business foundation

If you’re passionate about business, this could be the course for you

It will broaden your business knowledge whilst developing your academic skills providing you with a platform to pursue a business-related degree.  
The course will help you to understand the nature and purpose of business while introducing key topics such as understanding markets and customers, financial performance, leadership and decision making and human resources. Our Business Foundation course is made up of 4 core subjects which are Business, Economics, International Relations and Maths. These are combined with English lessons and a weekly session with a personal tutor who will support and guide throughout your time at St Andrew’s College. Our classes are small and we have experienced teachers who are able to provide you with the individual attention you need to be successful.  

Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for undergraduate courses at university such as Marketing., Business Management and Accountancy and Finance. 

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These are the entry requirements for the Business Foundation Course

  SEPTEMBER START JANUARY START
COURSE LEVEL RQF LEVEL 3 RQF LEVEL 3
AGE AT START OF COURSE 16.5 17
ENGLISH LEVEL IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5


The course will help you to understand the nature and purpose of business while introducing key topics such as understanding markets and customers, financial performance, leadership and decision making and human resources. Our Business Foundation course is made up of 4 core subjects which are Business, Economics, International Relations and Maths. These are combined with English lessons and a weekly session with a personal tutor who will support and guide throughout your time at St Andrew’s College. Our classes are small and we have experienced teachers who are able to provide you with the individual attention you need to be successful. 
Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for undergraduate courses at university such as Marketing, Business Management and Accountancy and Finance.


Here is some key information about our Business Foundation Course.

BUSINESS September Start January Start
Minimum Age 16.5 17
Course Length 3 terms 2 terms*
Start Dates 2nd September 2019 6th January 2020
English Language Requirement IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5
Hours of study per week 23 >30
Location Cambridge Cambridge
Tuition Fees per Term £6350 £6350
Accommodation Options Residential or Homestay Homestay

You will study the following subjects

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • International Relations
  • PSHE
  • English (IELTS or EAP)
  • UCAS/Tutorials

Read the full Business Foundation Course Syllabus here.

These are some of the universities and courses that our recent graduates chose.

University of Exeter
BSc (Hons) Economics
King’s College, London
BA (Hons) International Relations
University of York
BSc (Hons) Accounting, Business, Finance and Management
Durham University
BA (Hons) Marketing and Management
Lancaster University
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Loughborough University
BA (Hons) International Business



To apply for a course, go to our APPLY page. You can choose to apply online or download our application forms and scan them to us. Please ensure you read the instructions on the page so you complete the correct forms.