University Foundation Year Diploma
- University Pathway Programme -
Number 1 for price in Ireland.
Why Study the FYD
at Birchwater Education
Recognised by more than 60 Universities. See list here
Fully accredited and recognised
Complete immersion in an English language environment. Improve your chances for success
How does the FYD Course prepare students?
Increase your IELTS Score and gain the fluency you will need to be successful in University
Get ahead by choosing a stream related to your preferred course at University.
Build key study skills to manage university life in an effect manner
Understand the culture in which you intend to study and build the confidence needed to integrate in an overseas environment.
Advanced English Language Skills
This module enables a student to put into practice the language acquired and develop this into an advanced user of English. Students will make extensive use of the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing, as well as extending knowledge of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary.
Study and communication skills
This module equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. Students learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.
Developing English Language Skills
This module develops English language skills to be able to communicate effectively beyond simple everyday contexts. It aims to improve all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and enables a student to acquire a broad range of knowledge which can be used to confidently and effectively communicate in English
English for academic purposes
This module develops understanding and use of the key linguistic skills necessary to engage effectively in an academic environment where English is being taught.
This module enables students to gain awareness and increased understanding of other cultures. Students learn about various features of a foreign country and its culture, with a particular focus on student life and studying abroad.
This module builds upon existing knowledge in the areas of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines.
A further 2 electives are available from a choice of 3 study streams
Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Accounting and Economics
Choose a University
Over 60 universities located in Ireland, the UK, the US and Australia recognise and accept applications from this course at Birchwater Education including the following Universities...
What Courses Can I study in University after I complete this programme?
A large number of college/institute/university courses are open to students that enrol in the Foundation Diploma programme including
Computing, information Systems, Computer Games Development, Software Engineering
Multimedia computing, Web & Mobile Application Technology
Accounting & Management, Business Administration, Marketing, Accountancy & finance, Economics, HR Management
Tourism and hospitality Management
Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Not Included in Course Fee
Course Registration : €25.
Course Books : Varies with option chosen
Exam Registration : €50
Dublin Airport Pickup (optional): €50