Ncc Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies

Course Details

NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies is an alternative qualification to the traditional Advanced Levels. International Foundation studies is becoming popular among students who are inclined towards a more practical approach to higher education preparation. Students will have the additional advantage of qualifying for higher education progression within a period of one year as opposed to taking two years for Advanced Level studies.

The programme emphasises the development of sound academic writing and research skills including in relation to foundation mathematics while enabling students to develop subject-specific knowledge and skills pertaining to Business education. The Foundation programme with the Business Pathway provides streamlined access to various higher education degrees, ranging from Business Economics, Finance, International Business and Management to more specialised areas such as Aviation Management, Supply Chain Management and Sports Management.

The Foundation qualification offered at Gateway Graduate School (GGS) in partnership with UK’s NCC Education has widespread recognition among universities in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia. There are direct university tie-ups organised by GGS with prestigious institutions such as the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of South Australia (UniSA). In addition, there are direct progression agreements made by NCC Education with a large number of universities across the world


The standard duration to earn the International Foundation Diploma qualification is one year.
There will be two intakes every year: January and September


Candidates are expected to have successfully completed secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects including C passes for English Language and Mathematics at OLs/IGCSEs.


The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies (Business Pathway) is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world for higher education studies.