Course Overview

This course is best for:

  • Developing your level of English proficiency
  • Fast track progression onto an undergraduate course
  • Guaranteed entry on to a selection of University courses

Certificate for Higher Education Studies in Business,
Computing or Engineering

In partnership with NCC Education UK, The English Studio Dublin is now offering The International Foundation Year.

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a qualification aimed to prepare students for their first year entry on to undergraduate degree courses. The programme is designed for international students who want to apply for an undergraduate degree course but do not meet the English requirements or academic entry requirements.

The NCC Education qualification is recognised by over 50 universities worldwide and is intended to provide candidates with an entry route to UK university courses or progression on to the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business and Business IT. Students who successfully complete the course are guaranteed* entry onto a selection of University courses at Birmingham City University (UK), University Centre Croydon (UK), and much more.

*Provided that all other entry requirements have been met. 

When you enrol on the International Foundation Year, you benefit from the following:

  • Guaranteed entry onto chosen undergraduate degree programmes for students who pass with the required grades.
  • Regular tutorials with academic staff to discuss language development and enhance the skills needed to succeed at university.
  • Ongoing guidance from the Programme Director with enrolling onto the right university course.
  • Access to NCC Education Campus (online portal), module materials, assessment information, programme handbook and booklist.
  • Access to the online student discussion board via NCC Education Campus.

Entry Level:

Standard Programme (starting September 2018)
4.5 IELTS or equivalent

Intensive Programme (starting January 2018)
5.5 IELTS or equivalent, High School certificate

** The English Studio is currently offering a 10% Introductory Offer for courses booked for January and September 2018 start dates. **

Please click here to download the International Foundation Year Brochure >

For more information on the International Foundation Year, take a look at our prices below and see how much you could save by booking with us. If you have any questions then please contact us.

Alternatively, you can email for more information.

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Why Pay More?

Course Name English Studio Price Average Competitor Price
International Foundation Year (Tuition and fees) €7000

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Teaching English is a delicate balance of skill, intuition, careful planning and empathy. It requires patient, smart and experienced people to do it well. And these are the type of people that will teach you at The English Studio.

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  • “ I’ve been teaching at The English Studio for three years and it’s been a great experience. The dedicated staff are great, and I love working in Central London, but the best thing about it for me is meeting and working with the students. ”

    - Alexis Joshua

  • “ I’ve been working at The English Studio for just over two years, and I really enjoy working at such a dynamic and friendly school. I’ve always had a keen interest in learning languages and decided to become a teacher to do something that was rewarding and never monotonous. ”

    - Laura Jones

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Our courses are based on practical English that you can use everyday. Conversation and speaking are the focus with lots of grammar & writing practice. When you study with us we give you a language for life.

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