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Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering

Overview

Students on the Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering can choose between the Engineering or Life Sciences pathways. The courses will teach students a broad range of introductory science topics and will help students to reach the standard required for university study.

Whichever option you choose, the Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering will provide you with the English language ability, key subject knowledge knowledge and academic skills needed to study an undergraduate degree course at the University of Westminster. On successful completion of the course to the required level, you are guaranteed progression to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster

Core Modules *

  • Skills for Study 1, 2, and 3
  • Language for Study 2 and 3

*These modules apply to students on a two-term programme. Students on longer programmes will take additional English language modules. The subject modules depend on the pathway you have selected: Engineering or Life Sciences.

Progression degrees

Key course facts

Course length

Course length varies from 2 to 4 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 Science and Engineering 14 July 2014 2.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering 2 June 2014 3 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Language) 14 July 2014 3.5 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Enhancement) 14 July 2014 3.5 terms
4.0 in all skills* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Language) 2 June 2014 4 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Enhancement) 2 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 Science and Engineering **MPP option 15 Sep 2014 2 terms
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Maths & Science) 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Language) **MPP option. 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Enhancement) 15 Sep or 6 Oct 2014 3 terms
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Enhancement) **MPP option. 27 Oct 2014 2.5 terms
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Multi-Progression Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Enhancement) 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering 27 Oct 2014 2.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (Language) 27 Oct 2014 3.5 terms
4.0 in all skills* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (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.


Foundation Certificate, Spring 2015 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 Science and Engineering 12 Jan 2015 2 terms
Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering **MPP option
4.0 in all skills* Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering **MPP option 09 Feb 2015 4 terms
Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering **MPP option

* 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

Before I came to the UK, I was working as a civil engineer. I decided to come to further my education and develop my skills in civil engineering. I knew the UK has a great reputation for their standard of education, so that is why I decided to study in this country.

I found out about KIC London through my brother who was a previous student at the college and he gave me great feedback about it and how the college helped him with his future. I chose KIC London because they have a good educational structure and because you can progress to a good university if you successfully complete one of their courses.

I am studying a Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering and it is helping me go forward in life. I am learning many valuable skills that will help me when I progress on to university! Before coming here, I was really looking forward to improving my speech, writing and presentation skills and I have especially done this through the skills for study class. This class is very useful for developing the students’ confidence with English and also in improving our communication with others, which I know will be vital for university.

I feel I have changed as a person. I have overcome some of my weaknesses and I have become better at certain academic skills and this is mostly down to studying at KIC London!

David Terhemen Jime is from Nigeria, he studied the Graduate Diploma at KIC London.