NCUK International Year One (IYOne) in Business
Fast-track to the second year of a university business degree.
The International Year One programme is an exciting and intensive full-time course that opens a new world of study options to international students.
IYOne is a first-year undergraduate equivalent programme that will give you the confidence, knowledge and core skills you will need to be successful at university. It will quickly improve your English language and academic study skills, while providing direct access into the second year of an undergraduate business degree course offered by NCUK Universities.
A popular benefit of International Year One is the small class sizes. Rather than sitting in big lecture halls with hundreds of other students, this provides much more focused learning from our expert tutors, where you can achieve your goals.
Why study an International Foundation Year?
There are lots of benefits to studying the IYOne course including: studying with mentors from across the business world, the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module that is accepted by UK universities, and it provides an alternative pathway if you did not meet the requirements of your preferred university.
- Business Economics
- Business Skills
- Financial Accounting
- Organisational Behaviour
- Management Accounting
- Management Themes & Case Studies
- Quantitative Methods for Business
- English for Academic Purposes
- Thinking into Character
You should have achieved at least an NCUK EAP ‘D’ grade or hold an acceptable equivalent alternative English language qualification.
You have achieved Grade ‘B’ in (I)GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. NCUK IFY Mathematics or NCUK International Foundation Year Half Mathematics Grade ‘D’ may also be used. For the Business Management route, (I)GCSE Grade C is sufficient.
You have obtained a minimum of 48 NCUK foundation points with a D in at least 2 subjects following study of the NCUK International Foundation Year programme.
OR obtained a minimum of grade ‘D’ in two relevant UK recognised ‘A’ levels.
OR met one of NCUK’s country-specific entry requirements, which can be found here.
You have completed a satisfactory entry interview designed to assess motivation, post-diploma study plans and preparedness for the programme.
If you are applying from outside of the published entry requirements, you may also be eligible for the qualification on a case-by-case basis.
How to Apply
Each of our courses have different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.
From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.
The NCUK International Year One programme will prepare you for onward study and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. After completing the course, you will go on to start the second year of an undergraduate degree course.
On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:
- Learn effectively and feel confident to go on to undergraduate courses in NCUK partner universities.
- Demonstrate specific subject knowledge including the ability to make sound judgements in accordance with the basic concepts and theories of business, at a level comparable to that of ‘home’ students at the time of entry to the second year of an appropriate degree courses.
- Employ a wide range of generic and specialised skills including the ability to present, evaluate and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data.
- Make effective use of a range of generic and subject specific study skills and information and communication technologies.
- Produce innovative and original work.
- Demonstrate their learning through a range of learning assessment methods.
At your NCUK university you will have access to top-level careers advice and guidance to help you focus on the right job for you and to stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive jobs market.
What our students say
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At the moment I haven’t had the chance to go to campus. Due to the pandemic, courses are online. Students engage in the lessons and share ideas and comments virtually, we already feel that we’ve met.
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My overall experience has been fantastic! I’ve made a great group of friends. My class size is small and we have a laugh with the tutors. The lessons are completely related to the job you want to do, and the course has made me rethink on what career I want because it leads you to many high paying jobs! I’ve learnt laws, legislation and skills that will benefit me in my career and its only my first year here! During the coronavirus, teaching has continued and tutors have been in regular contact to make sure I’m OK and to check if I need help. They’ve even worked out of hours to provide one to one support to get me through assignments! They’ve really gone above and beyond!
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I joined Regent college in 2018 to do a 4 year business management degree that included a foundation year. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The staff are very kind and helpful, the teachers are professional and the facilities are excellent. I could not ask for more.