When you browse through our wide range of excellent and inspiring options for living, learning, experiencing and studying, you will discover that at StudyChoice, we believe in offering you a great choice of high quality programmes at affordable prices.
We have carefully put together a range of educational programmes to help you pursue your dream, whether you are looking for a short-term taster programme to a full set of A levels or a vocational course, so you can take the next step on the path towards your dream career or access to university!
StudyChoice is also about offering great choice and flexibility. With us you have the opportunity to choose your course or your subjects, your school, your accommodation, the length of your programme and you even have a flexible start date if you go for our short term immersion options. You decide whether you prefer to with a welcoming host family or live independently in student halls. The choice is yours!
Check our programme options, and let us know how we can help you.
Finding your way through the many different programmes we offer can be a bit of a jungle! And this is why we are ready to help you make sure that you make the right choice. Let us know what you are looking for, what you are dreaming of, when you would like to start and how long for, and we will let you know the options, the cost and how to take it further. No obligations, no cost – just guidance, suggestions and support. Make use of our free consultancy service to help you make the best choice.
Do you have a dream? A special interest? An idea for a future career? Then this could be the perfect programme for you. From music to tourism, dancing to engineering, animal care to cooking – and anything in between. A Vocational Year gives you the option of living in the UK while following your dream with a hands-on, practical approach to building your future. Check the many options and let us help you find the right one for you.
Vocational courses (also known as BTEC courses) are specialist work-related qualifications. They combine practical learning with theoretical content, and you will have the opportunity to go in to great depth in your area of interest – whether that be animal care, dancing or anything in between! If you prefer a hands-on, practical approach, with the chance to gain industry experience, then a vocational course could be perfect for you.
StudyChoice works with a fantastic selection of colleges throughout the UK, in both the state school sector and with privately funded institutions. All of our colleges offer a wide range of subjects and are home to state of the art facilities, as well as having expert tutors and a variety of extra curricular activities and sports.
But each student has individual needs and requests, and we want to make sure that we help you find the right course, and the right college, for you. When you apply, you can tell us about your special interests and any special requests. If you want to be able to choose your courses, you can do this through our High School Academic programme or through our Vocational programme. If you would rather choose your location, or even your exact college, you can do this through our High School Select programme.
Similarly, some students prefer the welcoming environment of a host family, whereas some would rather be independent and live in student halls of residence. Whatever you would prefer, we will work with you to make sure that you are staying in the accommodation that you choose.
We can help you make the right choice!
|Vocational Programmes||Academic Year from*||2 years from**|
|Art & Design||£XXXX||£XXXX|
|Cookery & Catering||£XXXX||£XXXX|
|Health & Beauty||£XXXX||£XXXX|
|IT & Gaming||£XXXX||£XXXX|
|Travel & Tourism||£XXXX||£XXXX|
*We offer a wide range of courses in each area, please contact us to get a quote for your programme!
**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included
|High School Programmes||1 term||Semester||Academic Year||2 years**|
|High School Classic||£6.495||£7.895||£14.495||-|
|High School Academic||£7.395||£8.495||£15.495||-|
|High School Academic with A-level qualifications||-||-||-||£30.495|
|High School Select with host family (guide price)*||£7.595||£8.895||£15.895||£30.895|
|High School Select with student halls (guide price)*||£5.495||£6.895||£13.495||£26.495|
|High School Immersion, Taster Programmes||2 weeks||4 weeks||8 weeks||12 weeks|
|High School Classic||£1.290||£2.490||£3.290||£4.290|
|High School Select with host family (guide price)*||-||-||£4.295||£5.495|
|High School Select with student halls (guide price)*||-||-||£3.995||£4.995|
*We work with a wide range of colleges, so prices vary for the individual college. Contact us for details
**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included
|Art & Design||Art||Academic|
|Art & Design||Art & Design||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Production Arts Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Performing Arts||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Photography||Academic|
|Art & Design||Photography||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Design - Graphic||Academic|
|Art & Design||Design - Graphic||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Design - 3D||Academic|
|Environment & Humanities||Environmental Sustainability||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Animal Care||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Animal Management||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Construction and the Built Environment||Vocational|
|Business||Business and Accounting||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Early Years Education and Child Care||Vocational|
|Engineering||Motorsport (Vehicle Technology)||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Upholstery and Furnishings||Vocational|
|Art & Design||Fashion and Textiles||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Barbering||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Beauty Therapy||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Hairdressing||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Hair Colouring Services Level 2||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Make-Up Artistry Level 2||Vocational|
|Health & Beauty||Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Hospitality Diploma||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Professional Cookery - Patisserie and Confectionary||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Cookery Professional Diploma||Vocational|
