If you're considering a career in international trade and logistics, mergers and acquisitions, insurance and underwriting, financial law or international business management, this course offers the ideal pathway to help you succeed. You'll develop your understanding of the business world and business and law principles. The programme is taught at our specialist business college in London – just 20 minutes by train from the centre of one of the world’s most important capital cities.
You'll study between 18-25 hours per week in class. The course is modular in structure. All students on the Foundation programme study four core modules plus six subject-specific modules for their chosen pathway. The core modules develop your academic and English language skills.
The course leads to a wide variety of undergraduate degrees at top UK universities. Students have gone on to study Business Law at Coventry University, Law at Kingston University, and Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University of Nottingham.
You can explore a selection of university destinations that Foundation students can choose from here.
Start in October and you will have an extra one half of a term to prepare for the Foundation programme in January. You will receive extra English classes, extra university guidance and have more time to develop study skills.
Learn to draw up double-entry bookkeeping accounts, income statements and balance sheets for varying company structures, interpret accounts and cash budgets; learn and understand accounting concepts.
Macroeconomics – develop an understanding of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.
Understand and apply to business situations the following: basic algebra, straight line graphs, indices and logarithms – particularly compound rates of growth, basic statistics, linear programming, and time series.
Understand the nature and sources of law and the concepts underlying legal systems. Look in detail at the English legal system, considering the different courts and their functions, legal personnel and the legislative process.
Contract Law – an introduction to the law of contract, the manner in which contracts are formed by way of offer, acceptance and consideration, and how they might be avoided once entered into by parties.
Gain an understanding of the key legal structures open to business operators; understand, apply and criticise selected legal principles, which constitute commercial law, including the sale of goods.
Develop the ability to read academic texts, write short academic texts, take notes from written and
oral sources and use spoken English to discuss a variety of topics.
Improve all the abilities in FES1, developing greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.
Develop academic English skills for university. This continually assessed course module includes an extended research essay based on an aspect of British culture, debates and discussions, listening, note-taking and summarising as well as oral presentation.
Improving IT literacy and creativity using MS Office, Business and Media applications; develop internet research skills.
GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers 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 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. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.
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.