The University Foundation Programme (UFP) Business & Finance Foundation Pathway is an intensive one year foundation course, which will prepare you for a wide range of Business or Finance bachelor degrees.
The UFP Business and Finance Foundation course will educate students in the practices of commerce. Students will learn the fundamentals of numeracy, communication and computer skills in the first term. Students will then begin to specialise in their subject area by picking their relevant modules in terms two and three.
The UFP London Campus is based in the City of London, one of the world’s leading centres for commerce and global finance. UFP students who study in London or Bath have unequalled opportunities on their doorstep and a strong UK degree in Business or Finance will equip students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in any organisation.
In the first term students complete the three minor modules. In terms 2 and 3, students choose three major modules from a selection of subjects.
Choose three of the following:
The Business & Finance foundation course is continually assessed, thus removing the pressure of an end of year examination. There will be mid-term examinations throughout the course and an end-of-term examination for each module. In addition, students are required to complete coursework. We offer a university approved syllabus which fully prepares students for their undergraduate studies. Our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their field. The exceptional standard of education allows students to make a smooth transition to undergraduate degree level.
Start in September or January
There are two start dates for our foundation courses – September and January.
Depending on when prospective students finish their senior school studies, they have the option of beginning their course sooner or slightly later. Both complete in time for a September start at university the following year.
Holidays vary depending on when students start the course.
Those starting the University Foundation Programme in September, will have a 3-week holiday over Christmas, and a 2-week holiday over Easter.
Those starting in January will have a 2-week holiday over Easter.
Our foundation course offers progression to almost all Business & Finance university degree courses including:
One of the unique aspects of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) Business & Finance Foundation Course is the very high level of individual support and advice that students receive. We have a proven track record of placing our students in top-ranking universities including:
Brunel University London
Queen Mary University of London
City, University of London
King’s College, London
Oxford Brookes University
Regent’s University, London
Royal Holloway, University of London
The University of Liverpool
The University of Nottingham
University of Manchester
University of Westminster, London
University of Southampton
University of York
University of Reading
If you don't have suitable qualification(s) please contact us directly to learn more. Please note that if English isn't your first language, you must take an IELTS exam and meet a minimum requirement of 5.5.
“I really appreciate the incredibly supportive atmosphere at the University Foundation Programme, especially during the UCAS application process. I’m glad I received this support while I was making such important decisions about my future.”
Anna, Business Management Student (University of Manchester)Student Life
Chen-Chan, Business Student (Lancaster University)Student Life
“Over the past year I have become extremely confident in my chosen subject areas and I feel completely prepared to study Business at university. I would whole-heartedly recommend this course as a one year alternative to A Levels.”
Josh, Business Student (University of Leeds)Student Life
Manel, Business & Finance Student (Brunel University)Student Life
The University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a department of David Game College. Established in 1974, David Game College has become one of the leading Independent Sixth Form Colleges in London for 13-22 year olds.Learn more