Online Foundation Year Program

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Online Foundation Year Program

Online Foundation Year Program

£4000    * The Tuition fees is £3500. The registration fees is £500.

About this course

Redefine Your Future with Our Online Foundation Year Program At London Online College (LOC), we’re not merely purveyors of information; we’re architects of transformation. We firmly believe in the profound impact education can have on individuals, businesses, and communities. Our meticulously crafted one-year online Foundation Year course in International Business Entrepreneurship is meticulously designed to furnish you with a global mindset and digital acumen, priming you for the dynamic landscape of tomorrow’s business world.

Why Enroll at LOC?

Premier Education: Acquire a globally esteemed qualification from a renowned UK institution, amplifying your employability and endowing you with a competitive edge in today’s job market. Value-Driven Affordability: Our online degree programs are priced accessibly, ensuring a top-tier education is within reach without the hefty expenses associated with traditional university settings, such as commuting, accommodation, or textbooks. Tailored Flexibility: Our online learning framework empowers you to chart your educational journey at your own pace and on your terms, catering to the needs of working professionals and individuals juggling multiple commitments. Reach: Accessible to students across Africa with internet connectivity, our online degree platform breaks down geographical barriers, offering opportunities to those unable to pursue education through conventional means. Language Enrichment: Delivered in English, our online curriculum serves as a conduit for enhancing language proficiency, bolstering prospects for success in international career spheres. Career-Centric Approach: Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to furnish you with practical skills and insights tailored to your chosen career trajectory. Comprehensive Support: Our dedicated academic and technical support teams stand ready to provide assistance, ensuring your academic journey is smooth and successful. Cultural Sensitivity: We take pride in fostering a culturally inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, incorporating perspectives from various African cultures and histories. Multifaceted Community: Interact with a diverse cohort of students hailing from different corners of Africa, facilitating a rich, multicultural learning experience that mirrors global workplaces. Engaging Learning Spaces: Immerse yourself in interactive virtual classrooms, collaborative projects, and vibrant discussions, fostering an enriched learning journey. Celebratory Milestones: Upon completing your studies, partake in a graduation ceremony that honors your achievements, offering a sense of fulfillment and recognition. Global Networking: Forge connections with a global network of peers and alumni, opening doors to potential collaborations, career opportunities, and further studies. Career Guidance: Avail yourself of our comprehensive career services, equipping you with the tools and insights needed to translate your degree into a thriving career. Cutting-Edge Content: Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements with continuously updated course materials, ensuring your knowledge remains relevant and robust. Boundary-Free Learning: With just an internet connection, access our online degree programs from anywhere, transcending geographical confines and empowering you to earn a degree from the comfort of your homeland.

The International Business Entrepreneurship Foundation Year spans two semesters, each comprising 15 weeks of intensive learning. Within each semester, students will engage in dedicated periods of teaching, revision, directed learning, and assessment. Enrolment options are available for both September (Semester 1) and March (Semester 2) intakes. Please be advised that all module details pertain to the 2023/4 academic year, and are subject to validation and potential amendments. The modules outlined below serve as a guide, based on information available at the time of publication. However, it’s important to note that module availability may vary based on teaching resources, student interest, and class size limitations.

Semester 1: Developing Business and Academic Skills for Success: This module focuses on equipping students with essential skills necessary for both academic excellence and professional success. Topics covered may include academic writing, critical thinking, time management, and effective communication. Accounting and Personal Finance: Students will delve into the fundamentals of accounting and personal finance, gaining an understanding of basic financial concepts, budgeting, financial statements, and financial decision-making processes. Introduction to Marketing Skills: This module provides an introduction to key marketing concepts and techniques essential for understanding consumer behavior, market research, branding, and promotional strategies. Introduction to Global Business: Students will explore the intricacies of the global business landscape, including international trade, globalization, cultural considerations, and the impact of political and economic factors on business operations. Semester 2: Developing Business Value through Products or Services: This module delves into the process of creating value for businesses through the development and delivery of products or services. Topics may include product/service innovation, market analysis, pricing strategies, and customer satisfaction. English for Academic Purposes: Designed to enhance students’ English language proficiency, this module focuses on academic writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary expansion, and oral communication skills relevant to academic settings. Foundation Practice Project: Engaging in a practical project allows students to apply theoretical knowledge gained throughout the program. This hands-on experience provides valuable insights into real-world business scenarios and fosters problem-solving and teamwork skills. Business Maths and Decision Making: This module introduces students to essential mathematical concepts and their applications in business decision-making processes. Topics covered may include statistical analysis, financial mathematics, and quantitative methods for decision making. Please note that the modules listed above are indicative and may be subject to adjustments based on validation, student demand, and teaching availability.

