Excel College Founded in 2003, UKEC's very own English learning centre, Excel College is British Council-accredited and recognised by UKVI to provide IELTS preparation courses as well as to help students prepare for FCE and CAE exams. In addition, UKEC also partner with many UK English learning institutes to provide foundation and pre-sessional programmes. In 2015, Excel launched a one-year, pre-university qualification accredited by NCC Education called the International Foundation Year (IFY) that will not only improve your English skills, but also help you progress on to a UK university in the future. Pre-sessional programmes are developed with the student's desired university taken in account - hence its high praise and popularity among students. This is strongly backed by UKEC as it will give you all the basis needed whether you're aiming to study at Under or Postgraduate level.