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Foundation Year

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 January 2018 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 [-]

Business Foundation

EU Business School
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Geneva Montreux Germany Munich + 5 more

The Business Foundation program (BF) is a two-semester course (60 ECTS) that acts as a bridge to the first year of EU’s Bachelor’s degree programs (BBA/BA/BS). [+]

What is the Business Foundation Program?

The Business Foundation Program )BF) is a two-semester course (60 ECTS) that acts as a bridge to the first year of EU’s Bachelor’s degree programs (BBA/BA/BS) and a complete preparation for undergraduate business degree programs worldwide. Students will strengthen their academic, communication and business English skills while studying management and marketing concepts. Upon successful completion of the BF program, students are automatically admitted into the first year of any EU Business School Bachelor program.

 

 

Why is the Business Foundation Program Right for You?

Many graduating high-school students aspire to enroll in an internationally-accredited bachelor program but lack the necessary background or skills to do so. The Business Foundation program’s objective is to “bridge the gap” for aspiring candidates. It provides them with the means to acquire the necessary knowledge and language base to suceed in any demanding Bachelor program including our own. If you want to pursue an internationally-focused business degree but need a little help with the language or bringing up your level of business knowledge, this program is for you.... [-]


Math for Computer Science

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. This program is taught in ENGLISH. Anyone who lacks the strong math foundation they need for a career in tech, but is eager to learn has a home in our foundational course. Students acquire all the basic tools they need to continue studies in Computer Science, Data Science or Cyber Security. Graduating MSL means opening the doors to apply for a place at Harbour.Space University and any other top-rate tech university in the world. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. Applicants who wish to acquire math skills in order to pursue studies in other elite technical universities at an undergraduate or graduate levels are also invited to apply to MSL. The foundational course gives students all the essential mathematical knowledge in programming, geometry, algebra, calculus and algorithms they need to develop their skills in technology. Modules Basics of Discrete Mathematics, Numbers and Polynomials Basic Concepts of Functions; Roots, Degrees, Logarithms Trigonometry Complex Numbers; Elementary Probability Theory Basics of Calculus Basics of Elementary Geometry Triangles Polygons; Measurement of Geometric Quantities Computer Architecture, Data Representation, Operating Systems Data Structures and Algorithms Programming in a High Level Procedural Language (C) Programming Paradigms Programme Leadership Konstantin MertsalovPhD, Director of Software Development Europe, Rational Retention Konstantin Mertsalov... [-]

FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ACTING AND THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 24 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The foundation course is aimed primarily at school leavers who are interested in preparing themselves for three-year actor training at conservatoire level, either at The Lir or a similar academy. [+]

The foundation course is aimed primarily at school leavers who are interested in preparing themselves for three-year actor training at conservatoire level, either at The Lir or a similar academy. With an additional focus on broadening students’ reading and understanding of plays and theatre history, it also prepares students for broader drama degrees and related areas of study and work. The course is taught by a committed team of teachers, including many of The Lir’s core acting tutors and teachers from our Master of Fine Art programmes.The personal development of the foundation course students is enhanced by regular individual tutorials with The Foundation Course Director, a dedicated member of staff who supervises all aspects of the programme. The course also encourages students to develop their own individual creativity with a focus on collaboration, improvisation and lateral thinking. This course is an NFQ Level 7 Diploma (60 credits) The Foundation Diploma in Acting and Theatre at The Lir Academy is not part of the CAO point’s race. Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exceptional natural talent at auditions. Course Overview The programme runs for 24 weeks, over Michaelmas and Hilary Term. It is devised into three eight week modules each of which culminates with an intensive week of rehearsals and project based work. Classes run Monday to Friday with 6 hours contact time per day Classes are led by The Lir’s regular... [-]

Foundation Course in Law

Cambridge International Education Centre
Campus Full time 6 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Cambridge

This programme has been specially devised to prepare and equip students, especially international students, who intend to study for a law degree delivered and assessed in the English language. It seeks to develop the legal English and study skills which, together with legal knowledge and understanding, are so vital for success at university. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Law Foundation Course in Cambridge Study at Cambridge Melchior College (CMC) and with Cambridge International Education Centre (CIEC) to prepare for your Law related degree. Join us on our 6 month programme in Cambridge. Successful students will receive both our CMC/CIEC Level 3 Diploma in Law and the ATHE (Ofqual approved) Level 3 Diploma in Law. These Diplomas will secure progression to a large number of law related degrees in UK universities, including for example Southampton Solent University, University of Bedfordshire, University of Northampton amongst others. About this Programme This programme has been specially devised to prepare and equip students, especially international students, who intend to study for a law degree delivered and assessed in the English language. It seeks to develop the legal English and study skills which, together with legal knowledge and understanding, are so vital for success at university. The ability to argue rationally, to think rigorously, and to express themselves persuasively in English will be as important to the future success of students as their knowledge of points of law. Indeed this Programme seeks to equip students to be effective independent learners, able to access and use legal documents and other sources, whether statutes, cases, reports or articles. Cambridge International Education Centre (CIEC) specialises in Business and Management, including Law related education, with its key personnel having a globally recognised academic and publishing profile. It partners with universities worldwide in the joint delivery and accreditation of courses and CIEC has centres in a... [-]

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. [+]

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 share their theoretical... [-]

Pathway to Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in International Management Program

New European College
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Munich

The Pathway Program is designed to introduce you to the world of studying at university level in English. It is the path for students that do not meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor program, to enter at the Bachelor program after 2 semesters [+]

The Pathway Program is designed to introduce you to the world of studying at university level in English.

