Business Foundation Access Course

The Business Foundation Course is a one-year course with a focus on business, which allows fast track access to UK universities.  Alongside Business, you will study Finance, ICT and Law.

The course was designed by Padworth in collaboration with a number of universities with whom Padworth has strong links, including Aston University, Royal Holloway and Oxford Brookes University.  The course complies with the academic expectations of these and other universities and as a result, students are accepted by these universities upon completion of the course.

Course Details and Entry Requirements

Course Start Dates and Duration

September (1 year programme)

English Requirement

Minimum CEFR Level B2 (IELTS 5.5), or equivalent level qualification.

Qualifications Requirement

5 GCSE passes at Grade 5 or equivalent.

Age Requirement

17-18 years on entry

The assessment of the Business Foundation Access Course is done internally at the end of each term.  The overall result is an average of the final coursework grade (40% weighting) and an average of the written examination (60% weighting), both of which are assessed by teachers and the Course Coordinator.