DLD College London

Introduction

DLD is the oldest and one of the most prestigious colleges in the UK, which, since its foundation in 1931 has built a strong reputation among students, parents, schools and universities.

DLD College London operates from a purpose built campus in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the Thames River.

We focus on each student as an individual, offering each person the very best teaching and educational resources. We aim to build confidence in our students, enabling them to access a wide range of degree courses at top universities. We are a college noted for its friendliness and informality and we treat our students as young adults.

As part of the Alpha Plus Group, DLD College aims to maintain a ‘gold standard’ of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning.We stretch and challenge our students, motivating them andraising their own expectations of themselves, moreover, our learning community is supported by an e-learning platform.

The College offers superb, modern teaching accommodation and resources in one of London’s safest and most accessible areas, a stone’s throw from Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. While the College is strong in all academic areas, our creative arts are transparently successful and our theatre, art and design, music and photography studios are scintillating places.

There are around 500 students at the college, some of whom are preparing for A Levels, some studying for their GCSEs, and some studying for BTECs and International Foundation Programmes. Our large sixth form enables the College to offer a wide range of subjects, supported by a strong welfare system and high quality higher education and careers advice. For students requiring residential accommodation, DLD College provides over 200 rooms in our purpose built student residence directly above our College premises. DLD has a comprehensive range of activities outside class, sporting, cultural and social. Clearly, we believe that we have something very special here, something that you can only experience by visiting us.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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A-levels

A Level

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

We offer a wide range of A-Level courses, helping our students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications. [+]

We offer a wide range of A-Level courses, helping our students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications.

Our A-Level courses are normally taught over two years. There are opportunities to study Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry and Physics over 18 months starting in January (minimum 5.5 IELTS score required).

Programs include:

Accounting

Art and Design

Biology

Business Studies

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Foundation Year

Art Foundation Programme

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The BTEC Art Foundation Course ensures that you have the necessary skills and portfolio materials ready to progress to University. [+]

What is the Art Foundation Programme?

The Art Foundation Programme is for advanced students who wish to build up a portfolio to progress onto Higher Education. This course is normally a requirement for entry to BA (Hons) degree programmes at prestigious art schools. It gives you the opportunity to explore your creative potential and specialist area of study.

The Foundation Diploma is a 1-year practical, creative and intensive course. The course is diagnostic in approach, enabling students to explore a wide range of specialist areas before deciding on a future direction within the subject. Students find this course exciting challenging and rewarding. If you are interested in a creative and commercial career and are interested in the art and design world, this could be the course for you!... [-]


International Foundation Programme in Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

What is the International Foundation Programme?

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English.

The International Foundation Programme at DLD?

At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Art and Music. The IFP in Business covers Mathematics, ICT, Presentation Skills, Economics and Business. Economics and Business make up 75% of the course. Students are taught the principles of starting new businesses, business management and business law. The Economics modules cover micro, macro and international economics. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is done in small classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff.... [-]


International Foundation Programme in Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The IFP in Engineering covers Physics, Advanced Mathematics, ICT and Research & Presentation Skills. Science and Mathematics make up 75% of the course. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. [+]

What is the International Foundation Programme?

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English.

The International Foundation Programme at DLD?

At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Engineering, Art, Music. The IFP in Engineering covers Physics, Advanced Mathematics, ICT and Research & Presentation Skills. Science and Mathematics make up 75% of the course. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is undertaken in classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff.... [-]


International Foundation Programme in Liberal Arts

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

We are very excited to announce the launch of the International Foundation Programme for the Liberal Arts. International students at DLD will now have the opportunity to have a broad-based but rigorous arts education, enabling them to apply to humanities courses at top British universities. [+]

What is the Liberal Arts Foundation Programme?

This is a level 3 course suitable for international students as an alternative to A-levels and other pathways for direct university entrance.

The one-year Liberal Arts IFP will develop your specific knowledge of a range of subjects in the humanities which you can then study further at degree level. The key skills component of the course, consisting of Maths, ICT and Research and Presentation, gives you the opportunity to acquire the language and study skills to make the transition from your own educational system to the UK’s.

Who is the course for?

Liberal Arts is for you if you are:

Academically ambitious Actively enjoy encountering new subjects, fresh perspectives and approaches Have a lively and critical mind Prefer interdisciplinary study to single-subject What will I be studying? ... [-]

Music Foundation Programme

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Foundation Programme in Music is designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at a Music conservatoire or university. It also gives a firm grounding in the study skills required to study in the UK. [+]

What is the International Music Foundation Programme at DLD? Prepares you for undergraduate study at a Music conservatoire such as the Royal Academy of Music, etc. Gives a firm grounding in the study skills required to study in the UK. Unlike other foundation courses, this course will leave you with internationally recognised qualifications. Mode: Full-time; Duration: 1 year What will I study?

It includes five components:

Grade 8 ABRSM or Diploma: You will receive two weekly one-to-one lessons in your first study instrument/voice (2 hours) to prepare for the examination during the year. The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) qualifications are equivalent to an A level and are awarded the same UCAS points. ABRSM exam in second study: You will receive weekly one-to-one lessons in a second study instrument (60 minutes). Students are strongly encouraged to study piano if it is not their principle study. Grade 6-8 Theory: Music conservatoires accept Grade 8 theory (ABRSM) as an alternative to a full A level in Music. This will be taught either individually or in small groups. Students will also follow a course of Alexander technique leading to a certificate. This course improves body posture and breathing and is used widely in music and drama colleges to improve performance skills. Students with an IELTS score below 6.5 (or equivalent) will follow a course in Academic English in preparation for the IELTS examination to satisfy the language requirements of higher education. The minimum requirement for Music is usually 5.5.... [-]

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