International Foundation Programme in BusinessInternational Foundation Programmes (IFP) were created as an alternative to A Levels to meet the needs of those students who desire more specific pre-university experience.
What is the International Foundation Programme?
International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English.
The International Foundation Programme at DLD?
At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Art and Music. The IFP in Business covers Mathematics, ICT, Presentation Skills, Economics and Business. Economics and Business make up 75% of the course. Students are taught the principles of starting new businesses, business management and business law. The Economics modules cover micro, macro and international economics. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is done in small classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff.
How is it assessed?
|Core Skills||25%||Written exams: Maths 1, Maths 2, and ICT
Essay and oral presentation: Research and Presentation Skills
|Business||37.5%||Written exams: Business 1, 2 and 3|
|Economics||37.5%||Written exams: Economics 1,2 and 3|
Students without an Academic English score of 6.5 or higher are also required to attend Academic English classes as part of their programme.
Exam Board: NCFE
What do I need?
The International Foundation Programme is recognised and approved by over 50 institutions, including those in the Russell Group. Successful graduation from the IFP in business may lead to entry to undergraduate programmes in Economics, Business, Management, Marketing and Law.
“What I like about the IFP course is that it’s a fast track way to university as the course is just one year. The teachers are approachable and are always there if you have any problems.”
Jason Htet – DLD Graduate