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Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Diploma in Professional Business English Programme (PBEP)

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Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Diploma in Professional Business English Programme (PBEP)

  • The Diploma in Professional Business English Programme (PBEP) offered by Kaplan Higher Education Academy (KHEA), is designed to develop non-native English speakers’ English language skills in preparation for successful entry into their mainstream academic programme of study.
  • PBEP programme concentrates on developing the skills students will need to become a successful and confident language user. Emphasis is placed on improving general language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • The programme consists of 5 levels and may be completed in 10 months.
PBEP Levels Estimated Duration
Level 1(Beginner) 2 months
Level 2(Elementary) 2 months
Level 3(Pre-intermediate) 2 months
Level 4(intermediate) 2 months
Level 5(Upper-intermediate) 2 months

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PBEP Level

IELTS Scores


TOEIC Scores


Below IELTS 2.0 (All bands 1.5 or above)

TOELF IBT Below 10

250 and below


IELTS 2.0 (All bands 2.0 or above)




IELTS 3.0 (All bands 2.5 or above)




IELTS 4.0 (All bands 3.5 or above)




IELTS 5.0 (All bands 4.5 or above)



The curriculum is taught over a 10-month period covering 5 levels. Programmes are scheduled for 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. Student are expected to be on campus for classes, workshops and self-study.

Students are assessed regularly with weekly reviews, writing tasks, practice tests and a final examination. Participation and classroom use of English are also taken into consideration. This programme is based in the classroom with some excursions and activities which take students out into the community to use the language they have learnt.

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Diploma in Professional Business English by Kaplan Higher Education Academy. Students will be equipped with required language skills and ready to progress into our foundation programme (Certificate in Foundation Studies) or any discipline of the Kaplan Higher Education Academy diplomas.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee covers study guides, certificate (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean/PR

  • Programme fee: S$2,300.50/ level

Receive $100 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our diploma course. T&Cs apply.

For International Students

  • Programme fee: S$12,037.50


Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR

  • Application fee: S$74.90

For International Students

  • Application fee: S$492.20
  • Administration fee: S$856.00 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

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Domestic: Apr 2017

International: Feb/ Apr/ Jun/ Aug/ Oct/ Dec