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Title: International Foundation Year Diploma 

Level: QCF Level 3

Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Full time

City College Oxford will prepare student to reach the required level of English to be able to start their diploma at one of our partner colleges. 

Students who have fewer than 13 years of schooling with a high school diploma or school leaving certificate will need to take a foundation programme before starting an undergraduate degree in the UK. This programme provides international students with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate qualifications and skills for entry to a UK university degree.

Students that have less than 13 years of schooling (with a high school diploma or school leaving certificate) will be required to take a foundation programme before furtherting their academic pursuit (starting an undergraduate degree in the UK). Our course Provides international students with the opportunity to acquire the prerequisites that the Universities in the UK deem necessary in the following subjects: 

  • International Foundation Year in Business (IFD)
  • International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computing 

The course is designed for students who:

  • Want to be offered a guaranteed place at a UK university
  • Are aged over 16
  • Want to improve their English and study skills

International Foundation Year in Business 

Once this foundation course is completed successfully you will be guaranteed an opportunity to study at one of our partner universities. 

International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computing 

Once this foundation course is completed successfully you will be guaranteed an opportunity to study at one of our partner universities. 

Key facts …

  • Age: 16+
  • Course length: 3 terms
  • Start dates: September / January

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The IFD programme is perfect for you if you are looking to improve both your English and wishing to start preparing for your first year at one of our UK universities. 

Modules International Foundation Year:

  • English Language Preparation 
  • Study Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Core Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • IELTS preparation 

Modules Engineering and Computing Foundation Year:

  • English Language Preparation
  • Study Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Core Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Matter and Waves
  • Electricity and Fields
  • IELTS preparation 

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  • Satisfactory completion of secondary or high school
  • IELTS 4.5 (no less than 4.0 in each component) or equivalent 

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  • Start dates: September and January
  • Fees: £3500.00 GBP per term.

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CCO assessment strategy consists of:

  • Tests that involve discursive essay topics, problem case studies, or a mixture of both.
  • Regulary and on-going assessment via assignments, small scale problem solving and MCQ exercises
  • Group and individual project work

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