The International Foundation Year helps you to develop your English language skills and prepares you to study for a degree internationally.

At Sussex Coast College Hastings, our International Foundation Year is a one year pre-university qualification that focuses on improving your understanding of the English language.

During this course you will focus on improving your English language skills, as well as enhancing your study skills and cultural understanding.

We will introduce you to academic study in English and boost your research, presentation and study skills. The qualification is made up of six units in total, including one mathematics unit.

You must also choose to study two units from the following areas:

  • Computing:
  • Unit - Introduction to computing
  • Unit - Introduction to programming
  • Business:
  • Unit - Introduction to business
  • Unit - Introduction to accounting and economics

This qualification is designed to provide you with an entry route into a UK or overseas university.

Why Study at Sussex Coast College Hastings?

Once you have successfully completed our International Foundation Year, students are guaranteed a place on our business, computing or engineering higher education courses in offered at our college, subject to the college’s standard admissions procedure and policies.

For those students who choose a different career path, we will guide and advise you on your next steps as well as help you with your university application.

Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects
  • A valid score of 4.5 or above in the IELTS examination or equivalent
  • Alternatively, you can take the free NCC Education Standard English Placement Test which is administered by our NCC Education Centres to provide evidence of an equivalent level of English language

Please download our INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR FLYER here for further information.

For information on Qualifications required download our useful information sheet here.

To Apply for an IFY Course download our Application Form here.

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