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Foundation Courses Prepare for your university place in just one year

In the classroom at Bellerbys College
Bellerbys Foundation Courses cover a full spectrum of academic pathways into a choice of over 70 UK universities.

Choose from eleven subject specialisms leading to a wide range of degree options: Art and Design; Business, Finance and Management; Business with Law; Business with Marketing; Chemical Engineering; Engineering and Computer Science; Humanities; Law; Management and Computing Systems; Media; and Science and Pharmacy.

Located in Brighton, Cambridge, London and Oxford, our centres offer comprehensive, specialised tuition and guidance to help you make a confident transition to university life and study.

Bellerbys Foundation

The Original Foundation Course in the UK

Bellerbys Foundation programme is an intensive year long programme designed to prepare you for the degree subject of your choice. The syllabi have been tailored to provide the skills and experience needed for success at university and beyond. Seen as the gold standard by many of the UK’s leading academic institutions, successful completion of the Foundation year guarantees a place at one of over fifty prestigious UK partner universities. We offer university places not only in the UK but in Australia, Canada, Italy and the United States, allowing students to choose the institution which best suits their needs and ambitions. Subject-specific modules are complemented by English language tuition and study skills to equip you for university level education. The programme is designed for students who:

•    are looking to succeed in their studies to secure a guaranteed place at a UK university
•    are aged over 16.5 
•    are willing to undergo the rigours of an intensive course in order to start university within a year
•    want to improve their English and study skills to succeed at university and in the workplace


Choice of Eight Subject Routes

Whether you are looking for a career as an engineer, lawyer, entrepreneur, graphic designer or pharmacist, there’s a Foundation programme tailored to your field of interest.  Each Bellerbys centre specialises in a different subject, providing enrichment programmes to complement your chosen subject and encouraging active engagement with local thought leaders.

Choose the right location for the academic pathway you are taking

Our Brighton campus, a modern boarding school with a broad mix of students and enrichment activity
Our Cambridge campus, where like-minded students specialise in science and engineering
Our London campus, a specialist centre for business where future business leaders learn from each other
Our Oxford campus, specialising in art, law and humanities a creative environment with excellent facilities

From September 2014  Brighton Cambridge London Oxford 
Art & Design 

Business, Finance & Management
Engineering - Chemical Engineering route
Engineering - Computer Science route
Management & Computing Systems
Science & Pharmacy
Extended Foundation

International Foundation Year

There are a wide number of one year Foundation courses on offer in the UK, but not all of them offer the reputation for excellence that can be found at Bellerbys College. Our Foundation programme offers unrivaled access to the widest choice of top university destinations, including 12 of the top 20 ranked universities in the Times Good University rankings 2014. Our one year Foundation programme is available in Brighton, Cambridge, London and Oxford, with courses beginning in January, April* and September.

Download our full Bellerbys Foundation partner list here.

Foundation Programmes Leading to Top UK universities

Bellerbys College partners with universities across the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and Italy, in order to give you the very best choice when it comes to selecting an institution which exactly matches your needs and fulfills your ambitions. Bellerbys works closely with its partners to ensure that our reputation for delivering high quality graduates continues and ensures that we enjoy an unrivaled reputation amongst the international academic community.

One-year, intensive foundation programme UK

At Bellerbys College, our Foundation programme is designed to offer a wide range of skills in a short space of time. The intensive nature of study makes it ideal for anyone that wants to boost their skill set and gain admittance to a top UK university, either after high school or instead of the traditional A Level path.

Choice of eight academic subject routes

We want our students to be able to reach their academic and career goals no matter what those are, and we offer a choice of eight subject routes that suit a wide range of areas. Each offers a bespoke syllabus, carefully tailored to the demands of a specific degree subject.

Development of crucial study skills

Our ethos of personalised learning means that students are equipped with the skills to achieve their goals. The Bellerbys Foundation programme ensures that you hit the ground running when you start at a university in the UK.

*April start applies to Business, Finance and Management route only.

English Language Preparation

The Bellerbys English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP) is a fast-paced and personalised course. It will help you to develop:

  • Your English reading, writing, listening and speaking confidence
  • The study skills you will need at university

If you don't meet the English language requirements for one of our Foundation courses, you can choose to study the ELPP course for between one and three terms before starting your Foundation programme.

3.5 Term - November start Foundation programme

This course will provide you with extra support to achieve your best, including:

November - December

  • Extra English classes as required
  • University guidance including university visits, UCAS
  • Study skills including research and presentation techniques, essay writing and more
  • Personal development and soft skills development including team work, critical thinking, debate and confidence building.

For more details please read our 3.5 term Foundation flyer.

Extended Foundation

The Extended Foundation is a four-term academic programme offered at our Brighton and London centres. If you need to increase your academic skills or English level before starting the three-term Foundation, this is a good option for you.

Following successful completion of the English, Mathematics, Business Studies (and General Science in Brighton) modules in term one, and achievement of the required English entry level, you will progress to study a set of core subjects alongside one of the mainstream Foundation pathways.

Would you like some advice about which is the best study programme for you? Please contact a Student Enrolment Adviser who will be pleased to help.