being taken on an induction tour of the college. They are also informed about the social activities, welfare and support available.
For example, we can help with:
- Finding accommodation
- Registering with a doctor (NHS)
- Registering for National Insurance
- Local police registration for visa nationals
- Opening a UK bank account
- Finding work (where to look for jobs, working rights etc.)
- Using local libraries or buying/ordering books
- Computer-based exams and external exam registration
Student Visa Support
Individuals can apply to study General English under a Student Visitor Visa for up to 11 months.
Contact us for more information.
We know living in a foreign country can be difficult, so we do our best to make our students as comfortable as possible. Our staff speak many different languages – including Italian, Romanian, Chinese, Spanish, Polish and Hungarian – and are glad to help in every way they can.
You will find the school has excellent modern facilities, bright, cosy classrooms, a comfortable student lounge, an adjoining self-access computer room, a recording studio, free Wi-Fi and our own stylish cafeteria serving a wide variety of international food.
Welfare and Safeguarding
We are committed to equal opportunities and wish to maintain a friendly community spirit within the school. Our staff are extensively trained in first aid, fire safety, GDPR, as well as having trained to relevant and/or specialist level in Safeguarding. We always have a first-aid trained staff member on hand, and at least one fire safety officer in the building at all times.
KKCL is a Bully Free Zone and we operate a zero-tolerance policy for all students and adults. Throughout our centres, we use notice boards and posters to inform students of who to speak to if they have any concerns or worries. Even if it is a common problem such as homesickness, KKCL staff are trained in how to listen and help in different situations, so that the student is able to enjoy their KKCL experience. Our staff are friendly and approachable and support students if they have any worries or concerns.
Our flagship school is in a listed building and we currently do not have full provision for disabled and wheelchair access, but we are working towards improvements in this area.
Student Social Programme
Make friends, practise English
All our students come to KKCL to improve their English. With every passing week, they will grow in confidence, communicate more effectively and get used to using English as their first language.
Still, what good are these new language skills without taking them outside of the classroom and into the real world? That is where the KKCL Social Slate comes in!
Every week our social programme has an exciting range of activities for students to try, such as:
- Cultural visits
- Sightseeing trips
- Parties & music events
- Pub quizzes
- Creative workshops
- Weekend day-trips outside London
Social Slate Calendar
Our monthly Social Slate calendar has information about all of our organised trips and events for the month, as well as additional offers on London attractions such as West End shows. You can find the latest calendar information around the school, on our reception TV and on our Social Programme page. You can also head over to our Facebook page.
We are sure that all the students will find something to enjoy in our social programme – perhaps they will even discover a new interest.
Student Welfare Documentation:
Please download our policy documents (including the student handbook) to find out more about specific areas of student welfare. If you have further questions regarding welfare provision, please call us or send us an email.