International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Students

Level 3

The IBCM International Foundation Year (L3IFDHES) is a qualification aimed to prepare students for their first year entry on to undergraduate degree courses. The programme is designed for international students who want to apply for an under-graduate degree course and provides specialisations in Business, Computing or Engineering.

The NCC Education qualification is recognised by over 50 universities worldwide and is intended to provide candidates with an entry route to UK university courses or progression on to the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business and Business IT. Students who successfully complete the course are guaranteed* entry onto a selection of University courses at Birmingham City University (UK), University Centre Croydon (UK), and much more.

*Provided that all other entry requirements have been met.


To complete the qualification a student must study and pass eight units.
The qualifcation consists of six core units:

  • Developing English Language Skills

  • Advanced English Language Skills

  • English for Academic Purposes

  • Study and Communication Skills

  • Culture Studies

  • Foundation Mathematics

A further two units must be taken from a choice of six electives:

  • Introduction to Computer Science

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Introduction to Business

  • Introduction to Accounting

  • Further Mathematics

  • Physics

Standard: One Academic year
Fast-Track / Intensive 6 months
 Standard: September 2018
Fast-Track / Intensive January 2018
Minimum 5.0 – 5.5 depending on the major chosen (standard)
Minimum 5.5 – 6.0 depending on the major chosen (intensive)
The programme is assessed by assignment and examination. Assessment dates are available on request. THE IBCM NCC L3 IFDHES provides progression to over 50 universities in UK and worldwide. Contact IBCM for full progression information.