Extended Foundation

Preparation for your Foundation

With the Extended Foundation programme you will study one additional term of academic and English language lessons before joining the three-term Foundation. This gives you additional preparation time to improve your IELTS score and help you achieve your potential.

You will gain the academic and English language skills needed to progress to one of our Foundation pathways.

Where will the Extended Foundation take me?

Subject pathways taught in Brighton:
Art and Design; Business, Finance and ManagementEngineering; Chemical Engineering; Computing; Humanities; International Relations and Politics; Law; Media; Science and Pharmacy

Subject pathways taught in London:
Business, Finance and ManagementMarketing

Extended Foundation Key Facts

Minimum age: 16.5
Course length: 1 term followed by three term Foundation
Start dates: Brighton: September and January
London: September and June
Note: June start London only
Entry requirements:
Four GCSE grades C or above. Maths B or above for Engineering and Science and Pharmacy Foundation
English language entry requirements:
Location: London and Brighton
Tuition fees per term:  £7,213 (for a complete list of prices, please visit our fees page)

The June 2020 intake has been suspended. Our next intake will be September 2020.



GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A Levels or a Foundation pathway. We offer a 2 Year GCSE Pathway programme as well as a 3 and 4 term programme, offering students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.