Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences

All Foundation Certificate courses at Nottingham Trent International College contain the following main elements:

  • Academic skills modules
  • Subject modules

Academic and language support is also provided throughout the course to help improve your English language skills and progress to university successfully.

Start dates

See key dates for this course.

Academic skills modules

Foundation students develop key academic skills including research, writing, presentation and analysis skills.

Subject modules – Foundation Business

Foundation students are taught the basics of their chosen area of study so they have the knowledge that they need to progress to higher education studies. Students that complete the Foundation Certificate then progress to more specialised studies that focus on the topics and skills they will need to succeed in their chosen undergraduate degree course.

All modules are taught with progression to Nottingham Trent University in mind, and are designed to meet the needs of international students.

Enhanced University Preparation – three-term course

The Enhanced University Preparation course runs for three terms. You will receive an introduction to key topics, useful learning tools and UK culture in your first term, before continuing with the regular two-term Foundation course in the second and third terms. These extra study skills will support your success during the remainder of your Foundation course and when you are studying at Nottingham Trent University.

Find out more about our Enhanced University Preparation courses.

Progress to Nottingham Trent University

When you successfully complete your course to the required level you are guaranteed a place on year one of a related degree at Nottingham Trent University, or to the International Year One in business at the International College, from which you can progress to the second year of a degree at the University.

Subject modules

Core subject modules

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

*Three-term students will also take Language for Study 1 and additional hours for Language for Study 2 and 3

Business Pathway modules

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Business Enterprise
  • Economics in an International Context
  • Statistics

Law and Social Sciences Pathway modules

  • Introduction to Social Science
  • Legal Systems and Principles
  • Statistics
  • The Individual State and Society

Three-term (Enhancement) extra modules

  • Personal Development and Pre-Study Skills
  • Introduction to British Society and Culture
  • Preparatory Mathematics and Information Communication Technology

Three-term (Language) extra modules

  • Language for Study 1