International Foundation Programme in Business

This foundation course is designed to prepare you for a business-related undergraduate degree at one of our university partners.

This programme will help you to:

  • Develop your academic English language and study skills
  • Strengthen your understanding of business, economics and finance, and maths
  • Gain an understanding of studying in a UK university including research methods, critical thinking and UK university teaching styles
  • Settle into the UK and an academic environment before starting your studies at our partner universities

 

  • For students who are preparing to go to a UK university  who need both English language and academic skills
  • For students interested in studying a business-related degree after the foundation

The academic content in maths, business, and economics and finance should adequately prepare students for study in the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Economics
  • Banking

In addition, students should also be adequately prepared for many other subject areas which may not have pre-requisite L3 subjects such as:

  • Law
  • Hospitality & tourism
  • Arts & design (portfolio may be required)
  • Media
  • Social sciences
  • Computing/IT
  • Politics

Start your course at any of our three centres in September and January depending on your level of English.

  • Use our advisors to assist you in selecting and applying for university courses
  • Receive your university offer letter
  • Study General English and Academic English and skills, critical thinking and UK academic culture as well as subject specific modules
  • Complete coursework and prepare for the final examinations
  • Progress to university
Semester 1 English Language Socio-Cultural Studies Study Skills Critical Thinking  
Semester 2 Academic English Introduction to Business Introduction to Economics Mathematics Further Mathematics

 

You will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in English in a range of everyday and academic situations, in verbal and written formats
  • Engage effectively with a broad range of themes in the subject of business and economics and finance
  • Demonstrate an awareness of different approaches to academic study
  • Apply numeracy skills in academic and professional contexts
  • Develop the skills necessary for autonomous learning
  • Meet the minimum English language and academic skills requirements for your chosen degree programme
  • Settle into UK university 

  • Different course durations depending on your English language level
  • Successful completion of the course guarantees you acceptance to one of our partner universities
  • Quality teaching by dedicated and specialised teachers
  • Practical lessons giving you all the skills and language required for you university studies

  • Full time course, averaging 24 hours per week contact time
  • Assistance in applying to any of our partner universities with trained advisors
  • Regular assessment and testing to check progress
  • Regular personal tutorials
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Key Facts

Start dates: 10 January 2022 (fast track), reading week 21-25 February 2022.
29 August 2022, reading week 17-21 October 2022.
Level: IELTS equivalent of 4.5 (5.5 fast track)
Lessons: Average 24 hours contact per week
Duration: 30 weeks (15 weeks fast track)
Maximum class size: 20
Minimum age: 16 (Birmingham & London centres), 18 (Nottingham centre)
Locations: Birmingham, Nottingham, London
Study modes: face-to-face

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