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A foundation year diploma program may be the ideal choice for those who are unsure if college is right for them or for those who want to do well in their remaining university studies. It is ideal for those who have recently completed their high school diploma or GED.

What Are Foundation Year Diploma Programs?

The foundation year diploma program is meant to help ease a student from the high school curriculum into the rigorous and more challenging college atmosphere. It can help to prepare students to complete their next years of college in a more successful manner.

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Foundation Year Diploma?

Students who enroll in this type of program will earn a full year's worth of college credit. However, the program is designed to address specific student needs.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Foundation Year Diploma?

The costs of these programs tend to be about the same as a first year of school at the college or university of choice. However, costs differ significantly from one school to the next.

What Kind of Career Improvement Can You Expect from a Foundation Year Diploma?

A foundation year diploma isn't going to help students to get a job, but rather prepares them for continuing their education.

Why Get It Online?

Many students want to know if they can do well in college before they enroll. Getting your diploma online can help you to maintain your current schedule while earning college credit.

Where to Get a Foundation Year Diploma

Many colleges and universities offer this type of program, but not all do. Generally, it is a program designed to meet an individual's needs.

How to Apply for a Foundation Year Diploma

Search for your program below and contact the admissions office of the school of your choice. Fill out the form here to get started.

 

 

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Foundation in Art and Design

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Student will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Foundation in Art and Design The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Student will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion. This programme will be taught in partnership with LSBF academic faculty. It is accredited by Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body and it offers high quality, professional and innovative programmes, widely known and respected by employers. Course Requirements 1. Minimum age: UK/EU students - 16 years old, International students - 18 years old 2. Qualification: Three GCSE passes (C or Above) / One A Level (Grade E or above), OR Advanced GCE in Applied Art and Design / AS GCE in Art and Design 3. English Proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with one component at 4.5) 4. Alternative: For mature students with few or no formal qualifications must apply with details of age, work experience, including any voluntary work and any other relevant experience gained since leaving school. Portfolio of work relevant to the area of study [-]

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such... [+]

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You should have a minimum of two years’ prior experience in an appropriate setting and must be employed or undertaking voluntary work in an appropriate setting for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications. Course Code: 16HFE001-01 Start Date: 6th September '16 Campus: Chelsea Centre Duration: 36 weeks Lecturer: TBA Times: Tue 15:00 - 21:30 Full Fee: £5050 [-]

Foundation in Science

Optima International College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year January 2018 Malaysia Selangor

The Foundation in Science (FS) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the medical and health or the pure and applied sciences. The subjects thought will be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which forms the thrust of this foundation programme. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The Foundation in Science (FS) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the medical and health or the pure and applied sciences. The subjects thought will be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which forms the thrust of this foundation programme. However, subjects such as Computer Applications, English and Sociology have also been incorporated into the programme to give students an opportunity to develop essential skills and to give them a perspective on issues relating to the social world. Such exposure to other academic courses will provide students with essential knowledge of the wider world as well as develop in them transferable intellectual skills. By the end of the programme, students will be eligible to embark upon their chosen field of study in the science and technology disciplines provided they have achieved the minimum standards set for the respective programmes by our partner Institutions – Local and Global. Programme Content Academic English Computer Applications Public Speaking and Communication Mathematics I Physics I Biology I Chemistry I Mathematics II Physics II Biology II Chemistry II Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Bahasa Kebangsaan B Public Speaking and Communication Physics 2 Mathematics 1 Chemistry 2 Critical Thinking Biology 2 Islamic Studies/Moral Studies Why Optima? Global University Network – GUN Career Driven Quality – is Paramount & Key Element Career & Academic Pathway – American Degree Pathway (SRU) Education by Educationists Blended Learning – Enhanced Learning with Moodle, anywhere, anytime – Optima Virtual Learning... [-]

Foundation Automotive Design

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 United Kingdom Cambridge

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. [+]

International Foundation Programme (IFP) This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus. This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business & Management. Who is this programme designed for? This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. How long will I study for? This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week. What will I study? This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language. There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics,... [-]

Foundation semester for Art programs

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Hungary Budapest

MET University offers a brand new professional preparatory program (from every February) for those applicants who wish to get enrolled in any of our English language art program. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Preparatory (prior to BA/MA) MET University offers a brand new professional preparatory program (from every February) for those applicants who wish to get enrolled in any of our English language art program. Students have the opportunity to join the desired 6-semester-long art BA programs every September. In other words, for those applicants who get admitted in February, the length of their studies will be 6+1 semesters. During this semester, students have the chance to learn the basic concepts and techniques, professional language, and also to familiarize themselves with the instructors and the atmosphere prior to the BA program. Entry Requirements Completed secondary school studies Intermediate command of English (e.g.: IELTS min 5.0) Portfolio of previous works [-]

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language... [+]

