International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Course Information

  • Course Code: RV126
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: Ascentis

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is purely for International students. It is run in a format that means you can start in either September or January each year.

This is a one-year academic programme taught at Blackburn College and designed to give you the academic and English language skills you need to enter a variety of undergraduate degree programmes at university.

What will I study?

You can choose to study one of the two pathways depending on your area of interest.

Business & ICT pathway:

  • Business & Economics
  • Business Environments
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Organisational Studies
  • Theories and Perspectives of management
  • Marketing
  • Business Law

Engineering & Technology pathway:

  • Engineering Science
  • Principals of electronic science
  • Engineering experimentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Number

In addition to modules in your chosen area of study, you will study with our specialist team of English Language tutors, where you will:

  • Develop your knowledge and use of academic grammar and vocabulary
  • Improve your general academic skills of taking notes from lectures
  • Learn to deal with academic reading texts
  • Improve your writing skills as you build an e-portfolio of academic writing tasks and essays throughout the year

Learn to participate confidently in academic discussions and seminars and to give successful presentations.

Entry Requirements

17+ years, year 12 High School Certificate, English Language IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent).

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a number of methods including: written examinations, project work, presentations, assignments and an IELTS test.

What can I do next?

After completion of this course you may progress onto undergraduate degree programmes at university.

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