Pre University Program

NCC Education, UK Certified International Foundation Year (IFY)
  • Overview

    This programme is for speakers of English as a foreign language, who have completed their secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects. An intensive, one year programme providing you with essential preparation for university entry.  If you are a speaker of English as a foreign language, this programme will upgrade your study skills for further learning at a British university.

    • Strong focus on English language and study skills
    • You will upgrade your English language ability, develop your research, presentation and study skills to prepare you for further academic study.
    • Develop essential study skills for university success in the UK
    • You can acclimatise yourself to British culture and the academic system to help you succeed in your studies.
    • Offers combination of business and computing subject areas
    • You are introduced to a broad curriculum, which widens your university choices.
    • Students are eligible to seek entry into local or international universities

    The programme is recognised by a number of prestigious Universities worldwide.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must have successfully completed Higher secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects;


    Have a valid score of 4.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent, pass in the free NCC Education English Placement Test or equivalent (please contact your Centre for further information).

  • Modules
    • Foundation Mathematics
    • Introduction to Computing
    • Developing English language Skills
    • Advanced English Language Skills
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • Culture Studies
    • Study and Communication Skills
    • Introduction to Programming
  • Assessment

    The programme is assessed by assignment and examinations. Assessment dates are available from your Accredited Partner Centre.

  • Learning Outcomes

    Improve your English language to a level suitable for undergraduate study, upgrade your study skills to succeed in future studies, upgrade your subject-specific knowledge in IT and/or Business fields to a level suitable for undergraduate study.

  • Academic Progression

    Ideal for students seeking entry onto a university degree course or acceptance onto an NCC Education Diploma.

    Successful graduates of the IFY programme can continue their studies on the next stage of the NCC Education Degree Journey; International Diploma in Computer Studies, or apply for an undergraduate degree programme at a university.

    The following universities recognise the International Foundation Year,

    • Anglia Ruskin University
    • Birmingham City University
    • Buckinghamshire New University
    • De Montfort University
    • Deakin University
    • Kingston University London
    • Leeds Metropolitan University
    • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
    • Liverpool John Moores University
    • London Metropolitan University
    • Long Island University
    • Northumbria University
    • Oxford Brookes University
    • Sheffield Hallam University
    • Southampton Solent University
    • Staffordshire University
    • Thames Valley University
    • University of Abertay, Dundee
    • University of Bath
    • University of Bradford
    • University of Brighton
    • University of Central Lancashire
    • University of East London
    • University of Glamorgan
    • University of Gloucestershire
    • University of Greenwich
    • University of Hertfordshire
    • University of Huddersfield
    • University of London, Goldsmiths
    • University of Northampton
    • University of Plymouth
    • University of Portsmouth
    • University of Sunderland
    • University of Sussex
    • University of Teesside
    • University of the West of England
    • University of Wales, Bangor
    • University of Westminster, Cavendish School of Computer Science
    • University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus
    • University of Worcester
    • University of York
  • Career Progression

    This programme is recognised by many universities worldwide.