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Online educational programs are a great way to sharpen your skills and build your knowledge base, without having to worry about the inconveniences of traditional classroom education. A variety of courses may be offered via the World Wide Web, allowing students around the world to learn on their own time. Many students wonder, just what is an online foundation year? This type of program is designed… Read more

Online educational programs are a great way to sharpen your skills and build your knowledge base, without having to worry about the inconveniences of traditional classroom education. A variety of courses may be offered via the World Wide Web, allowing students around the world to learn on their own time.

Many students wonder, just what is an online foundation year? This type of program is designed to give students a solid base for their future higher education experiences. In most cases, this is an introductory program designed to help students prepare for the rigors of higher education, as well as to provide them with essential knowledge they will be able to build upon later on. Foundation years may be offered in a variety of different disciplines, including design, media, or entrepreneurship.

Among the many benefits of an online foundation year are an increased amount of preparation for higher education, as well as a greater level of comfort with advanced courses. A foundation year can also help students sharpen academic skills such as research, communication, and analytical thinking.

The cost of one of these programs will depend on a number of different interacting factors. Be sure that you reach out to the institution you’re considering if you want to the most accurate and up-to-date financial information.

An online foundation year program can prepare students for a variety of different careers. Generally these programs are meant to help students get ready for advanced academic programs, which may lead them to become researchers, teachers, or professors. However, a foundation year can also be used to help someone who is currently working to build their skill set and qualifications. The possibilities are almost endless.

If you want to take an online foundation year, we can help. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Schellhammer Business School
Marbella, Spain

The Online University Foundation programme is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or practical management experience in order to enhance their job pr ... +

The Online University Foundation programme is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or practical management experience in order to enhance their job prospects. Upon completion, students receive a Level 3 Diploma. Students can then apply for admission onto a full on-campus Undergraduate Degree Bachelor’s degree programme from Schellhammer Business School or UK universities. Alternatively, students can continue their on-line studies up to Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete an Undergraduate Top-Up degree on-campus. Both options are available at Schellhammer Business School or UK universities. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Online
 
University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online, United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be ... +

The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be studied over 9 months, or 6 months as an accelerated version, and will offer you a basic introduction to key principles of law while boosting your skills in the English language and maths. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Online
 
Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This foundation degree is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them at work. Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or ... +

This foundation degree is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them at work. Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or develop software solutions, there’s a study route for you. The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them and you’ll open up a variety of careers and opportunities. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 

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Academy of Music & Sound Online
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Music & Sound is developed to mirror the modern music industry allowing students to gain the skills to be an independent multi-skilled m ... +

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Music & Sound is developed to mirror the modern music industry allowing students to gain the skills to be an independent multi-skilled music practitioner, fluent with various forms of multi-media. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
The University of Law Business School Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

The Online International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understa ... +

The Online International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Online
 
University of London - LSE
Holborn, United Kingdom +1 More

Considering a different career path or advanced study in a new discipline? If you already hold an undergraduate degree, you may qualify for graduate entry to the Online Underg ... +

Considering a different career path or advanced study in a new discipline? If you already hold an undergraduate degree, you may qualify for graduate entry to the Online Undergraduate Programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences from the University of London. All programmes are designed by leading academics from the internationally ranked London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – ranked #2 globally for Social Sciences and Management (2021 QS World University Rankings) – meaning you’ll benefit from an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to learning. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
Online
 
Italian Academy
Syracuse, Italy

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, crea ... +

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, create their personal portfolio and to learn the Italian language from beginner to advanced level. The ideal pathway to enrolment into Italian universities or fine arts and design schools. The program is fully recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and also grants direct admission (with no entry test) to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy. The Foundation Year is an internationally recognized program awarding Italian Ministry of Education academic credits and granting direct admission to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy, and preparing for admission to any university and design school in Italy. -
Foundation Year Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English, Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden’s BA (Hons) Business & Computing degree is available to study with a fully integrated, supportive foundation year. The foundation year equips you with academic skill ... +

Arden’s BA (Hons) Business & Computing degree is available to study with a fully integrated, supportive foundation year. The foundation year equips you with academic skills to succeed on your full undergraduate degree in business and computing, including basic numeracy and research skills, as well as IT and business topics. In this computing course, you’ll study computer technology, information systems and the business environment, which apply to a range of sectors. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 12 years
English
Jul 2022
Online
 
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

A Foundation Year acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and 1st level Italian University courses (Bachelor) entry requirements or as a means to fill a gap in th ... +

A Foundation Year acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and 1st level Italian University courses (Bachelor) entry requirements or as a means to fill a gap in the educational background of an international student coming from a country where the higher education system requires a shorter period of education than that provided by the «Bologna Process» implemented in the European Union. -
Foundation Year Foundation Year
Full-time
English
20 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Paris College of Art
Paris, France

Foundation, the first year of our four-year degree program, is built on the philosophy that there are fundamental approaches, skills, and knowledge to be learned that are comm ... +

Foundation, the first year of our four-year degree program, is built on the philosophy that there are fundamental approaches, skills, and knowledge to be learned that are common to all creative disciplines. We encourage students to have a cross-disciplinary foundation attitude: to take risks, suspend disbelief and generally be open to new experiences and ways of looking at the world. Foundation Online: Pathway to Paris offers the opportunity to students to live the Foundation experience remotely. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
United International Business Schools
Zürich, Switzerland +8 More

This optional online Pre-Master Foundation Program allows students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor's degree or equivalent to earn up to an additional 30 credits in ... +

This optional online Pre-Master Foundation Program allows students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor's degree or equivalent to earn up to an additional 30 credits in leveling courses in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
English
Online
 
Online College of Art & Design

This Online Foundation Diploma in Fine Art will reveal who and what you are! If you want to know then study this practical highly expressive course. If you are provocative, in ... +

This Online Foundation Diploma in Fine Art will reveal who and what you are! If you want to know then study this practical highly expressive course. If you are provocative, intensely passionate, endlessly creative, unconventional if you have something to say then do this course. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This flexible qualification enables you to develop lifelong learning skills that will open doors to further study and career development. You can choose from a wide variety of ... +

This flexible qualification enables you to develop lifelong learning skills that will open doors to further study and career development. You can choose from a wide variety of fascinating modules in any subjects you like, depending on your interests and career aspirations – including work-related modules to help you in your current role and enhance your future employability. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 
Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The value of counselling to improve wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. From everyday worries to serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and de ... +

The value of counselling to improve wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. From everyday worries to serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, counsellors and psychotherapists are helping us cope. This foundation degree, developed in partnership with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), will prepare you to become a professional counsellor – equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Online
 
Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This foundation degree combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace. Boost your career if you’re working in an engineering-related job at a technical level. Build ... +

This foundation degree combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace. Boost your career if you’re working in an engineering-related job at a technical level. Build on your existing skills and experience to support your professional development plans. You’ll apply the study of engineering fundamentals to the solution of real-life problems. Topics include design, electronics, energy, manufacturing, materials, mechanics and structural analysis. It also develops your maths skills, which are key to the successful study of engineering. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Online