ETC International College provides a business University Foundation Programme for students to get into the university of their choice. Study hard, learn the language and focus on the course aspects to enter a business degree course at university.The University Foundation Programme (UFP) for Business lasts for 24 weeks. Each unit has 60 hours of teaching and a recommendation of 40 hours per unit of personal study time. By the end of the business University Foundation Programme, students will develop the language, study skills and subject knowledge relating to the field of business.
- Course Information
- Course Content
- Credits & Certificates
- English for Academic Purposes
- Partnership with Bournemouth University
- Entry Requirements & Start Dates
The ETC Business University Foundation Programme is aimed at students wishing to enter a UK university. The course prepares students for studying at a degree level.
The 24 weeks course is a 120 Credit Diploma in Business, including 4 English modules and 8 Business modules. Each business unit has 45 hours of teaching and 55 hours per unit of personal study time. The Business University Foundation Programme consists of a range of business subjects divided into 2 terms, each 12 weeks long. There are 4 start dates throughout the year.
This covers 28 Lessons a week (1 Lesson = 45 Minutes) 21 Hours.
Students must already have an English level equivalent to IELTS 4.5 in all language skills. They will study the following subjects:
• Human Resources
• Business Law
• International Trade
• Project Management
Certificates & Credits
At the end of the course you will be presented with a University Foundation Diploma in Business. Students not achieving in all modules may receive a Unit Diploma in Business. This course is designed for students wishing to study Business and related subjects at undergraduate level at a UK-based University.
The course would typically cover the key areas of business:
• Macro/micro economics
• Supply/demand marketing structures and theories
• The marketing mix
• The BCG matrix
• Financial accounting and management theories (tall/flat structures, management styles, motivation and leadership).
• Contract Law
• GANTT Charts
• Business Theories & Practices
• Business Activities
• Case Studies
• There are a number of other options covering topics such as supply chain management, logistics, HRM and international Trade.
All assessments and student work will be internally verified according to level 3 standard Business criteria.
The college has a university counsellor who provides free regular tutorials to progress students’ applications to university.
English for Academic Purposes
Following the EAP course will greatly enhance student ability to participate in higher education. Students will learn the appropriate skills and vastly improve their chance of gaining a higher IELTS score.
Following the Pre-sessional EAP course provides an average progression rate of a 1.5 IELTS score increase within 12 weeks. This compares to Pre-foundation English courses average rate of a 0.5 score increase in 12 weeks.
Recognised Partnership with Bournemouth University
ETC International College is proud to announce that Bournemouth University recognises its University Foundation Programme, HNC and HND qualifications. To learn more about our partnership with Bournemouth University, click here.
ETC’s University Counsellor Services
When you study on the ETC Business UFP you will be assigned to our University Counsellor. They will help you to:
- Find the university of your choice
- Write your personal statement
- Get letters of recommendation
- Complete your university application
- Find out about extra curricular activities
Course Fees and Structure
28 lessons / 21 hours per week
Please note this is a sample timetable and is subject to change. The business modules will change each week.
Students must be at least 17 years of age.
We can accept students at IELTS 4.5 onto the extended version of this course which includes 12 weeks of Academic English & IELTS exam preparation, followed by the main programme of 24 weeks’ duration.
Students wishing to follow our standard (24 weeks) foundation programme must have an English level of IELTS 5.0+ or equivalent.
Our courses run in 12 week terms.
The Business UFP has 4 start dates throughout the year: