Blog February 2, 2024 by St Giles

Vancouver University Pathway Programme

Are you a student looking to improve your English skills before entering university in Canada?

Our Language Pathway Program in Vancouver offers international students an English language learning experience. The program is designed to prepare students for success in their lives at the university.

This pathway programme acts as a direct pathway to one of our affiliated colleagues in Vancouver such as Arbutus College, Canadian Tourism College, Sterling College, Vancouver Animation School, and more!

Want to find out more about our partner or non-partner institutions? Contact our friendly team at +44 1273 359 959 or booking@stgiles.co.uk to find out more. Or keep reading to learn more!

There are two options with our Vancouver University Pathway Programme.

You can choose our Partner institution whose courses you can enter without needing to take an internationally recognised English exam. A conditional letter of acceptance is offered to eligible students.

Alternatively, students can also pick one of our non-partner institutions, which comes with full support from the St Giles team during the application phase.

Non-Partner Institutions

Going this route means that you have chosen not to attend one of our partner schools; however, as mentioned above, you will still benefit from our consultation service throughout the research and application process.

Possible programs at our Vancouver school open for this route are:

English for College and University Studies

This program is ideal for those interested in studying at one of the Canadian colleges or Universities and, at the same time, looking to acquire the critical thinking, presentation, academic writing, and research skills required for successful study.

The course includes 20 general morning English lessons plus 10 lessons of English for University Studies in the afternoons.

IELTS Preparation

Enrol in this course if your current institution does now have a pathway agreement with St Giles and you need to achieve a score for an internationally recognised English exam.

St Giles Vancouver’s University Consultants will be able to help you assess how close you are to achieving the English goal of your desired University or College to plan with you. This course includes 20 morning English lessons, plus 10 lessons of IELTS Preparation in the afternoons.

St Giles Partner Institutions for 2024

You can select from up to six of our partner institutions to enrol through our pathway programmes. These are:

Arbutus College

The Arbutus College was established in 2002 and offers students a unique business and communication educational structure. Courses last 2 years. Below are the range of courses offered currently:

  • Travel & Tourism Business Management
  • Travel & Tourism Diploma Program with Co-Op
  • Hospitality & Resort Business Management
  • Hospitality & Resort Business Management Diploma with Co-Op
  • Flight Attendant Diploma

Canadian Tourism College

With over 40 years of experience, this institution is ideal for students preparing for exciting careers in travel and tourism. Courses are a minimum of 2 years, depending on the program chosen – ranging from:

  • Travel & Tourism Business Management
  • Travel & Tourism Diploma Program With Co-Op
  • Hospitality & Resort Business Management
  • Hospitality & Resort Business Management Diploma With Co-Op
  • Flight Attendant Diploma

Sterling College

Sterling College specialises in business, nursing, and IT programs, you can select from three main programs, all run for 2 years minimum: 

  • Health Care Practice & Management
  • Network Administration
  • Software Development

Vancouver Animation School

Vancouver Animation School provides training for aspiring artists entering the Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Game industries, ensuring graduates are production-ready.

Courses are a minimum of 2 years, depending on the program chosen – ranging from:

  • 2D/3D Computer Animation
  • Advanced 3D Modelling Diploma
  • Effect Animation Diploma
  • Animated Short Film Media
  • Introduction to Digital Arts
  • Production Management in Digital Media
  • Writing for Animation

San Matteo Colleges of the Silicon Valley

San Matteo Colleges of Silicon Valley is a three-college district with locations between San Francisco, San Jose, and Silicon Valley that offers a variety of programs for its students.

Courses are a minimum of 2 years, depending on the program chosen – ranging from:

  • Accounting
  • Administration of Justice
  • Anthropology, Architecture
  • Art, Biology, Business
  • Computer Science, Digital Media
  • Engineering, Kinesiology, etc.

Seattle Colleges

Seattle College is an open-access learning institution working to prepare each student for success in both life and work. It fosters a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community. Courses are a minimum of 2 years, depending on the program chosen – ranging from:

  • Health Care Practice & Management
  • Network Administration
  • Software Development

Ready to enrol in our Vancouver Pathway Programme? Directly book your course through our online bookings system, or contact one of our friendly team at +44 1273 359 959 or booking@stgiles.co.uk!