Practical support

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Visa Support

BLC will provide you with the necessary academic documents for you to use for your Short-term Study visa. BLC cannot provide support for a Tier 4 Visa application.

For your Short-term Study visa application, you will need to provide BLC with:  

  • A completed course application form
  • A copy of your current passport 
  • A deposit payment of £300
  • Financial Guarantee if you are a sponsored student 

If you have any questions about the above requirements please email

Airport pick-up service

An airport taxi service is available for you to book your transport to travel to or from Heathrow, Gatwick and Bristol airports. Pick-up arrangements are available for all other airports on request.

First day orientation

On your first day at BLC you will be shown around the school and Bristol town centre, and take a level test. We will make sure you have all the essential information about living in Bristol and the UK, as well as local transport information and emergency contact numbers.

Student insurance

BLC recommends that you take out insurance, and can provide details of suitable insurance for students.

BLC shop

The BLC shop is the hub of the reception area. You can purchase practical items such as adaptors and mobile phone credit, as well a range of BLC merchandise, from pens and mugs to T-shirts and hoodies. Hot and cold drinks are available to buy, as well as a range of snacks.

The teachers are knowledgeable and humorous, every staff is very friendly and patient. I had a good time at BLC

Yfan Shen, Chinese, aged 23


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