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For a comprehensive list of the courses available to our international students, please click on the qualification titles below:
International Foundation Programme
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is an Access to Higher Education Diploma for students (aged 18 and above) who would like to go on to study at a university or college. It is a nationally recognised qualification, fully awarded by Ascentis and accepted by most institutions for academic progression.
This course represents a step toward a higher education place at degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) level. The IFP is specifically designed to be challenging with emphasis on gaining qualifications while developing invaluable skills, knowledge and confidence.
Newcastle College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education College’s in the UK with over 18,000 students. Our international student population comprises of students from over 60 different countries and we are proud to be a Higher Education Institution (HEI) with a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence. Our students benefit from over 100 years UK teaching experience and outstanding facilities located within the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, a beautiful cosmopolitan city, located in the North East of England. We have also been awarded Beacon status in recognition of our excellent teaching and learning experience - one of only 19 Colleges to achieve such status.
Our IFP offers a range of pathways each designed so students can progress to a degree in their subject area of choice. It is vital you research your desired degree course and preferred institution fully, so you are sure the IFP pathway and modules meet the Entry Requirements of the degree you want to study.
Each student also completes a mandatory HE Study Skills unit covering learning methods and personal development.
Business Technology pathway
Business Technology Business + IT + SAMM (Statistics and Mathematical Methods) IELTS 5.0
Science and Engineering pathways
Science (Physics-Chemistry) Maths + Physics + Chemistry IELTS 5.5
Science (Biochemical) Biology + Chemistry + SAMM (Statistics and Mathematical Methods) IELTS 5.5
Humanities with Maths Sociology + SAMM (Statistics and Mathematical Methods) + English Language IELTS 5.0 Humanities (Law) English + History + Law IELTS 5.5
Allied Health Professions Biology + SAMM (Statistics and Mathematical Methods) + English Language IELTS 5.0
Nursing and Midwifery Biology + Psychology + Social Issues in Health Care IELTS 5.5
IFP course details
Start dates: September 2017 Course duration: 10 months
Campus locations: Rye Hill and Riverside Dene (city centre locations) Tuition Fee: UK £6,500
Management reports, presentations, case studies, peer assessment, work-based projects assignments and examinations.
Teaching is delivered via lectures, tutorials and independent learning. Students are encouraged to develop practical skills by undertaking challenging and rewarding projects and assignments.
Students will be assessed on their high school education qualifications using UK NARIC, their personal statement and English language ability.
The IFP (Access to Higher Education Diploma) is a well-recognised and respected qualification, accepted for entry by leading universities and colleges. Having gained these qualifications many students have gone on to study at the following universities also based in the north east of England: Newcastle University, Durham University, Northumbria University, Teesside University and the University of Sunderland. Outside of the region students have progressed to numerous prestigious institutions including: University of York, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, Plymouth University, City University London, Keele University, University of Leeds, Liverpool John Moores, Birmingham City University, Lancaster University, Royal Holloway University of London, Southampton University, Aberdeen University and University of Sheffield.
The course fee for this programme is £6,500. For full details of payment terms and conditions for international students.
How to apply
International students need to make a direct application to the International Office using the International Application Form (available to download from our website)
If you have any further queries regarding the IFP course or application process, please contact our International Office:
Newcastle College International Office
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 (0)191 226 6323
Fax: +44 (0)191 226 6293
Click here to download a copy of the International Foundation Programme course information.
Art, Design and Digital
Designed for those who want to progress to study at degree level, this is an advanced Level 3 course that carries UCAS points and will therefore allow you to progress to higher education at Newcastle College or go onto university.
We have the following course available:
Business and Management
We provide first-rate career-focused business and management courses, designed in conjunction with industry, ensuring that you benefit from a practical, approach to study.
Our comprehensive under-graduate and post-graduate degrees equip students with the core knowledge and skills needed to gain entry to leading educational institutions or to progress further in their chosen career.
Full-time postgraduate degrees
Find out more about our MBA courses.
We have established a reputation throughout the North East for providing computing courses, with excellent resources that allow us to offer you the best courses and teaching.
We offer a wide range of computer courses including software applications and mobile programming, computer forensics, games development, and network and security technologies.
Education and Teacher Training
Our School of Education has an excellent reputation for teacher training and professional development programmes. We are one of only ten Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training in the UK.
Engineering and Aerospace
We offer a wide range of engineering courses ranging from mechanical to electrical and the newly developed subsea engineering. Our Energy Academy provides higher-level skills training in the energy industries, including those in the rapidly developing renewable energies sector.
Our courses are designed in consultation with professional practitioners and industrial partners with the needs of industry in mind.
Hospitality, Beauty, Travel and Tourism
Get ahead of the competition and benefit from our exceptional links with industry, quality teaching and first-class facilities.
Our travel, aviation and hospitality courses include travel and tourism management, hospitality management, culinary arts and airline and airport management.
Our vocational qualifications give you the opportunity to gain work experience, so as well as studying a range of management subjects, you will learn advanced skills that employers demand.
Music, Production and Performing Arts
We offer a wide range of challenging and rewarding practical courses - from music, acting, dance and media, to technical production and events management.
Our tutors are industry professionals who have worked in the entertainment industry. As well as first-class teaching, our tutors provide excellent support, offering help and advice when you need it.
We have established a reputation throughout the North East for providing science courses, with excellent resources that allow us to offer you the best courses and teaching. Our science courses include biotechnology to develop your knowledge and understanding of the bioscience industry and analytical chemistry to develop your knowledge and understanding of the chemical industry.
Our career-focused degrees are designed in conjunction with employers – ensuring that you benefit from a practical, vocational approach to study.
Sport and Exercise
Our range of Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees offer practical work-related experience while you study, giving you the skills and knowledge required to enter employment or advance in your career.