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UKEC Academy, Manchester, England UK

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults

UKEC Academy (UKEC)

  • The College is located in the heart of Manchester. Manchester is a vibrant city with a large student population, two big football clubs and a lot of cultural sights. It provides General English, IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses.
  • The school is also known under the name United Kingdom Education Centre Academy.UKEC Academy operated previously under the name Excel College.
  • The language school UKEC Academy was founded in Manchester, England UK in 2003.
  • Address: St James' Building, 89 Oxford Street, M1 6FQ - Manchester, England UK (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Xinlung Group
  • Tax registration ID: 3737101
  • Abbreviated name of school: UKEC Manchester
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by UKEC Academy

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Students arriving from countries that are not on the UK's 'travel-safe' list will be expected to self-isolate for 14 days before attending the Academy. All students must follow UK laws in regards to covid-19 when studying with us.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Video game console

  • Table tennis

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public PC workstations:

12

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 £ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 60

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

2
18
5
7
2
8
5
5
2
2
7
2
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport:
60 £ pick up
100 £ return (both ways)
Liverpool Airport:
100 £ pick up
185 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ 277 554 830 1107 1660 2214 2767 3320 3597 6917 9960
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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Full time course of General English and Academic Skills.
Afternoon classes three times per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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10 hours of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Includes IELTS Exam techniques.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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10 hours of reading, writing, listening and speaking. It also includes preparation for work, travel, business or university study.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
1-2 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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15 hours of General English to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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This evening course is to start in July (date to be decided) and runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is available for levels from elementary to advanced.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 18:00  - 20:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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Individual lessons are a great way to enhance your learning experience and progress more quickly.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room
Using a customised short course specialised for IELTS students, this course will enable students to improve their IELTS score by 0.5.

Price includes:
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation
- Full day excursions
- Weekend overnight tour
- Academy and IELTS Exam booking fees.
Starting dates
2020: 02 Feb. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 16:00
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room
Using a customised short course specialised for IELTS students, this course will enable students to improve their IELTS score by 0.5.

Price includes:
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation
- Full day excursions
- Weekend overnight tour
- Academy and IELTS Exam booking fees.
Starting dates
2020: 02 Feb. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 16:00
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15 General English lessons plus 6 IELTS Exam preparation lessons.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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Price in US$ 277 554 830 1107 1660 2214 2767 3320 3597 6917 9960
15 general English hours in the mornings pus 10 IELTS Exam preparation hours in the afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by UKEC Academy, Manchester can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 30.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

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Price in US$ 233 466 699 932 1165 1398 1631 1864 2330 2796 233 65
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
City Centre Student Residence, UKEC Academy, Manchester - 1
City Centre Student Residence, UKEC Academy, Manchester - 2
This residence is in the city centre. Students are expected to wash dishes, take out the rubbish, clean their own bathroom and keep their bedroom tidy.
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by UKEC Academy - 1
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
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Price in £ 135 270 405 540 675 810 945 1080 1350 1620 135 50
Price in US$ 175 350 525 699 874 1049 1224 1398 1748 2097 175 65
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Jul. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
Important extra accommodation fees:
- Special diet supplement: GBP 20 per week.
- Under 18 homestay: GBP 20 per week.
- Accommodation change fee: GBP 50.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
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    FAQ about UKEC Academy, Manchester

  • English courses at UKEC Academy start at 48 £ for Part-time English 6 course with 6 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation City Centre Student Residence is the most popular among all our clients of UKEC Academy
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Manchester Airport (60 £), Liverpool Airport (100 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at UKEC Academy varies from students (Online Course: General English 10) to 15 students (Super Intensive 25)
  • 100% of teachers at United Kingdom Education Centre Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at UKEC Academy comes from China with a 18% representation, followed by students from Saudi Arabia (8%) and France (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • UKEC Academy offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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