General Information

The International Foundation Programme UK (IFP), provided through Birmingham College is a one-year access course. The course has been specially designed for international students without British A-level qualifications or the equivalent, who are looking to study a degree at a UK university.

The IFP is not currently available in the UK. Please contact the College for more information: hl@bcol.co.uk / +44 (0) 121 212 0888

International student focus

Birmingham College has experience of delivering the IFP provision including pre-sessional to international students in the UK. All teachers have experience and training in teaching students of various nationalities and backgrounds and adapting teaching methods and styles for these students. The programme is tailored towards meeting the needs of international students and guiding them to achieve their maximum potential.

 

UK Syllabus & Assessment

The programme syllabus is designed and developed by experts who have experience of delivering IFP programmes of this nature in the UK at various universities and colleges. The syllabus and assessments are similar to that of the UK's.

 

Individual Support and Guidance

We believe students need individual support and guidance to achieve desired results, especially when learning a language. All students have weekly tutorials as part of the programme where they have the opportunity to discuss their ILP (Individual Learning Plans), progress, difficulties and any personal issues they might be facing. This builds a very strong relationship between the students and academic team. Birmingham College’s holistic approach towards teaching and providing continuing support makes the students much more focused towards their goals.

 

One to one support

Birmingham College has an excellent dedicated team towards providing students the opportunity to have extra lessons or teaching outside of classroom hours should they require the additional support. These one-to-one lessons are very flexible and tailor-made to the students’ requirements.

 

International Foundation Programme Certificate Grading:

  70% - 100% Distinction
  60% - 69% First Class
  50% - 59% Second Class
  40% - 49% Pass Class
  0% - 39% Not passed

 
IFP Engineering Pathway

This Foundation Programme is for those who are looking to study Engineering at degree level at a UK University.

Compulsory Modules

This Foundation Programme is for those who are looking to study Engineering at degree level at a UK University.

  • General English +

    IELTS exam Preparation

  • British Culture, Theory and Society
  • Academic Study Skills
 

Pathway Modules

  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Fundamentals of Physics
 

Criteria for Admission

  • High School Certificate (equivalent to a UK year 12 leaving certificate)
  • Standard international entry requirements are set for the programme with applicants holding successful evidence of educational achievement in the country of origin – equivalent to a UK year 12 leaving certificate.
 

English Language Requirement

  • I. International English Language Test (IELTS) Score 5.5 including Band 5 in Writing
  • II. Princeton Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) Score 61
  • III. Pearson English Test (PET) - 48 points

 
IFP Business / Economics / Finance / Accountancy Pathway

Compulsory Modules

  • General English + IELTS exam Preparation Course
  • British Culture, Theory and Society
  • Academic Study Skills
 

Pathway Modules

  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Accountancy
  • Introduction to Statistics & Date Exploration
 

Criteria for Admission

  • High School Certificate (equivalent to a UK year 12 leaving certificate)
  • Standard international entry requirements are set for the programme with applicants holding successful evidence of educational achievement in the country of origin – equivalent to a UK year 12 leaving certificate.
 

English Language Requirement

  • I. International English Language Test (IELTS) Score 5.5 including Band 5 in Writing
  • II. Princeton Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) Score 61
  • III. Pearson English Test (PET) - 48 points

Or

If you have not achieved the above English language requirements you can enrol on the English Language Learning Programme to improve your English. After successfully completing the course and meeting the language requirement you may apply for the IFP programme.

Fees & Term Dates

For more information about the course start dates, delivery options and fees please contact the college or you can email hl@bcol.co.uk with your query.

 

For information about this programme please send your enquiry to hl@bcol.co.uk

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