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Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences

Overview


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University of Westminster is ranked 14th in the UK for undergraduate Communication and Media degrees.

The Times Good University Guide 2014

The Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences equips students with the English language ability, academic skills and key subject knowledge needed to study an undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster. Successful completion of your KIC London course at the required level guarantees you progression to the University of Westminster where you will begin your degree course with confidence.

Core modules*

  • Skills for Study 1, 2, and 3
  • Language for Study 2, and 3
  • Introduction to Social Sciences

* These modules apply to students on a two-term programme. Students on longer programmes will take additional English language modules.

As well as the core modules listed above, students will also have a range of other modules depending on which of the following three pathway options they have chosen to do:

  • Business pathway
  • Business with Mathematics pathway
  • Law and Social Sciences pathway


Progression degrees


Key course facts

Course length

Course length varies from 2 to 4.5 terms depending on your needs.

Academic entry requirements

Entry to the Foundation Certificate requires you to have passed Grade 12 (or equivalent).

English language entry requirements

You will need to show proof of English language ability – usually an IELTS or Pearson test (or equivalent Secure English Language Test – SELT). A higher IELTS score means your course will be shorter and you can progress to Westminster University more quickly.

Preparatory English

UK universities demand a very high level of English from all international students. Students with a lower level of English will be placed on a preparation course that is longer and includes both English language lessons and academic and subject lessons.

Foundation Certificate, Summer 2014 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences 28 July 2014 2.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) 16 June 2014 3 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) 28 July 2014 3.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Enhancement) 16 June 2014 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.

Foundation Certificate, Autumn 2014 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences **MPP option 15 Sep 2014 2 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) **MPP option 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Enhancement) **MPP option 15 Sep or 6 Oct 2014 3 terms
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Enhancement) **MPP option 27 Oct 2014 2.5 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences 27 Oct 2014 2.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) 27 Oct 2014 3.5 terms
4.0 in all skills* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) **MPP option 15 Sep 2014 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.
**MPP Option means that this course is also available as a Multi-Progression Programme. These courses carry no guaranteed progression to the University of Westminster but students can apply to any number of universities on completion of the course.

Student Story

Loli Dochiya is from Russia and studied the Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences at KIC London“I chose to come to Kaplan International College London because I had read a lot of positive things about it. The College is perfect for me because they have the exact subjects that I need to progress on to university.

The College is really well organised and I have a personal tutor who gives me a lot of guidance. I feel that I am being well-prepared for university and am confident that I am learning the skills I need to progress to my degree.

I have taken part in the social programme at the College and have made lots of friends. The other students are really friendly. London is an exciting city to study in as it is very dynamic and there are so many different cultures here.

I love it at KIC London and have recommended the College to my friends!”

Lali Dochiya is from Russia and studied the Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences at KIC London.