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Level 3 Diploma
(Equivalent to Foundation & A levels)

Level 3 Diploma
(Equivalent to Foundation & A levels)

What is a Foundation course?

If you are a student finishing your secondary school IGCSE or WAEC exams, and would like to take your first degree in the UK, you will need to study this foundation course,a one-year preparation course for international students for entry into UK University undergraduate course.

Foundation Course Types:

Foundation courses prepare you for a variety of subjects such as business, finance and management, computing, law, art and design, engineering, social science, medicine, science and pharmacy, media and humanities.
The Level 3 Course is a 120 credit course, which is equivalent to 2 A levels. The course is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments. This course provides entry onto the first year of Undergraduate Degree course, or a Level 4 course.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have successfully completed secondary school education, learners would generally be aged 16 or above.
Must have one of the following:

  • 5 or more IGCSEs, GCSE or WAEC at grades C and above( Maths and English Mandatory)
  • Other related level 2 subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Core Subjects

NO SUBJECT TQT
01
Developing English Language Skills
30 Credits
02
Advanced English Language Skills
20 Credits
03
English for Academic Purposes
10 Credits
04
Study and Communication Skills
20 Credits
05
Culture Studies
10 Credits
06
Foundation Mathematics
10 Credits

A further two units must be taken from a choice of five electives:

NO SUBJECT TQT
01
Introduction to Computer Science
10 Credits
02
Introduction to Programming
10 Credits
03
Introduction to Business
10 Credits
04
Introduction to Accounting and Economics
10 Credits
05
Further Mathematics
10 Credits
06
Physics
-
07
Chemistry
-
08
Biology
-

Assessment:

Assessments for all units will be offered in a minimum of four assessment cycles throughout the year. The units are assessed by either written examination or assignment. A unit is passed when an overall mark of 40% or more is achieved.

Duration:

The qualification is designed to be studied full-time over one academic year or part-time over two to three years.


Total Qualification Time 120 credits (1200 hours)


Candidates must pass all core Units and two electives units to be awarded the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies certificate.

Delivery Method:

The qualification is taught face-to-face, physical and online through lectures, tutorials and seminars.

Academic Progression:

Upon successful completion of the L3IFDHES, candidates can:
  • Apply to one of the over 70 universities including the UK, Australia, Canada and the
  • USA.which directly recognize the L3IFDHES
  • Apply for guaranteed entry route with UK universities Continue on to one of the Education Degree Pathways – Level 4