International Foundation Programme

Awarded by NCC Education UK.

Programme overview

The International Foundation is a Pre-University Programme awarded by British awarding body, NCC Education UK and is approved by Ofqual, the Government Regulatory board for assessments in England including Cambridge & Edexcel.

This offers the best possible preparation for the rigours of an International University degree course by broadening and deepening your knowledge and understanding as well as introducing you to the ways students learn at British Universities. Foundation Year students will also benefit from being part of the part internatonal student community of NCC Education and enjoy the same benefits that NCC Education students have across 50 countries of the world. 

After completing the International Foundation Programme from Penston Academy, you can are eligible to apply at top universities of the UK, Canada, Australia and USA.

Students who have completed the International Foundation Programme have gained admission in universities such as:

  1. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  2. London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  3. Monash University, Australia
  4. Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
  5. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Programme Summary

  • Awarding Body: NCC Education UK
  • Approved by: Ofqual (Government Regulatory body for assessments in England including Cambridge and Edexcel)
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Programme Fees: £ 1500
  • Entry Requirements: O-Level or SSC Complete. 
  • Application Deadline: March 2021

further information

This one year programme prepares you for entry into International Universities by focusing on building research, report writing, communication skills and an introduction to the subject discipline that students would want to study at University. 

On the Foundation Year, you will study six core units and have the option of choosing papers from across several streams and gain subject knowledge relevant to your future degree course as well as being introduced to new subjects and approaches.

You can select the two electives for specialization in computer science, business, engineering, health sciences and higher finance.

The qualification consists of six core units:

 

  • Developing English Language Skills– This module helps students to develop English language skills to be able to communicate effectively beyond simple everyday contexts. It aims to improve one’s reading, writing, listening and speaking and enables student to acquire a broad range of knowledge which can be used to confidently and effectively communicate in English. It guides students through Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels of English language study.
  • Advanced English Language Skills– This module enables a student to put into practice the language acquired and develop this into an advanced user of English. Students will make extensive use of the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing, as well as extending the knowledge of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary.
  • English for Academic Purposes– This module helps students to develop the understanding and use of key linguistic skills where necessary to engage effectively in an academic environment.
  • Study and Communication Skills– This module equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures to your studies.
  • Culture Studies– This module enables students to gain awareness and an increased understanding of other cultures. Students will learn about various features of a foreign country and its culture, with a particular focus on student life and studying abroad.
  • Foundation Mathematics– This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

Plus, two elective units from the following:

Business Stream

 

  • Introduction to Business– This module provides an introduction to the purpose, types and organisation of businesses. Students become familiar with a range of business concepts such as basic marketing practices.
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics– This module introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements. 

Computing Stream

 

  • Introduction to Computer Science– This module provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.
  • Introduction to Programming– This module exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic, to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.

Higher Finance

 

  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics– This module introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements.
  • Further Mathematics– This module provides students with an understanding of different mathematical concepts and ideas, building on the work covered in the Foundation Mathematics module. It will allow students to develop further algebraic techniques on a broad range of mathematical topics, building towards area often seen and used in university courses.

Engineering Stream

 

  • Further Mathematics– This module provides students with an understanding of different mathematical concepts and ideas, building on the work covered in the Foundation Mathematics module. It will allow students to develop further algebraic techniques on a broad range of mathematical topics, building towards area often seen and used in university courses.
  • Physics– This module equips students with a fundamental background of the principles of physics. It focuses on Newton’s mechanics, electrostatics and electrodynamics. The principles of thermal physics and magnetism are also introduced.

Chemical Engineering Stream

 

  • Physics– This module equips students with a fundamental background of the principles of physics. It focuses on Newton’s mechanics, electrostatics and electrodynamics. The principles of thermal physics and magnetism are also introduced.
  • Chemistry– This module enables you to gain an understanding of the three main branches of chemistry: inorganic, physical and organic. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated using several practical laboratory sessions.

 

Health Science Stream

 

  • Biology– This module introduces the fundamental ideas of how the human body works. Starting with the cell as the building blocks of life and the looking at each of the major body systems. The purpose of this to give the underpinning knowledge which will prepare students to study health related subjects at higher levels.
  • Chemistry– This module enables you to gain an understanding of the three main branches of chemistry: inorganic, physical and organic. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated using several practical laboratory sessions.
  • Modules are delivered and assessed on Lectures, Assignments and Exams with comprehensive British Education Experience 
  • Blended On-Campus Classes held at Penston Academy – Centre for British Council Examinations in Bangladesh and with some modules having the option of online delivery. 
  • Stay in constant communication with lecturers and teaching assistants after classes.
  • Access to a wide range of study materials through Digital Library powered by British Council and Microsoft.
  • Access to a full range of Microsoft 365 applications for the full duration of the course. 

NCC Education has recognition with over 70 universities in the UK, Canada, USA and Australia, for students who want to study at an international university. These provide university progression routes enabling students to further their study and career choices.

Students who successfully complete the International Foundation will fulfil the main entry requirements for International Universities and can apply to a range of universities in the UK, Canada, Australia and USA and have gained admission in universities such as:

  1. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  2. London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  3. Monash University, Australia
  4. Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
  5. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Guaranteed admission into International University 
  • Can be completed in 6 months after O Level and SSC
  • Avoid expensive foundation year abroad. 
  • Accepted in universities across UK, Canada, Australia and USA
  • Learn how to write reports with Harvard Style referencing and the use of Turnitin.
  • Study at a British Council Partner Centre in Uttara.
  • Complete access to full suite of Microsoft 365 applications and cloud storage facilities for convenient study.
  • Balanced and Blended learning through In-Campus and Online classes to avoid exhausting traffic conditions of Dhaka.

Penston does not accept online registration through web forms due to privacy concerns. For application please follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and complete the Application Form.
  2. Gather all the following documents:
    1. Photocopies of all Educational Certificates
    2. Photocopy of either Passport or National ID card
    3. 2 Passport size Photos
  3. Email the completed application form and all the documents at admissions@penston.org or Submit physically at the Penston Academy Centre.

Alternatively call us at: 01317249146, 01833333990. 

 

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