• Intakes : Every Month
  • Duration : 5 months or Accelerated 3 months only
  • Accredited by : ATHE
  • Location: London (in-class) or
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The Foundation Programme is a pathway programme allowing international students to gain entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree at a UK university. You will develop your study skills, English language and subject knowledge in readiness for successful bachelor degree.

Why should I study a Foundation Programme?

  • Improve your English language skills
  • Develop your knowledge of your degree subject
  • Secure a conditional offer to an undergraduate degree
  • Prepare for the teaching and studying style for UK qualifications
  • Experience life in the UK

Why choose Global Banking School (GBS)?

Here are just a few reasons why thousands of international students choose to study abroad with GBS:

  • Statement of purpose for Ivy League universities
  • Application process for good universities in UK, Europe, Australia and USA.
  • Admission interview assistance
  • CV reviews and Job interviews
  • Personalised support from enquiry to graduation and beyond
  • Highest standards of counselling and student experience

What does the Foundation programme lead to?

Students on the Foundation programme can secure a conditional offer to a relevant undergraduate degree at either the host university or apply to any other UK university. Student progression officers at GBS provide assistance with your university application.

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  • Understand the key features of a business environment
  • Know the importance of accounting for business
  • Be able to apply key principles of accounting and present and interpret data
  • Understand the principles of managing and leading teams in organisations
  • Know the role of the Human Resources department
  • Understand the importance of customer service to organisational success
  • Understand the principles of marketing
  • Understand market research and market analysis methods
  • Be able to apply market analysis techniques
  • Understand how e-marketing is used
  • Be able to assess own academic competence
  • Know how to research information using primary and secondary methods
  • Be able to take effective notes from a variety of sources
  • Be able to plan and draft a piece of research
  • Be able to produce academic work
  • Be able to reflect on own academic progress
  • Know how businesses communicate
  • Be able to present business information orally
  • Be able to communicate business information in writing

Academic English for IELTS preparation Includes:
Key language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening;

  • Knowledge of English language and English for Academic Purposes
  • Knowledge of appropriate use and cultural conventions of language in context (social & academic)
  • Knowledge of study skills and conventions used in UK HE
  • Confidence in using the English language across the target academic language skill areas (understanding & producing oral and written academic English as appropriate)
  • Basic research skills relevant to future degree programme.
  • Develop skills in reflecting on personal strengths and weaknesses; using past learning experience to promote independent learning skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in order to solve problems, ability to set and pursue goals and work against deadlines
  • Increased abilities and confidence in the area of communicative competence, intercultural communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching and Learning Methods
  • Level 2 or GCSE equivalent or similar
  • English profciency : CEFR – B1 or IELTS – 4.5