In our program, each module is structured as a 15-credit course, demanding approximately 150 hours of student commitment. To facilitate your learning journey, we employ a diverse range of teaching methods tailored to accommodate different learning styles and preferences. These methods include lectures, tutorials, small group seminars, virtual learning environment activities, and guided private studies. At LOC, we prioritize the application of theoretical knowledge to real-world business challenges. To achieve this, we integrate guest lectures from industry professionals and incorporate real industry-sponsored business problems into our assessments. This approach ensures that the material taught remains relevant and applicable to the dynamic business landscape. Typically, you can expect to engage with one video lecture and participate in one online tutorial per week for each module. These sessions provide opportunities for direct interaction with our experienced teaching staff, fostering a supportive learning environment. Throughout the program, your progress will be continually monitored through various forms of formative assessment and feedback mechanisms. These assessments are designed to assist you in advancing your studies and nurturing your ongoing development, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching learning experience.

Our Foundation Year program diverges from traditional degree courses by offering a departure from conventional exams and dissertations. You won’t find yourself spending summers at home buried in dissertation work or cramming for exams. Instead, our assessments are meticulously designed to immerse you in real-world scenarios, ensuring that the skills you acquire are directly transferable to your professional endeavors post-graduation. Throughout your course modules, you’ll encounter a diverse array of assessment methods, each crafted to facilitate practical application of your learning. These may include individual reports, case study analyses, group presentations, and personal independent assignments, tailored in consultation with your course module leader.

Emphasizing personal discovery, digital technology, and the practical application of theory in real-world business settings, our assessments foster innovative thinking and management practice. We encourage you to embrace innovation in completing your assignments. Whether it’s crafting videos, infographics, consultancy reports, campaigns, posters, conducting interviews, or engaging in debate sessions, the possibilities are limitless. This approach not only cultivates skills essential for success in the real world but also makes the learning process fun and engaging, allowing you to showcase your knowledge and development effectively.

Our student body boasts a diverse age range, encompassing individuals who have recently completed A-levels (or equivalent) to more seasoned, mature students. At our institution, we firmly believe that age should never hinder one’s pursuit of knowledge, and as such, we wholeheartedly welcome applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of age.

For non-native English speakers, we have established undergraduate English language standards to ensure academic success and seamless integration into our learning community. If English is not your primary language and your proficiency falls below our minimum requirements of IELTS 6.0, we encourage you to explore our Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes. Here are the English language proficiency standards we accept:

  • IELTS: An overall score of 6.0 with no individual component scoring below 5.5.
  • PTE Academic: An overall score of 58, with each individual component achieving a minimum score of 51.
  • TOEFL IBT: An overall score of 80. Please note that TOEFL scores are not accepted from applicants requiring a Student Visa, as this qualification is no longer recognized by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI).
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: A grade of C/4 or above. For IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement detailing component grades.
  • International Baccalaureate: A grade of 4 or above in English at Higher or Standard Level.
We believe that proficiency in English is crucial for academic excellence and effective communication within our global community. Thus, we encourage prospective students to fulfill the necessary language requirements to maximize their educational experience at our institution.


Our course begins with the first step for generating great user experiences: understanding what people do, think, say, and feel. In this module, you’ll learn how to keep an open mind while learning.

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