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No funding is available from the Student Loans Company (England) for this course starting in January. Individuals who want to apply for financial support should consider beginning the course in September.

CertHE
International Foundation Studies

Undergraduate course
English Language Study

Improve your English language, research and study skills in order to be more successful before going on to a full-time undergraduate course.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus
No funding is available from the Student Loans Company (England) for this course starting in January. Individuals who want to apply for financial support should consider beginning the course in September.

Your Course

    Accredited by the British Council
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Our virtual learning environment and online library ranked 1st in the UK in the International Student Barometer (ISB) Summer Wave 2015.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: Academic study to a minimum of GCSE equivalent plus one year of study or work experience is required.

Where appropriate, experience and professional qualifications will be considered in place of academic qualifications.

You need to show English language ability of IELTS 4.5 overall with no skill below 4.5.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for study on this course you must take the 'IELTS for UKVI Academic' test from a UKVI-approved test centre. For more information and to register for the test on the IELTS website please click here.

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Additional Requirements: Academic study to a minimum of GCSE equivalent plus one year of study or work experience is required.

Where appropriate, experience and professional qualifications will be considered in place of academic qualifications.

You need to show English language ability of IELTS 4.5 overall with no skill below 4.5.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for study on this course you must take the 'IELTS for UKVI Academic' test from a UKVI-approved test centre. For more information and to register for the test on the IELTS website please click here.

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Grace Amarachi Lekwauwa

Careers

Grace Amarachi Lekwauwa
Former Student,

CertHE International Foundation Studies

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“I've loved the UK ever since I was a child and the International Foundation Studies course has given me the chance to study here. It's great preparation for my degree and the tutors are really supportive, helping me solve problems quickly and easily.

MODULES & LEARNING

English Skills 1

Living in Britain

World of Work

English Skills 2

Degree Subject Module

Fundamentals of Maths

We will help you improve your skills through projects, essays and practical exercises. Your understanding of British culture and learning at a UK university will develop through our lectures and seminars. You will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and classroom tests in writing, reading, speaking and listening tests. You will also be given access to online self-study resources and allocated a personal tutor who you will meet regularly.

After completing this course ,your communication and presentation skills, time management, problem solving, and organisation and planning skills will all increase. Your intercultural awareness and self-confidence will benefit and you will be able to show greater initiative in all that you do. All of these skills will prepare you for both your next programme of study and when you are looking for work after you graduate.

This course welcomes a range of guest speakers. They will provide unique and insightful views and opinions on settling into the UK and how to achieve the best from your time at university. You will also have the opportunity to attend and take part in a conference where you can meet international foundation students from other universities in the UK. When studying at Leeds Beckett University, you will be able to volunteer for a range of opportunities, both here and abroad.

The English modules on this course are accredited by the British Council and taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers. We are also an approved Cambridge Delta centre.

In the International Student Barometer Summer Wave 2015 our Virtual Learning Environment was ranked 1st in the world and we were ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for our online library and technology* .

*International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015. This is an independent survey of 69 institutions worldwide, of which 51 are in the UK.

  •  Wendy Altinors
    Wendy Altinors Wendy Altinors
    Senior Lecturer

    Our International Foundation Studies course will teach you the language and academic skills you need for success. You'll mix with students from all over the world, developing your confidence and your academic English with the help of expert teachers.

    Wendy uses her experiences of teaching around the world to support her international students during their time in the UK. She taught English in Japan, Ecuador and Turkey, then lived in London before moving to Leeds in 2003. Wendy is currently studying for a PhD researching Turkish immigrants in Germany.
  • Cert HE International Foundation Studies - Wendy Altinors, Senior Lecturer

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9,000. However, this course attracts a fee waiver of £1,000 and the discounted fee payable is £8,000.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9,000. However, this course attracts a fee waiver of £1,000 and the discounted fee payable is £8,000.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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