International Foundation in Business

Progression to the 1st year at De Montfort University

International Foundation in Business
Progression to the 1st year at De Montfort University

This course offers a foundation in the study skills and the pre-requisite knowledge in Business required to excel on a university degree course. You will learn to write business assignments, understand a range of workplace documents, develop skills and strategies for reading complex texts on business as well as improving your communication skills for discussions in different business conctexts.

What is special about this course?

The course is designed to provide you with variety progression routes to the first year of an undergradute degree at De Montfort University.

Studying at BSMI, you will also benefit from:

  • Direct entry into the first year at De Montfort University.
  • 3 academic intakes per year, which are January/February – May/June – September/October.
  • Individualized personal and academic care.
  • Frequent tutorials.
  • Guaranteed entry into De Montfort University upon successful completion of your course at BSMI.
  • Daily 3 hours of Academic English tuition is included.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed a Level 2 Diploma or British GCSE equivalents in a related discipline. This course is suitable for grade 11 graduates. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component. Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable. Students must be a minimum of 16 years old for this programme.


This qualification provides students with an understanding of the essential skills required in a business environment. The course covers the skills required in a business environment. It gives students an understanding of business culture and responsibilities, as well as the ability to successfully communicate and work with others. Students will be required to complete the following units to acquire a diploma in Level 3 in Business Skills.

  • Business culture and responsibilities
  • Delivering customer service in a business
  • Solve problems in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Contribute to running a project
  • Innovation in a business environment
  • Manage and improve own performance in a business environment


Assessment will be provided at the end of each module and may take slightly different forms depending on the content of each individual module. The course also includes 3 hours of mandatory academic language tuition, weekly assessments, testing of course content, regular tutorials to assess your progress and opportunities to discuss students’ progression.

Course Details
Start Date
24 weeks
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Progression Routes

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Programme TitlePoint of ExitProgramme TitlePoint of Entry

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business

Successful completion of programme with a minimum grade of 50%.

  • BA(Hons) Business Administration and Management
  • BA(Hons) Business and Management
  • BA(Hons) Business Management and Human Resources Management
  • BA(Hons) Human Resource Management
  • BA(Hons) Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • BA(Hons) Business and Marketing
  • BA(Hons) International Business
  • BA(Hons) International Marketing and Business
  • BA(Hons) Business and Marketing
  • BA(Hons) Business and Globalisation
  • BSc(Hons) Global Leadership and Management
  • BA(Hons) Business Management and Law

Level 4(Year 1)

Programme Objectives

Learn comprehensive knowledge and key practices in preparation for a degree in Business

Develop relevant communication and presentation skills required for further education

Improve your study and writing skills to excel at a higher education level

Graduate with a National Vocational Qualification to progress to an undergraduate degree

What Our Students Are Saying

I’ve been at this school for 6 months and enjoyed every day that I spent here. I would like to thank my teacher and a good friend Paul, the best selling manager Annabel and the funniest IT guy Jose. It’s been one of the most important periods of my life and I’ve gained an incredible experience here. Also thanks to all the students that I met here, especially Italians.

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