English Language Department
LEVEL 3: International Foundation Year (IFY)
The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a one year pre-university qualification, including a significant degree of English language teaching. The qualification is designed to provide you with an entry route to UK university courses or progression onto the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business and Business IT.
The IFY aims to improve your general and academic English language ability, enhance your study skills and cultural understanding and introduce you to academic study in English in the fields of computing and/or business at a suitable level.
For entry onto the NCC Education IFY qualification you must have:
To complete the qualification you must study and pass eight units.
The qualification consists of the following six core units:
A further two units must be taken from a choice of four electives:
Assessments and Examinations Assessments for all units will be offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. The units are all assessed by either examination or assignments.
Mathematical Techniques: Foundation Maths:
Introduction to Business: Accounting and Economics:
Introduction to Computing: IT Skills:
Introduction to Programming:
Progression routes can be found on our Progression Routes page.