International Foundation Year


  • International Students


Will the course give me what I want?

The qualification you will study is a Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies.

Course content

To complete the programme you must study and pass eight modules.

The programme consists of the following six core modules:

  • Developing English Language Skills
  • Study and Communication Skills
  • Advanced English Language Skills
  • Culture Studies
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Foundation Mathematics

A further two modules must be taken:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics

Optional module: Introduction to IELTS – this prepares you for assessment by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (This module does not carry any credits towards the programme and is not assessed by NCC.)

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

In recent years students have successfully progressed onto degrees at 50 different UK and other universities. Click here to see the list of universities, including:

  • Birmingham City University
  • De Montfort University
  • Keele University International Study Centre
  • Kingston International Study Centre
  • Liverpool University International Study Centre
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Manchester University
  • Northumbria University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Plymouth University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Essex
  • University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln International Study Centre
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sussex International Study Centre
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • Westminster Business School

The latest university to support the scheme is Birmingham City University, which provides a Guaranteed Offer Letter for a place on a choice of over 10 degree subjects to all successful students.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face lectures, tutorials and seminars supported by an extensive range of online learning materials.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework and examinations

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

The time you spend on coursework outside the classroom will mainly depend on your level of English

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


Equipment and other costs

The course does not have any extra costs.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721  or email international@cwc.acuk.

Awarding Body

Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

Successful completion of a secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects plus Tier 4 Visa requirements. Click here for Tier 4 Visa Requirements.

Expected prior knowledge

The expected prior knowledge for this course is English at IELTS 5.0, Secondary school Mathematics and an interest in either Business or IT.

English level


Mathematics level

Secondary school Mathematics