Certificate in English – Basic

This 3 months full-time or part-time course focuses on strengthening the ability of an English Language student at Basic level. It is the first of three levels of English. It develops and enhances English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills for academic purposes. In addition, it supports understanding of grammar and vocabulary acquisition. Students will be able to practice, demonstrate and use what they have learnt within classroom activities and formal assessments. Upon completion of this level, students should be able to show improved language skills and progress to their next academic level. This level is equivalent to an IELTS 4.5.

This level of English is assigned as English Basic Level; it consists of 6 concurrently run modules – 4 core English skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) and 2 supporting skills (Grammar and Vocabulary). These modules will be run, taught and managed with formal evaluations, assessments and guided practice. Face-to-face contact lecturing, blended learning, and self-study activities will provide a suitable pathway for students’ to develop and apply the English language.

  • Meets English Language Requirements for Diploma in Music, Advanced Diploma in Dance
  • At least 15 years old
  • Intakes: March, June, September, January
Course Outcome

Graduates will receive a Certificate in English – Basic conferred by Singapore Raffles Music College. You will:

  • Have an English Language proficiency equivalent to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 4.5,
  • Meet the English Language Requirements for SRMC’s Diploma in Music and Advanced Diploma in Dance
Admission Requirements
  • At least 15 years old
  • Meet SRMC’s English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 3.0 administered by the British Council (Preferred by SRMC), or
  • SRMC’s English Placement Test, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Course Structure

Students will undertake the following modules during their three-month course of study.

  • Listening Module
  • Speaking Module
  • Reading Module
  • Writing Module
  • Grammar Module
  • Vocabulary Module

Overall, students are to develop their general ability of the English Language providing them a pathway to use this for future academic and professional goals.

Course Fees
Fee Particulars S($)
Tuition Fee 3, 300
Non-Tuition Fees
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 350
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 350
Total Course Fee 4, 000
Goods & Services Tax 280
Total Payable Fee 4, 280

Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at a rate of 7%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives. 

All applicants are required to pay a one-time tuition fee of S$4,280 (inclusive of GST) and will be entitled to progress into various levels of the Certificate in English course. This privilege is given to help students improve their English language skill and prepare them to study at a University programme/s.

All courses have a Fee Protection Premium of 2% of the Course Fee (exclude 7% GST).

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Graduation Requirements

Students must pass the assessment requirements for each module.


Certificate in English – Basic
awarded by Singapore Raffles Music College.

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