Students finish their Foundation Semester in February/ March, then and after sucessful completion they can progress to start their undergraduate program in May. The Foundation Semester is designed (typically) for students between 16 and 19 years old who wish to access the undergraduate university level programme at level 4. If the student is older than 19 years old it can also apply sending proof of professional experience.

For entry onto the FOUNDATIONS SEMESTER qualification a student must have:

  • Previously studied in English at secondary school level.


  • A valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent. Alternatively a student can take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.


  • The Oxford Test of English is recognised for acceptance onto NCC Education programmes. An affordable, personalized test that fits you – it’s 100% online, flexible, fast, and available at Approved Test Centres across the globe. Plus, it’s the only language proficiency test certified by the University of Oxford. The Level 3 Diploma in Business syllabus and assessment is suitable for students aged 16-19 as well as adult learners.


Students are expected to complete 5 units during 4-5 months.
  • Study and Communication Skills – equips student with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. They will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.

  • Culture Studies – enables students to gain awareness and increased understanding of other cultures and their own alongside the impact of a more digitised world on those cultures. Students will be able to apply their understanding of culture to other aspects of their course and to their plans for further study and work. The course will, in part, help prepare students for studying and/or working abroad or working for multi-national companies in our highly interconnected, digitised world.

  • Introduction to Business – provides an introduction to the purpose, types and organisation of businesses. Students also become familiar with a range of business concepts such as basic marketing practices.

  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics – introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students will become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements.

  • Foundation Mathematics – This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

BOOKING FEE : 1,000.00 USD (included in the tuition fees)
Tuition fee total program: 6,900.00 USD
Examination Fees are 50.00 USD/subject. Total examination fees are 250.00 USD (5 courses)