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language. About the course The International Foundation Year covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.0 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars and other key academic study skills. Subject classes will focus on a range of areas within Business and Management including financial and legal frameworks, business organisation, current issues in business and ICT and statistics. Special features A combination of language, skills and subject knowledge. Three intakes a year: September, January and May/June. Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. What you will study You will study two Language and Skills modules which include the following: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading; Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing; Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students; Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar... [-]

Foundation Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Austria Wels

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Foundation programme in Engineering and Business A Route into an Austrian degree In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. Applicants who lack entrance requirements can acquire the necessary additional qualifications. The programme is characterised by its focused preparation, tailored for studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. This is the Solution for Candidates, who ... yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or physics to be enrolled in engineering studies yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or English to be enrolled in business studies do not yet meet the entrance requirements for studying in Austria (e.g. one year of studies is missing after A-levels) wish to improve their math/physics skills prior to entering a study programme wish to study in an English taught programme, but yet feel not save enough to comprehend the technical terminology in English Students will be enrolled as external students during the time of the programme. This allows for obtaining visa and student residence permit. After completion, they are eligible and prepared for commencing their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Essential Information Programme format: Duration: 1 or 2 semesters*, full-time Class hours from Monday to Friday E-learning modules Field trips Cost of studies: EUR 1.800,– (1 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included), EUR 3.600,– (2 semester... [-]

Undergraduate Core: Foundation Year

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Foundation, the first year of our four-year degree program, is built on the philosophy that there are fundamental approaches, skills and knowledge to be learned that are common to all creative disciplines. We encourage students to have a cross-disciplinary foundation attitude: to take risks, suspend disbelief and generally be open to new experiences and ways of looking at the world. [+]

The success of this program is based on the fact that we work with who is here – right here – right now. Therefore, courses and instruction are continually evolving. The students and faculty are from all over the world and bring to the school the diversity of their experience. This creates an extraordinary learning environment. – Chloe Briggs, Chair of Foundation Foundation, the first year of our four-year degree program, is built on the philosophy that there are fundamental approaches, skills and knowledge to be learned that are common to all creative disciplines. We encourage students to have a cross-disciplinary foundation attitude: to take risks, suspend disbelief and generally be open to new experiences and ways of looking at the world. At the same time major emphasis is placed on craft and skill. A primary goal of our foundation year is to give students confidence in their ability to make ideas. The studio and academic components of the program are dedicated to using Paris as an, ‘extended classroom’, drawing upon the city’s rich resources to inform and inspire student learning. Foundation is a diagnostic program; throughout the year students take part in events and workshops designed to introduce the specificities of each major offered at Paris College of Art. The mix of social and cultural contexts from which the students and faculty come creates a unique Foundation year. In this environment, students are encouraged to think seriously about what contributions an artist or designer can potentially make to the... [-]

Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma in Fashion

Amsterdam Fashion Academy
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environment. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Course: Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma in Fashion This exciting preparatory programme is designed to introduce you to the versatile world of fashion. It will help you develop skills as well as personal qualities and attitudes that are essential when entering the fashion industry. The Fashion Foundation Year also prepares you for going on to study Fashion Design at degree level at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. One-year programme This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environment of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. You develop your portfolio and gain a real understanding of the professional working practices and expectations of the fashion industry. Of course all of this is combined with learning to design and manufacture your own clothing and textiles. All activities are underpinned by a core of drawing and visualization skills. Obviously academic discipline – along with theory projects – forms the basis of this programme, which focuses on intensive learning. Modules and programme structure Design Methods in Fashion and Textiles Pattern Development and Production Techniques Textiles Development and Production Techniques Fashion and Textiles Presentation Techniques Contextual Influences in Art and Design Professional Practice How do you study? You are taught by a range of experienced tutors who are enthusiastic and dedicated to bringing out the best in you. Our teaching staff works with you on sustained project work which develops your skills and they are happy to... [-]

Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 5 - 12 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study. [+]

Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study. The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS) is offered as a standard one year programme or an accelerated five month programme for those with higher English Language/and or academic abilities. The course includes compulsory English language and learning skills papers and electives across a range of study areas. Classes include New Zealand students to encourage international students to improve their English and make New Zealand friends. Standard Foundation Studies Programme Duration Standard: 1 year (A & B semester) Fast Track: 8 months (must include summer school option). Accelerated:5 months (one semester) 2017 Dates A Semester – 27 February to 23 June 2017 B Semester – 10 July to 27 October 2017 Summer School – 6 November to end of February 2018 Course Requirements Standard Foundation: You will study a total of eight papers. Three compulsory papers (CAFS001, CAFS002 and CUPR001) plus five electives from the list below. Accelerated: You will study a total of four papers – English 2 (compulsory) and any three electives from the list of papers below. Students can have up to 20 hours of class per week (4 papers) with a further 20 hours to be spent on homework and revision. Classes are scheduled between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Compulsory Papers CAFS001 English for Foundation... [-]

Foundation in Business (Degree Foundation)

Westminster International College
Campus 12 months January 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to [+]

Foundation in Business 

 

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to commencing BA (Hons) Business Studies Course.

