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

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.

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

How Businesses Operate

  • 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

Marketing Principles and Techniques

  • 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

Academic and Research Skills for Business

  • 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

Communication Skills for Business

  • Know how businesses communicate
  • Be able to present business information orally
  • Be able to communicate business information in writing

Academic English for IELTS preparation

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
  • Intakes : Every Month
  • Duration : 5 months or Accelerated 3 months only
  • Accredited by : ATHE
  • Fees: Click here
  • Teaching and Learning Methods
  • Level 2 or GCSE equivalent or similar
  • English profciency : CEFR – B1 or IELTS – 4.5

Future Finance Student Loans

Future Finance an alternative source of financing for students*

The benefits of Future Finance are:
  • They offer loans to all students with a UK domiciled address, (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks, and are 18 or over) irrelevant to which level of study
  • Loans are offered from £2.5 -£40K, and can include living costs as well as tuition fees
  • Loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation
  • Students can apply for up to four payment breaks of 3 months each during the loan period
  • Representative 10.9% APR (variable)

* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website Find out more


Please note that other sources of funding may be available.