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London School of Business and Finance

Singapore , Singapore ,Singapore

Preparatory Course in English (PCE)

Preparatory Course in English (PCE) is designed to help students who have some fluency in using English but may have little confidence in using English academically. The course focuses on equipping students to be fluent and confident in using English, to the end that they can progress to tertiary courses taught in LSBF.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

LSBF’s career team in Singapore is fully dedicated to help all our students develop personally and professionally. Our targeted workshops, one-on-one sessions and field trips will give you the tools to perfect your CV, prepare for interviews and secure the job you have always wanted. Furthermore our career team focuses on helping companies find the right candidate. Learn more about LSBF’s career service in Singapore, below.


We offer career talks and workshops, sector-focused careers day, field trips and other services.

Company Oresentations

We organise company presentations with employers operating in a range of industries and sectors.

Jobstreet Career Corner

Jobstreet Career Corner provides students with thousands of job opportunities at leading companies in Singapore.

PSW Opportunity

PSW is 1yr

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Students planning to pursue the tertiary pathway in the English medium. These would include those in the field of business management, marketing, international business, accountancy, finance, design and technology management.

Admission Requirement

The Preparatory Course in English programme is offered to both *local (Singaporean) and foreign students. All potential students are required to sit for a placement test to ascertain their proficiency levels before admittance into any of these courses.

To enter the course, students should have:

  • IELTS 5.5 or
  • An equivalent English Language Qualification or
  • Completed LSBF PCE Upper Intermediate (or equivalent) or
  • Achieved a satisfactory score on the LSBF placement test
  • The minimum age to join the IELTS preparatory course is 16 years.

Placement Test

The Internal and External English Placement Tests assess students on multiple linguistic areas and allow the school to reliably gauge their communicative abilities. A placement test is administered before enrolment into the respective level of study. Students will be tested on writing and reading skills as well as grammatical knowledge at an authorized representative centre. An interview with the student will also be conducted to test student’s oral and listening skills, through either video conferencing, teleconferencing, other media, or face to face. Student will be informed after the above tests are completed and finalized which level they qualify. 

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Short Courses and Summer Schools
  • Duration: 02 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 2247 SGD
    Annual Cost of Living: 10400 SGD
    Application Fee: 321 SGD
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