University Foundation Programme
The University Foundation Programme – UFP – is a full-time course, lasting one academic year, which offers students an alternative qualification for entry to UK university degree courses. UFP is equivalent to GCE A-Levels and International Baccalaureate – IB.
WHO IS UFP FOR?
UFP is designed for students who wish to enter a British university and do not wish to risk taking GCE A -Levels. UFP students must have finished high school. UFP offers such students a faster route into British universities than A-Levels (which normally take two years), while at the same time broadening their knowledge, developing their study skills, and providing them with a sound academic base for degree-level education.
However, we do accept students with good GCSE grades or students who have attempted A-Levels but did not achieve the grades required to enter the university course of their choice.
We also recommend UFP to students who have stopped at Certificate level or the International Baccalaureate – IB.
UFP is offered by the GALAXY in Abuja. Option for students who want to study in both London andBath is also available.
UFP is independent of any particular university, therefore UFP students are free to apply to any university of their choice.
Students who successfully complete UFP are guaranteed a place at top UK universities.
UFP offers an exceptional standard of education; consequently UFP students can easily make the transition to degree-level education.
ADVANTAGES OF UFP
- Offer your course right here in Abuja, Nigeria.
- Costs less when compared to London.
- Same curriculum and standard as in UK.
- You will be more mature before moving to the UK.
- Same certificate as in London.
- On successful completion students’ Offer letters are received and sent to them.
- Parents can monitor their children closely.
- Takes one academic year, instead of the two years required for A-Levels.
- Continuous assessment through term-by-term tests, instead of end-of-year examination pressure as with A-Levels.
- Start September or January to enter university the following September.
- Development of research and practical skills relevant to many degree courses.
UFP has two start dates per year:
- September to June
- January to August
The UFP academic year is designed to enable students commence their university degree the following September.
Students study 6 modules in total, which are spread over the duration of the course in order to provide an even workload.
3 Minor Modules in pre-determined subjects
3 Major Modules relevant to the student’s future degree programme. Students choose which three major modules they wish to study.
Pure Math and Statistics are studied in both Core and Intermediate levels based on Science and Arts courses respectively.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
Students learn to use word processing programmes, spreadsheets and databases.
Students develop study skills (such as effective reading methods and essay-writing) and oral communication skills (such as public speaking and group discussion).
3 modules are compulsory for all students, and are studied during phase 1. The subjects have been identified as providing a fundamental background to any academic work at university level. The courses in Mathematics and IT equip the students with essential skills in numeracy and computing, while the Communication Skills/IELTS course prepares the students for the demands of a degree course by building their skills in research, report writing and presentation.
Students will also write the IELTS exam in this module.
PHASES 2 & 3
Students choose 3 major modules, which are relevant to their intended degree courses.