Foundation Years – Update

12. Foundation programmes in the UK Decrease in number of offerings of foundation programmes – in both international and EU students. Private foundation programmes may be the way forward.

For students who don’t do IB/AP:

Kings – English learning centre quite popular but only 33% success rate.

INTO more popular >60% success rate of continuation of education after 1 yr foundation.

CATS College – boarding and foundation courses. Very expensive. Not selective.


SOAS – foundation courses

Reading – international foundation programme

Southampton Solent – lots of different courses for low academic achievers.

Many degree courses with Integrated Foundation year are found through UCAS – reduced entry requirements.