International Foundation Programme2021-07-13T15:55:19+00:00

International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a globally recognised programme and is an alternative to an A-Level or Access to Higher Education qualification.

IFP is a 1 year or 6 months (Fast Track) full-time programme that offers students an opportunity to gain entry into degrees at the London School of Business and other leading Universities in the United Kingdom.

By pursuing this programme, students will develop a strong understanding of their chosen subjects, providing them with practical knowledge of various research methods that are important in higher education.

Why should I choose this course?

Key Features

  • IFP will help prepare a student with everything that they require to achieve success during their term as an undergraduate student here in the UK.
  • IFP at London School of Business will help international students in becoming academically adept to pursue higher education here in the United Kingdom.
  • A fast track route to London School of Business and other prestigious UK universities for students who lack British A level or equivalent qualifications.

Key Facts

Foundation – Level 3

Mode of Study

Blended – Full time


1 Year or 6 Months (Fast track)


UK / EU – £7,250
International – £9,500

Payment Plan





February, June, October


Term 1- Campus Learning

In this module, we will be looking to build on your current knowledge of English and give you intensive sessions taught solely in English. We aim to prepare you for British education and reducing the level of culture shock you may experience when you first come to the UK.

We will go over basic maths techniques and refresh your memory of data and finance, and its uses that would apply to a Business environment.

Again we are ensuring that your IT skills are to a good standard and so you are prepared to use programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint to write essays, create spreadsheets and give presentations.

Term 2 – Online Learning

The key features of an organisation and its importance are explored, including finance, leadership, HR, marketing, managing data and customer service.

This unit is for understanding your academic strengths and weaknesses and developing research papers using a variety of skills.

It provides an introduction to marketing, followed by a look at research, analysis and promotional techniques

It shows how to use communication in business and how your communication skills you can develop to present information and ideas effectively.

Entry Requirements

We recognise a range of qualifications from across the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss specific country requirements for your country.

  • Minimum Age is 16+

  • High School Graduation. To know more about it have a look at Specific Country Entry requirements.

  • Academic qualifications are not always necessary – commercial or industrial experience might be more relevant. For detailed information, Contact Us.

  • Minimum IELTS 4.5, which is B1-Intermediate (Preferred).

If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.

“I have completed successfully my International Foundation Programme last month. I want to thank my lecturer Mr Ali Kinyar who supported me a lot to achieve a good result.”

Palka, Portugal
International Foundation Programme


Students will be assessed by completing assignments and meeting assessment criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. Units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and tasks which are audited and verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

Download a Prospectus

Download a copy of our 2020 Diploma Prospectus (PDF Document) 

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full Time Fees £5,250

For full details, please visit our fees and funding page.

Full Time Fees £7,000

For full details, please contact us.


The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to use for a related prize.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider almost any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

Career Prospects

Students who successfully complete the International Foundation programme, subject to achieving the required grades for progression to their chosen degree, will be assured a place at the London school of business. There is a wide variety of subjects to choose from relating to your foundation programme, designed to help you improve your job prospects

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment.

  • Be able to Analyse the financial performance of an organization.

  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal, and ethical aspects of the business.

  • Be able to assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the business environment.

Further Study

In Business, Some roles will require further study, whether it’s to gain membership to a professional body, further your knowledge in a particular area of business, or even branch out into a completely different field.

Popular professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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Visit Us

If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

Related Programmes

At LSB, you will have the chance to study a broad range of subjects. The School offers a unique opportunity to study business alongside other disciplines.

Extended Diploma in Business and Management ATHE Level 3

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a globally recognised programme, an alternative to an A-Level or Access to HE qualification. Level 3 Diploma in Business is a six months full-time or 12 months part-time programme which offers students with an opportunity

Extended Diploma in Business and Management ATHE Level 4

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management consisting of 120 credits, is a correspondent to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree. This qualification is developed and designed in a manner that provides a sound understanding of management skills.

Extended Diploma in Business and Management ATHE Level 5

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, is a 120-credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree. This designed qualification is useful to develop your understanding and to develop essential management skills.

How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an important part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in choosing the right programme that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to Undergraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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