Student Services

Pre-arrival Guide

Welcome to Global London College! We are here to help you with everything you need to be a happy and successful student.

To help you here is information about:

  • What to expect on your first day
  • What you need to do before coming to Global London College
  • Information about the courses you will be taking

Studying in the UK (Your Safety)

The British council has produced 2 brochures `creating confidence – make sure that your time in the UK is safe and enjoyable`and `Safety first – making sure your visit to the UK is safe and enjoyable` for people interested in studying in the UK.

Studying in the UK (UKVI Full Visa & Immigration Rules)


You are welcome to come to the college during the week before you start your studies to pay fees, apply for recognition of prior learning (show us your certificates) and to receive your study timetable.

Induction (Introduction to college)

Your Induction starts on the first week of your course.

Your induction will  provide valuable information about your course and also let you meet your teachers and other students in the course. It introduces you to Health and Safety policy, student welfare, life in London, attendance policies, examination sessions, personal teaching assistance and disability policy.


You will need to allow for the cost of textbooks if you want to buy textbooks for your course. Each course textbook will cost £30 to £40. For some courses you may be able to buy second-hand books from former students or on the internet at a lower cost. The textbooks are also available in the library, but demand for these is high and you cannot expect to be able to use only the library copy of the text.

Note: Course book fees are not included in tuition fee.

Computing Facilities

As a modern educational institution, Global London College provides unlimited internet access together with limited printing facility to all its students. Students should consider the environment before printing.

Fee payment

You need to pay full fees at the time of your admission.

Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Bank Transfers : Please Allow 10 working days for the Bank Transfer to be completed.

Please make sure that you read our  terms and conditions of study (including refund policy) at Global London College. We must read and agree to these terms when you enrol with us.

Recognition of Prior Learning(checking certificates)

Show us your certificates and we can tell you what level you can study at.

If you have already taken some courses somewhere else or have work experience which may be directly connected to your course then you may be exempt from some modules of the course.

Pre-application Open Days

Please note that the pre-application open days will take place in July, September, January, March.

To book your place for open day email or visit the college reception.


The College can provide accommodation for every one of our students through our relationship with Britannia Student Services Agency.

You can choose from single, double or triple rooms. All the houses are well- furnished and equipped with everything a house needs.

For further information, please see the Accommodation section. Please contact the Welfare Officer for more information.


Alternative / Privately Arranged Accommodation

The GLC Welfare Officer is able to offer assistance to students seeking private flats or rooms. If you want to rent private accommodation you are advised to contact the College office. For more details, please visit ‘Related Links’ in Accommodation section.

Student Welfare

You can contact the Welfare Officer between 8am to 9pm on the following number if you have an emergency or need help: 07534419922.

Career development advice

The college provides an advice service and will help students with their future studies and career development. Welfare support and counselling is available for students who want extra help in settling in the UK or need advice in personal or study areas. We can also help you write your CV.

Health Care

The Student Services team will help students register with a doctor (overseas students can have health care under the National Health Service)

Registering with a Doctor

It is very important that you register with a local doctor (GP) as soon as possible. Your doctor can help with all health related matters. In order to register with a doctor you will need a letter from Student Services If you have come to the UK to study for six months or more, you can use the National Health Service (NHS) and register with a family doctor (GP) like all UK citizens. You can then receive NHS medical treatment, including free medical checkups and hospital treatment. If you are in the UK for less than six months, you may only receive free emergency treatment on the NHS, unless you are from a European Economic Area country, or your country has a health care agreement with the UK.

If you have come to the UK to study for six months or more, you can use the National Health Service (NHS) and register with a family doctor (GP) like all UK citizens. You can then receive NHS medical treatment, including free medical checkups and hospital treatment. If you are in the UK for less than six months, you may only receive free emergency treatment on the NHS, unless you are from a European Economic Area country, or your country has a reciprocal (sharing) health care agreement with the UK.

NHS Walk-In Centres

Walk-in centres give healthcare advice and treatment without making an appointment. You can go there and see a nurse on the same day. They can help you with minor accidents and injuries and illnesses (for example colds, flu, stomach upsets) and minor injuries. They can also give you health advice and information.


Before you go to see a dentist, make sure you complete an HC1 form, then check the dentist will take NHS patients, as private dental work can be very expensive.

  • NHS Dentistry in London EC4A Area
  • Abbey Dental Dentists: Address: 224-226 Whitechapel Road, London , E1 1BJ, Tel: 020 7870 1785
  • (NHS & Private Patients Welcome, Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Orthodontist, Hygienist
  • Early Morning & Evening Appts Same Day Emergency Service . website:
  • Pickering Dental Surgeries Ltd: Address:103-104, Upper St, London , N1 1QN , Tel: 020 7359 6103
  • Dr. Nick Law Dentessentials Dental Care 75 Curtain Road, London , EC2A 3BS ,Tel: 02076133399

About Studying in the UK

Studying in the UK provides you with an academic qualification which is respected throughout the world and also brings the enjoyment of traditional and modern British culture. The British educational system is subject to strict quality checks for all institutions in the UK.

The quality of UK education is known across the world by employers, universities and governments, making it an excellent destination for international students.

The UK is a multi-cultural and multi-faith country. It offers both strong traditions and a mixed culture to any international student choosing to study here. It`s a cosmopolitan society, and it`s home to over a quarter of a million international students at any one time.

Useful Websites

The internet is a great place to find information. We have listed some internet websites useful while living in the UK.


Immigration / Visas

Visa & immigration info

  • Independent advisory service helping with visas and immigration matters

Studying in the UK

Transport and Travel

  • (National Express)
  • (Green Line information about coaches)
  • (British Railway, Information about trains)
  • (Plan your journey in London by Tube, Rail,and
  • Bus using the interactive map)
  • (Economy airlines; a cheap way of travelling to Europe)

Trips & Entertainment

Other Practical/Websites

Disability Support

Global London College offers support and personal care to all the students and members of staff who have any kind of disability or dyslexia. Please feel free to speak to a member of the welfare team who will assist in arranging personal tutors trained to deliver teaching to students of special needs. The college has got disabled access where help is also available for wheelchair users. Guided use of all college facilities for people with disability is provided. Additionally, the college strictly condemns any form of discrimination against disabled people and has strong procedures in place for punitive actions against offenders. The college has security presence; thereby the assistance for disabled people starts from the entrance doors.


Simple enquiries can be made by telephone or email. For more detailed questions and problems we prefer that students book an appointment to see the welfare officer. At busy times it might be difficult to arrange an appointment.


The welfare team will listen to any inquiries sensitively and in private. Students will usually continue to see the same advisor in all their time at the College.

How to book an appointment

To book an appointment, please contact the reception to arrange a time.

Tel: 0207-637-8154