 

After finishing the Foundation Course, you can transfer directly to the main Degree course.

 

Students can expect to complete the entire degree foundation and degree in approximately 4 years.

 

Many of our students have found studying the Foundation Course prior to the main Degree schedule extremely useful. It will help you become accustomed to the rigour of academic learning and also provides an excellent orientation course for studying at undergraduate level in Malaysia and/or London.... [-]


Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This course is intended for students wishing to enrol on a three-year honours degree programme in Cardiff School of Management (CSM) [+]

This course is intended for students wishing to enrol on a three-year honours degree programme in Cardiff School of Management (CSM), who fall into one of the following categories: 1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level (or equivalent) points score. 2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time. ​Course Content​ The course links with the following honours degree programme areas delivered within the Cardiff School of Management. As such, students following the foundation route will take an extra year to complete their honours degree. The course will include the following areas: • Academic Skills • Information Technology • Quantitative Methods • Business and Management Studies • Finance Entry Requirements​ Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSE passes grade A-C including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent and 80 UCAS Tariff Points (or equivalent) Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually by members of the course team on the basis of their prior learning or working background. [-]

International Foundation Programme

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Mauritius Vacoas

Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius. The International Foundation Programme is a one-year streamlined course based on four modules, with a focus on a core theme. The core theme is set at the start of the course and is based on a real-world scenario. Classes are taught by specialist subject lecturers from across the University. The course will: Develop your study skills and give you the best chance of academic success Improve your English and develop your academic language skills Familiarise you with the culture of Middlesex University and the British education system Develop your confidence and independent learning skills Give you automatic progression onto a Middlesex degree courses upon successful completion of the course. Modules Academic Writing This module aims to develop your reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate-level study and introduces you to different styles and types of academic writing. Researching and Presenting This module gives you the opportunity to learn how to effectively present and argue your ideas, both in oral and written form. Research areas will be linked to the core theme, and students will develop the skills required to critically evaluate sources of information. Developing Independent Learning This module is designed to develop key study skills necessary... [-]

A-Levels

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Bangor Llangefni + 2 more

In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. [+]

A Levels Category: A Levels and International Baccalaureate Subject: A Levels In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. Approximately 700 students take part in A level study each year at the College. 98.5% of our students pass their A Levels with us compared to a national average of 98.1%. 20% of students score A*- A grades. 60% of students score A*- C grades. The A Level Subjects popular with our International students include: Accounting Art & Design (5 options) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Design and Technology English Language English Literature French Geography Government & Politics History Law Mathematics ( inc Further Maths option) Physics Psychology World Development Sociology The International Office team and our teachers can advise you on which A Level subjects to choose to progress to the University of your choice. Our A level teachers are experts in their field, many holding Doctorates in their subjects. They only teach students over the age of 16, so are focused on getting you to University and do not have to worry about students studying at lower levels. Facilities at the College are first class with well-equipped laboratories and workshops for our small class... [-]

Foundation Program

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The goal of the Program is to improve prospective students’ English language skills so that they may qualify for admission as degree‐seeking university students. Courses within the ESL I level of this program are not applicable toward a Bachelor’s degree. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Foundation Program Purpose The goal of the Program is to improve prospective students’ English language skills so that they may qualify for admission as degree‐seeking university students. Courses within the ESL I level of this program are not applicable toward a Bachelor’s degree. Admission Bachelor’s applicants who score between 49 and 69 out of 120 on the institutional English language test (or the equivalent on other internationally recognized tests of English listed below, or as approved by UNYP’s Foundation Program Advisor and/or Rector) and who fulfill all other requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally to a level within the Foundation Program. Placement Placement within the Foundation Program is determined by the student’s score on the TOEFL examination, institutional English language test, or other approved internationally recognized English language tests. Students are placed into one of three levels of the Foundation Program, as determined by the score range. Foundation Programs English as a Second Language, Level 2 (ESL 2) Length: 1 semester In‐class hours per week: 9 (= 3‐grammar; 3‐reading & writing; 3‐listening) Expected average hours of external work per week (preparation, homework): 27 Access to university‐level courses: Limited to 3‐4 semester credits/6‐8 ECTS: Select one (1) course from the list below: Introduction to University Studies (1 semester credit / 2 ECTS) Computers and Applications (2 semester credits / 4 ECTS) College Algebra (3 semester credits / 6 ETS) Digital Photography (3 semester credits / 6 ETCS) Introduction to Drawing and Design (3 semester credits / 6... [-]