- How Education System in the United Kingdom Works?
Within the UK, responsibility for education is delegated to each of the four jurisdictions: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are differences between the four countries in the educational systems in place, the qualifications offered, and how these are regulated. The differences are most pronounced in general and secondary education. As a result, there are several different qualifications and credit frameworks.
- Can I take language course in the United Kingdom?
The UK is home to the world’s oldest universities and colleges, dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Coming from such a strong heritage, Britain has become a reference to other countries in education. There are many language school options for those who want to learn language or improve their English skills between different cultures.
There is no requirement to attend a language school in the UK. Considering the country’s location, getting a visa and improving your language skills in the best way, the duration of your education should be minimum 2 weeks.
Although language schools in the UK are located throughout the country, London, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford and Bournemouth are the most preferred cities by students. Considering the social life, public transportation facilities and living expenses in the city you will visit will make it easier for you to calculate your budget during your stay. You can develop your language skills freely by coexisting with different cultures.
- Can I work while studying in the United Kingdom?
Working part-time while can be a great way to help with the cost of living in the UK and also gain work experience in your field of study.
If you have a Student route, you can work during your studies and holidays if you:
- are studying at a publicly-funded higher education institution
- are studying a short-term study abroad program with an overseas higher education institution
- are over 16
- are studying a course at NQF level 6 (degree level) and above
However, there may be limits on the type of work you can do and your working hours. To find out more, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.
You must not work if your passport sticker or identity card says ‘No Work’ or ‘Work Prohibited’, as you will breach your immigration conditions, which is against the law in the UK.
- Can I stay in the United Kingdom after my graduation?
If you want to stay and work in the UK after you finish your study, you’ll need to get a new visa first, or apply for a visa extension.
The three most common work visas available to international students are the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur), Tier 2 (General) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker). You can find out whether you’re eligible for one of these visas – and how to apply – on the UK Government website.