Excel College In 2003, UKEC founded an English language college called Excel College Manchester and are accredited by British Council. Excel College offer the following courses: IELTS preparation courses General and Business related courses NCC-accredited Foundation programme English Language Courses UKEC are also official partners with a number of pathways and English language colleges around the UK. Many of these offer pathway programmes such as IELTS preparation and foundation programmes, in addition to intensive and general English language courses. We recommend many of our students to begin with either a pathway course or a pre-sessional, as it is a great way to prepare for university life and study methods, before your undergraduate or postgraduate course begins. Your Consultant is able to make this application for you, should you require this option.