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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 [-]

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.... [-]


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... [-]

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... [+]

Foundation Year 2017. 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. [+]

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... [-]

Foundation International Relations

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

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, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design. [+]

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 Course

City & Guilds of London Art School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The City & Guilds of London Art School is an approved centre for the UAL Awarding Body, Level 4, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. There are many fulfilling and exciting careers in art and design, and our fast-paced and intensive Foundation course offers a focused, inspiring and memorable year which will thoroughly prepare you for further study or professional practice. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The City & Guilds of London Art School is an approved centre for the UAL Awarding Body, Level 4, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. There are many fulfilling and exciting careers in art and design, and our fast-paced and intensive Foundation course offers a focused, inspiring and memorable year which will thoroughly prepare you for further study or professional practice. The completion of a Foundation Course is a prerequisite for most BA art and design courses in the UK. Our aim is to go further than simply help you prepare for an interview – we set out to help you develop the skills you need to go on to be the leading artists and designers of the future. Whether you intend to make an application for a BA course in these subjects, explore a personal interest or take the first step on a career, with this course you will be making an important investment in your future. You will be introduced to a wide range of creative subjects, with the time, space and expert teaching you need to experiment and evolve your ideas and your conceptual and practical skills. Following carefully structured projects and taught workshops you will be supported to progressively take greater control of your own learning and identify your own specialist direction. Due to our high ratio of staff to students and our motivating and supportive studio environment we are able to tailor the course to your specific interests. The Foundation exhibition at... [-]

Foundation programme

Lancaster University Ghana
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Ghana Accra

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university. [+]

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university. Course Overview The Foundation Programme comprises three terms of 10 weeks’ teaching, one assessment week and a study break over each of the trimesters. The units taught in this program are conducted in English without any prerequisites, and students can take up to four units per term. The class duration for each unit is 2 hours per day, five days a week. Each session includes an insightful lecture and an interactive tutorial. The programme consists of seven compulsory common units and two major specific units. Foundation Routes In order to pave the way for students’ undergraduate studies at the university, the Foundation Programme at Lancaster University Ghana offers three routes or majors. The courses are: - Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & Int' Relations, Business Studies & Marketing) - I.T. (Computer Science) - Law and Social Sciences (Law, Politics & Int' Relations and Psychology) These Foundation courses include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university. Practical projects are designed around each of these routes and incorporated in two of the three trimesters.... [-]

Foundation in Science

AIMST University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah + 1 more

The Foundation programme at AIMST University is tailored to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to pursue a career of your dreams. The programme equips the students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond. To ensure a high quality programme, the School has an advisory panel comprising of selected faculty members and external experts to assist in its curriculum development and the formal assessment of its courses. At AIMST, we acknowledge that the most able students are those who have developed a good command of the English language and communication. [+]

Foundation Year 2017. Foundation in Science The Foundation programme at AIMST University is tailored to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to pursue a career of your dreams. The programme equips the students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond. To ensure a high quality programme, the School has an advisory panel comprising of selected faculty members and external experts to assist in its curriculum development and the formal assessment of its courses. At AIMST, we acknowledge that the most able students are those who have developed a good command of the English language and communication. In recognition of this, we place emphasis on the use of English as the medium of instruction aiming to produce students who are fluent and confident. The Foundation programme has three annual intakes commencing in March, April and July. On successful completion of the foundation programme, you may choose from the following undergraduate courses depending on your academic performance and interest. Programme Details Foundation in Science is a comprehensive 12-month programme comprising 3 semesters. Semester I, II and III each consist of 13 weeks of lectures and tutorials. Students who complete our programme are equipped with a solid fundamental knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology and English. Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students are eligible for entry into the various programmes of your interest. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology Bachelor of Dental & Surgery (BDS) Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDT) Bachelor of Medicine... [-]

Undergraduate Foundation Program

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 8 more

The Undergraduate Foundation program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. [+]

The Undergraduate Foundation program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total +60 credits Courses (foundation) 30 credits / 6 courses Electives up to 30 credits / 6 courses Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin... [-]

Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma

Conde Nast College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

The Diploma is an intensive one-year programme which is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds [+]

Foundation Year 2017. The Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma is an intensive one-year programme that is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including school leavers, graduates of other disciplines hoping to work in fashion, or those seeking a new career path. The primary aim is to enhance students’ creative and communication skills within the context of the wider fashion industry, as well as facilitating the development of a strong portfolio with a clear professional direction. Term 1: The first term follows the same structure as the Vogue Fashion Certificate, providing an intensive overview of the fashion industry across three key areas: Culture and Context of Fashion, Fashion Media, and Fashion Business and Marketing. The first term facilitates the development of essential professional and academic skills (such as research, analysis, and project management) that will be utilised throughout the course. Term 2: The second term allows students to work on industry projects, set in collaboration with established fashion companies. Previous industry projects have been created in partnership with illustrious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Jaeger, Fenwick and Condé Nast titles GQ and Glamour. Each industry project includes the core elements of market research and analysis and fashion brand communication, with each brief offering the flexibility to focus on an area of personal interest. Past students have used the industry project to concentrate on a varied range of topics, including: e-commerce, visual merchandising and display, PR and events, and styling. Term 3: In the final term all students complete an... [-]

Business Foundations Programme

Suzhou Centennial College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 China Suzhou

The Business Foundations program is an alternate offering intended for students who have applied to enter an undertaking at the School of Business, but who may not currently meet the English communications admission requirements. [+]

Credential: Certificate Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters The Business Foundations program is an alternate offering intended for students who have applied to enter an undertaking at the School of Business, but who may not currently meet the English communications admission requirements. Students who are highly motivated to build on their existing English language skills and to develop their understanding of Canadian business culture and practices will benefit from the encouraging learning environment and academic support in the Business Foundations program. Students will complete courses in: - Communications - Mathematics - Applied business software - Canadian and international business practices - Strategies for business success Upon successful completion of the two-semester program, students will be eligible to transfer, with credits, to a diploma or advanced diploma business program at Centennial College. Academic Requirements - Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent documentation/transcripts from country of origin, or mature student status (19 years or older). Note - Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary programs in the School of Business, with English Skills Assessment scores of 141, are offered this program as a foundation to their program of choice. Applicants with assessment scores lower than 141 must consult with the Centennial College International Education Office on campus at Suzhou Centennial College. Additional Requirements - Meet English Requirements for Foundations Programs. - Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees. Program Highlights - Smaller class sizes... [-]

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... [+]

Foundation Year 2017. 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... [-]