1 Billinton Way, Brighton East Sussex, BN1 4LF UK +44 1273 339300
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Bellerbys College is a series of four sixth form colleges for international students based in the UK, and owned by Study Group International who also operate language schools under the name Embassy. Bellerbys College is coeducational, and teaches students from over 60 different countries. Bellerbys College dates back to Davies’s College, founded in London in 1927. Davies’s College was originally set up to prepare students for entrance to Oxford and Cambridge, the Armed Services and the Civil Service. A second branch of Davies’s College was founded in Hove in 1959. Davies’s Tutorial College in Hove as it was then called was based in premises at 44 Cromwell Road in Hove. The college was a tutorial college providing A-levels and A-Level re-sits mainly for British students. Later the college was renamed Bellerbys College after the principal became the new owner.
Bellerbys College offers A Level courses over 6 terms (2 years), 5 terms (1½ years) or 3 terms (1 year). The 5 term programme starts in January or April and is suited to students from countries whose academic year is not the standard September to June year. The college also offers a foundation programme in which students choose from one of 7 subject streams: Business, Finance and Management, Law and International Relations, Engineering and Computer Science, Management Computing Systems, Science and Pharmacy, Art and Design and Humanities. The Bellerbys College foundation programme is recognised by more than 50 UK universities including Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, and Lancaster. In 2009 Bellerbys College introduced a new programme at level 4 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications leading to direct entry to year 2 of an undergraduate programme at a UK university. The Diploma in Business and Management is validated by the University of Sussex and offered at the London and Brighton campuses of Bellerbys College.
The colleges are located in Cambridge, at Queens Campus and Manor Campus as well as Oxford Brighton and Greenwich. In 1996 Bellerbys opened a campus in the north of Cambridge and the following year took over a school in Wadhurst, East Sussex, expanding to cater to growing demand for British education overseas. Then in 1998 a London centre opened on the campus of the Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey (later Roehampton University). The college was based in Downshire House, a grade II Listed building in Roehampton, for four years until moving to custom-built premises in Greenwich which it today shares with Study Group sister company Embassy CES. Bellerbys Cambridge added its Queens Campus in 1999 and an Oxford campus opened on Broad Street in 2002.