|Cookery & Catering||Nutrition & Health||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Games Design Digital Games Development||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||ICT||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||ICT Game Design & Creative Media (Film)||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Computing||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Creative Media (Digital Game Design and Development)||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||ICT First Certificate||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Computer Science||Academic|
|IT & Gaming||IT - Creative Technology Level 2||Vocational|
|IT & Gaming||Electronics||Academic|
|Media||Creative Media Production||Vocational|
|Media||Creative Media Production / Film and Television Production||Vocational|
|Music||Music Technology (Production)||Vocational|
|Music||Music Practitioner Diploma Level 2||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Performing Arts||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Performing Arts Extended Diploma||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Acting Diploma||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Dance Diploma||Vocational|
|Performing Arts||Drama and Theatre Studies||Academic|
|Performing Arts||Film Studies||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Biology||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Chemistry||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Computer Science||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Mathematics||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Physics||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Further Maths||Academic|
|Maths & Sciences||Economics||Academic|
|Languages||English Language & Literature||Academic|
|Humanities||History - Modern||Academic|
|Humanities||History - Medieval||Academic|
|Humanities||Philosophy & Religious Studies||Academic|
|Humanities||Govt & Politics||Academic|
|Environment & Humanities||Psychology Extended Certificate||Vocational|
|Environment & Humanities||Health & Social Care||Vocational|
|Travel & Tourism||Travel & Tourism||Vocational|
|Travel & Tourism||Air Cabin Crew||Vocational|
|Sports||Sport, Health and Fitness||Vocational|
|Sports||Sports Outdoor Adventurous Activites Extended Diploma||Vocational|
|Sports||Sport and Exercise Science||Vocational|
|Sports||Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science Level 2||Vocational|
Yes – if you choose the High School Select programme, then you can choose not only the area that you will be in, but also the school or college you will study at! We want you to be able to study where and what you want – so you can tell us in your application if you have a preference. Take a look at our High School Select page to find out more about this.
Yes – if you choose the High School Academic programme you can choose your subjects!
Yes – but this might depend on your academic performance, and the subjects that you choose to study. At the end of your time in the UK, you should obtain a report card from your school or college, and this will demonstrate your experience and qualifications.
If you are interested in sitting exams, then you should tell us this when you apply, so that we can make sure your subjects will allow you to obtain a recognised qualification.
As soon as your placement is confirmed, we will notify you of the details of where you will be studying. The process of matching you with the perfect school or college (and host family, if you choose to stay with one) takes time and can be complex, and we want to make sure we find you the best match. We’ll aim to let you know your destination a few months before you depart.
It’s different for every student depending on your lifestyle, and it also depends on whether you stay with a host family or in student accommodation, and how you travel to school! The average monthly expenditure is usually between £100-£150 if you’re staying with a host family.
On our application form, there is a section asking you for some information about yourself – this includes whether you would be happy living with pets, whether you would prefer a non-smoking family, and if you have any other special requirements or allergies, among other questions. You should give us as much information as you can on here, and this will enable us to match you to the most suitable family!
This depends and can be different depending on the school and the host family! There will probably be other exchange students at your school. Host families can choose to host one or two students, so you might have another student within your host family.
If you have a problem with your host family, then you can talk to your Local Support Coordinator (take a look at our For Students section for more information on LSCs). They will help you to talk about the problem and find a solution. If the problem is serious and can’t be resolved, there can be the option of changing host family.
All of our students and their parents will have a contact person before, during and after their stay. During the programme, our students are supported by various levels of support – our Head Office team, their school and (depending on what type of programme you have chosen) a Local Support Coordinator. We also have an emergency number for emergencies out of office hours. StudyChoice will keep in touch with you while you’re here in the UK, and we can offer support, guidance and advice.
Yes – StudyChoice organises tours and trips every term that you will be able to take part in! Independent travel is also possible, but you will have to get permission from StudyChoice, as well as your natural parents (and host family, if you’re staying with one!).
Yes – there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in sports and activities while you are in the UK! You can join a club or play sports through your school or college, and if you’re staying with a host family, they will be able to help you get involved in activities in the local area.
Yes – you can ask for an extension of your programme.
If you aren’t sure if you will need a visa, take a look at the UK government website:
This will tell you what kind of visa you need to apply for, what fees are involved, and what the requirements are. The earliest you can apply for a visa is three months before you start your course.