The International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree. It is a full-time programme and provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.
Successful completion of the IFP and obtaining the required pass marks will provide students with the opportunity to choose and progress to one of the universities listed below, some of which offer guaranteed entry.
21st September 2020 - 25th June 2021
4th January - 25th June 2021 (Intensive)
We may be able to offer flexibility on IFP start dates. However, this would be dependent on a number of factors such as the visa type and compentency.
// Convenient Study
The IFP is delivered at our Academy in Cardiff. The programme is also available as a blended course, allowing students to start their studies online in September, then join us here in person from January 2021. Click here to learn more about the blended IFP.
// About the Programme
The IFP has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree but do not possess British A-level qualifications (Year 13).
You will have completed your secondary school education in your own country and are looking for a programme that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.
The IFP (NCC Education International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education – L3IFDHES) at WE Bridge Academy is awarded by NCC Education.
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// Entry Requirements
September intake: IELTS 4.5 overall with at least 4.0 in each component or equivalent
January intake: IELTS 5.5 overall with at least 5.0 in each component or equivalent
In addition, you should have successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.
NOTE: If a student does not have a valid IELTS score, we may carry out a Skype interview as part of the application process to verify their level of English.
// University Partners
Successful completion of the IFP allows students to directly apply to one of our university partners:
// Guaranteed IFP University Progression
These are universities that guarantee WE Bridge Academy students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of the IFP.
// Progression and Entry Routes
The lists below detail the many formal university progression routes available, including universities that may not officially guarantee a place, but certainly welcome – and view favourably, applications from WE Bridge Academy students.
Arts University Bournemouth
Birmingham City University
De Montfort University
Leicester Keele University
Kingston University London
Leeds Beckett University
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool John Moores University
London Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University London
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Northampton
University Centre Croydon
University for the Creative Arts
University of Central Lancashire
University of Derby
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
University of London (International)
University of Nottingham
University of Plymouth
University of Sunderland
University of the West of England
University of Westminster
University of Worcester
University of York
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology
National College of Ireland
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of Strathclyde
University of South Wales
La Trobe University
Southern Cross University
Swinburne University of Technology
University of Canberra
Thompson Rivers University
Unitec Institute of Technology
Eastern Connecticut State University
Humboldt State University
Southern Oregon University
The University of Vermont
University of Idaho
University of North Alabama