It is the path for students that do not meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor program, to enter at the Bachelor program after 2 semesters.

Subjects covered in the program include Introduction to Business, Business Math, Business English and German.

Focused on international applicants, the successful completion of this program guarantees your placement into our Bachelor of Arts program and gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with student life in the beautiful city of Munich.

Who is it suitable for?

Students who do not meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor program can enroll in this program. A successful completion guarantees progression into our bachelor program.... [-]


University of London International Foundation Programme

MPW
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. [+]

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. Classroom teaching is supported by comprehensive study materials and resources developed by the University of London including access to the virtual learning environment. This course consists of four modules: one compulsory and three optional. One compulsory course: Mathematics and statistics Plus three courses chosen from: Economics Sociology International relations Politics Pure mathematics Upon successful completion, students are awarded a University of London foundation certificate. IFP Course Details MPW is one of only three institutions in the UK approved to teach the University of London International Foundation Programme. Students who enrol onto this programme will benefit from MPW's renowned teaching methods and academic support drawing on our 40 years of teaching experience at A level. In this programme, students will have: Teaching of 30 hours per week, First class academic instruction, The academic and personal support from a personal tutor, Broad and highly flexible extra-curricular opportunities, Excellent facilities and prestigious location, Tailored exam preparations, and Regular testing and feedback IFP Entry Requirements To be eligible for the International Foundation Programme you must: be aged 16 or above on the programme’s start date. meet our academic and English... [-]

Foundation Degree in Early Years (Offered in Collaboration with Kingston University)

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part 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. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview 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.... [-]

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. [+]

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 (OVL) Academic Advisory... [-]

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... [-]

Sciences - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin Cork United Kingdom London + 3 more

The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to complete a wide range of science degree programmes throughout Ireland, the UK, USA and Australia. [+]

The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to complete a wide range of science degree programmes throughout Ireland, the UK, USA and Australia. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. What subjects will I study? English for Academic Purposes (Core) ESAP for Science/Health Studies Mathematics for Science Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Biology at 4 hours/week each ICT class Pastoral care/progression counselling Entry requirements : You must have completed high school (year 11 or 12) and have an English level equivalent to 5.0 IELTS Where can you go after completing the IFY Science Programme at DIFC? Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. Search over 4,000 University courses in our Entry Directory to discover your University progression options with our NCUK program [-]

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... [-]

Business Foundation Programme

ISC Paris Business School
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2017 France Paris

The Business Foundation Programme (BFP), taught in English or French, offers you a structured route to a higher education, whereby you will acquire the fundamentals of management, language and cultural skills to pursue to a business degree. To do so, you will also receive guidance and direction to achieve both your professional and personal aspirations. Our tailor-made innovative courses and web-based materials provide students from all cultural backgrounds not only with the opportunity of studying at one of the best business schools in the world but also to acquire the required skills for successful admission to a degree programme at undergraduate or master’s level in France. [+]

The Business Foundation Programme (BFP), taught in English, offers you a structured route to a higher education, whereby you will acquire the fundamentals of management, language and cultural skills to pursue to a business degree. To do so, you will also receive guidance and direction to achieve both your professional and personal aspirations. Our tailor-made innovative courses and web-based materials provide students from all cultural backgrounds not only with the opportunity of studying at one of the best business schools in the world but also to acquire the required skills for successful admission to a degree programme at undergraduate or master’s level in France. Objectives & benefits of our BFP • You will improve your general language level and develop specific academic skills. • You will acquire a fundamental background in business and management. • You will get new perspectives and sample your business degree • You will be provided with an orientation and a structured route to our degrees in Business and Tourism Management. • We will facilitate your integration and help you to adapt easily, on a long-term basis, study and life in France. • We will enable you to pursue a career in an English or French-speaking environment. Key figures • 70% of our students choose to pursue their Business studies in France • Each year, over 100 international students coming from around 70 countries begin their preparation programme with us • A success rate of 70% How to apply : 1. choose a campus : ISC... [-]

English Language Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Midrand

Together with Pearson English, we have developed an interactive and rewarding programme, which will greatly enhance your learning success and your ability to participate in lectures, research, tutorials, presentations, group projects and assessments in your degree studies. The core modules are based on a diagnostic placement assessment, and include four levels of English as well as Student Skills. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Together with Pearson English, we have developed an interactive and rewarding programme, which will greatly enhance your learning success and your ability to participate in lectures, research, tutorials, presentations, group projects and assessments in your degree studies. The core modules are based on a diagnostic placement assessment, and include four levels of English as well as Student Skills. Depending on your English module progression you can then choose one or more school-specific preparation modules to prepare you for your degree from a range of introductory topics including Development Studies, Commerce, IT, Mathematics, Science and Psychology. Much of the success of our English Language Foundation Programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and our facilities such as campus resource centres and computer labs. Within this supportive environment, you will also start developing essential skills for life as a student and for the world of work. You will learn how to analyse and solve real problems, apply logic, be innovative, work in teams and communicate effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and teaching via tutorials, as well as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff are qualified, committed and student centred. You have access to campus resource centres, computer laboratories and WiFi. We follow an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme design, which begins... [-]