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English plus Work Placement

Learn practical English for work

Are you looking for work skills while improving you English? CSL can help.

Improve your English in an authentic working environment. Our English plus Work Placement programme combines an English language course with a work placement in a Swansea-based company. This programme is available to European Economic Area (EEA) nationals or students on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) or Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa.

Course profile

Your programme starts with one of our English courses (part-time 17 hours or full-time 25 hours) for a minimum of two weeks. Once you have completed your time at the school, you will then be placed in one of our local partner companies, where you will complete a work placement (unpaid). Your work placement can last from one week to six months. Every Friday afternoon, a member of staff will meet with you to ensure that you are benefiting from your stay. If you are interested in Erasmus+ funding, please contact us for further information.

Aims of the course

  • Improve your spoken English language and develop confidence
  • Gain professional experience in the workplace
  • Enhance your job prospects

Also included

  • Flexibility with your work placement’s duration
  • Work placement monitoring by our staff
  • Access to all CSL facilities

Levels available

  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Advanced

Industry sectors

Tourism  Administration
Retail Hospitality
Education Sports
Information Technology Beauty and cosmetics

Please contact us for further details of work placements

Course options

Class timetable (General English 17 hours per week)

Monday - Thursday (Morning)  09.15 - 13.15 (Including breaks) General English
Friday (Morning)

  09.15 - 12.30 (Including breaks) General English


Students are expected to do one hour of homework every day 


Class timetable (General English + PM Classes 25 hours per week)

Monday -Thursday (Morning)  09.15 - 13.15 (Including breaks) General English
Monday -Thursday (Afternoon)  14.15 - 16.30 (Including breaks) General English or Exam Preparation
Friday (Morning)  09.15 - 12.30 (Including breaks) General English
Friday (Afternoon)  Private study


Students are expected to do one hour of homework every day

Course Fees

General English + Work Placement

Tuition Fees  Students are required to study for two weeks at the school before commencing their work placement. 
Students can either study a 17 hour General English programme or a 25 hour Intensive English programme for the two weeks.

17 hours = £204 (Price per week)

25 hours = £300 (Price per week) 

Placement Fee  Your work placement can last from one week to six months. £300 
Monitoring Fee The monitoring fee includes weekly presentations and company visits by a member of staff. £20 (Price per week)


Important information

Public Holidays 2017 (school is closed) 

There are no lessons on Saturdays or Sundays

02 Jan*, 14 Apr, 17 Apr* (Easter Holidays), 01 May*, 29 May*, 28 Aug*, 16 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018 (Christmas Holidays) 

Public Holidays 2018 (school is closed)  There are no lessons on Saturdays or Sundays

01 Jan*, 30 March, 02 Apr* (Easter Holidays), 07 May*, 28 May*, 27 Aug*, 22 Dec 2018 - 07 Jan 2019 (Christmas Holidays)

Minimum enrolment age 17
Maximum class size 15**
Start date

Any Monday (Start of the new term is preferred. For more information, please contact us)

If you are a beginner, please contact us before booking your course so we can check course availability. 

Minimum stay 1 week
Term start dates 2017 09 Jan, 03 Apr, 03 Jul, 25 Sept
Term start dates 2018  02 Jan, 03 April, 02 July, 24 Sept

*Enrolment takes place on the Tuesday following a Bank Holiday **In some circumstances, this may be increased to 16


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