Pre-Foundation Programme

Who is it for?

Essential information

 Minimum age 18 by the September following the Pre-Foundation Programme
Academic Requirements Successful completion of three years Senior Secondary School or equivalent
Minimum Level of English Intermediate/CEFR B1/IELTS 4.0 (six month programme)

Low Intermediate/CEFR B1/IELTS 3.5 ( eleven month programme)

Maximum class size  18 students
Course Duration Six months or eleven months
Campus Lewes
Course fees £4400 (six months) or £6000 (eleven months)

 

What is the Sussex Downs College Pre-Foundation Programme?

A six month preparation course with guarantee of progression onto a university degree.

Entry IELTS level 4.0  Entry IELTS level 4.5
January 2017

 

June 2017

Pre-Foundation @ Sussex Downs College Pre-Foundation @ Sussex Downs College

Guaranteed progression to International Foundation Diploma if IELTS 5.0 achieved

Pre-Foundation @ Sussex Downs College

Guaranteed progression to Four year Degree if IELTS 5.5 achieved

September 2017

 

June 2018

International Foundation Year @

UK University

International Foundation Diploma @

Oxford Brookes University

 

Guaranteed progression to degree if 55% pass achieved and IELTS 6.0

Four Year Degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting and Hospitality, Computing, Social Sciences, or Media and Communication @

Oxford Brookes University

 

September 2018 

 

June 2021

Degree @

UK University

Degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting and Hospitality, Computing, Social Sciences, or Media and Communication @

Oxford Brookes University

Curriculum:

Guaranteed Progression: 

We have agreements with universities to guarantee progression on to their International Foundation Year (IFY) programmes.

Example Degree Subjects Example Universities with IFY Programmes
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Social Sciences
Oxford Brookes University
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Theatre, Film & Television
Aberystwyth University
  • Business
  • Science
  • Social Science
Bath University
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Engineering
Warwick University

 Sample Timetable

Day of Week 08:55 – 10:25 Break 10:40 – 12:10 Lunch 13:50 – 15-20 Break 15:35 – 17:05
Monday  General English  General English  General English General English
Tuesday  Exam class:  IELTS Exam class:  IELTS Academic   English Academic English
Wednesday  General English  General English  Enrichment activities  Enrichment activities
Thursday  Private Study  General English  Tutorials  Tutorials
Friday  Plus option  Plus option  Private Study  Private Study

 

How to apply

Please click on this link to complete our application form:

Sussex Downs International College Application Form 2017

Please note that a Tier 4 visa is not required for this course. You should apply for a short-term student visa.

 

Contact us

Email: international@sussexdowns.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 30 300 38787

Postal Address: International Office, Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH

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