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Foundation Course in Information Technology

Title: International Foundation Year Diploma
Level: QCF Level 3
Duration: One year
Number of study hours: up to 25 hours per week
Mode of Study: Full time
Class size: min 8  – max 15

International Foundation Year (IFY) programme is a bridging course designed for international students who want to study Information Technology (IT) related studies for an undergraduate degree at a UK University.

A distinguishing feature of the programme is that language teaching and learning is directly linked to the material covered in academic subjects, so that students learn to understand and use the language required for the subjects they intend to study at university.

The aims and objectives of this course are:

  1. Enhancing your English language skills
  2. Immersing you into an environment similar to what you will experience on your future degree programme.
  3. Developing your subject knowledge in key areas of Information Technology studies.
  4. Encouraging you to be an independent learner-which is the key to success on your University degree.
  5. Helping you obtain a place at a UK University.

To complete the programme, students must study and pass all the 9 modules.

The full list of modules is as follows:

Module Code Module Title Credits
M3001
Developing English Language Skills
30
M3002
Advanced English Language Skills
20
M3003
English for Academic Purposes
10
M3004
Study and Communication Skills
20
M3005
Culture Studies
10
M3006
Foundation Mathematics
10
M3007IT
Introduction to Computing
10
M3008IT
Introduction to Programming
10
M3009
IELTS preparation
Not Applicable
Total credits:
120
January (2- term course)

Course Start date: 11th January 2016

Course End date: 22nd April 2016

Entry requirements:

  1. IELTS with an overall score of 5.5
  2. Minimum of 80% in Maths and 60% in the remaining subjects of the higher secondary school certificate

 

July (4- term course)

Course Start date: 16th May 2016

Course End date: 26th August 2016

Entry requirements:

  1. IELTS with a minimum of 4.0 in all the subsections
  2. Minimum of 60% in all subjects of the higher secondary school certificate

 

September (3- term course 1 academic year)

Course Start date: 26th September 2016

Course End date: 16th December 2016

Entry requirements:

  1. IELTS with a minimum of 4.5 in Writing and Reading & 4.0 in Listening and Speaking
  2. Minimum of 60% in all subjects of the higher secondary school certificate

 

For fees contact enquiries@docklandsacademy.co.uk


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