International Foundation Year - Nursing 2021/22 entry

Course code:

CUCIFY (various - see overview section)

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University (Coventry)

Starting:

January 2022
May 2022

Fees:

Overview

This course has been designed to introduce international students from different educational and language backgrounds to life and study at UK universities. It aims to give you a deep understanding of academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your degree studies.

As well as providing a thorough academic orientation and induction, on successful completion, it also supports you to develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of your destination degree programme. This solid foundation aims to enable you to ‘hit the ground running’ on your degree, help you take a critical approach, reflect on your learning, organise your studies and be an independent learner.

You can study this course via the following pathways: 

  • CUCIFY19 (IELTS 5.5)
  • CUCIFY20 (IELTS 6.0)
  • CUCIFY21 (IELTS 6.5)

On successful completion of the International Foundation Year (Nursing), you will be eligible to progress onto the following Coventry University degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

Coventry University

Progression onto these degrees is not guaranteed and requires achievement of a specific score(s) in your International Foundation Year, as outlined below, as well as a successful interview.

Course Degree Entry Criteria required upon completion of the International Foundation Year (Nursing)
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
60% Pass in all Modules

Course information

The International Foundation Year (Nursing) consists of six modules – three academic language and skills modules and three subject-specialist modules. Depending on your SELT score, you could have the opportunity to join the course at the second or third language and skills module, subject to meeting the minimum requirements.

 

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Introduction to Academic Language and Skills

    This module aims to introduce you to life and study at UK universities. It explores some of the key academic language and skills needed for successful study and reviews teaching methods and ways to communicate with the wider university, including asking for help. It also introduces research, reporting and presentation skills, and key study skills for managing successful study.

  • Developing your Academic Language and Skills

    This module aims to provide an in-depth exploration of academic language and skills. This includes strategies for approaching academic assignments, structuring academic writing and presentations, developing a reasoned argument, incorporating supporting evidence, summarising and proofreading. It will also explore different types of assessment tasks used in universities.

  • Success in Academic Language and Skill

    This module aims to review and refine your academic skills and language. You will analyse examples of academic work to identify successful approaches and strategies, deepen reading and listening skills for gathering information, and explore different ways of organising arguments and incorporating source material appropriately. You will also have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and an appropriate academic style and review key information about your destination degree course.

  • Skills for Health and Social Care

    The module aims to create a culture of careful learning and self-reflection, where you’ll be encouraged to recognise the strengths and weaknesses and take ownership of your development. We’ll introduce you to a range of skills that will aid you throughout the programme and further study, such as time management, cultural awareness, resource management and interpersonal skills.

    You will also gain highly-regarded employment skills such as digital proficiency in Microsoft Office, team management, communication, planning skills and more, alongside lectures on ethics, health and safety and technical skills, so that you receive thorough, full-circle training.

  • Working in the Health and Social Care Sector

    This introduction begins with exploring health and social care services, roles and responsibilities of people working in this sector. You’ll understand the key influences that affect the provision and delivery of these services in UK contemporary society.

    This module also explores the role of multi-agency/disciplinary working, using real-life situations to highlight the strengths and limitations of partnership working. A key part of working in health and social care is being able to assess the holistic needs of a service user and plan for their care using the care planning cycle. We will also cover concepts such as personalisation, empowerment, the Care Value Base, effective communication, equality and diversity, legislation, safeguarding and ethics.

  • Life Processes for Healthcare

    This module provides you with knowledge of the life processes in the body. In this exciting module, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake practical activities that require you to take measurements of the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system and body temperature using non-invasive techniques.

    You’ll even investigate normal responses to routine variations in body functioning. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of service users, types of illness and disease is developed by exploring some of the more common disorders, their causes, symptoms and effects. You’ll investigate factors influencing changes in patterns of health and disease in a community and how the prevention of ill health can reduce the occurrence of disease. You’ll also explore approaches and models used to achieve positive health in individuals.

  • Study and employability skills

    If you do not need to complete all three English modules because of your English language score, there will be an additional module:

    This module aims to give you a deeper understanding of and an opportunity to develop and practice key skills that support successful university study, and you can transfer to the workplace. You will explore skills and approaches including teamwork and collaboration, communication, information gathering, analytical and problem-solving, what it means to be ‘professional’, taking a global perspective and intercultural awareness. You will produce a portfolio of work during the module and present reflections and findings to your peers and other university group stakeholders.

In more detail...

This International Foundation Year will be delivered by CU, part of the Coventry University Group, for and on behalf of Coventry University. You will be taught using various approaches, which may include lessons and individual and group tutorials. You will also have self-study materials to follow outside of the classroom.

Each one of the modules requires the equivalent of between 225 and 300 study hours. They run over a six-week period and are taught consecutively, with a combination of assessments in each six-week block.

You will receive approximately 18 hours of teaching contact hours per week. This will be a combination of lectures (which may take place in person on-campus or live online). There will also be regular small group or individual tutorials. The remaining study hours required for the module will be self-guided.*

The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

*We set out the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters/blocks and years of study and may vary due to module selection (if applicable). In addition to the contact hours detailed, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

You will be assessed on the first three academic language and skills modules of the International Foundation Year through a combination of continuous, formative and final assessments. Formative assessments will be delivered at the end of module one and two, and there will be continuous assessment of your performance and output throughout each module.

The modules will be assessed as follows:

  • 50% Coursework (Assessment methods vary and include class and course work performance, oral presentations and individual and group tasks)
  • 50% Phase Tests (these tests for all three academic language and skills modules will follow the end of your final Academic Language and Skills module)

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and will be given a score, and your final feedback will refer to each outcome and provide an overall score.

For your subject-specialist modules the learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

The final assessments at the end of your final subject- specialist modules are assessed in the following ways:

Course Breakdown (approximate):

  • 60% Coursework

(Assessment methods vary and may include practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block)

  • 40% Phase Tests

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion of your modules, including the subject-specific modules, you will have had the opportunity to:

  • Understand approaches to learning in UK universities and expectations in your chosen subject area.
  • Write an extended piece of academic writing that requires elements of research and follows standard academic conventions
  • Express facts, information and ideas with effective grammatical accuracy and accuracy, using an appropriate range of academic and subject specific vocabulary
  • Communicate effectively in everyday situations within the University environment and more generally in English-speaking contexts
  • Deliver a well-structured presentation on an academic topic
  • Participate in seminar discussions on academic topics
  • Access academic texts in order to select relevant information
  • Differentiate between different academic genres of writing
  • Comprehend extended academic listening texts and record relevant information
  • Access online materials and demonstrate increased digital literacy
  • Organise academic study and manage your time
  • Reflect on learning
  • Understand, engage with and critically evaluate knowledge relating to global issues
  • Apply your knowledge and language skills to a realistic learning opportunity and assessment, at an appropriate academic level.

On successful completion of the International Foundation Year (Nursing), you will be eligible to progress onto the following Coventry University degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

Coventry University

Additional Degree Entry Criteria

Progression onto some degrees requires achievement of a specific score(s) in your International Foundation Year, as outlined below.

Course Degree Entry Criteria required upon completion of the International Foundation Year (Nursing)
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
65% Pass in all Modules
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy IELTS 7.0 no component less than 6.5
60% Pass in all Modules

The subject-specific modules and the academic language and skills modules are all non-credit bearing. A progression meeting is held at the end of your modules to determine whether you can progress to the degree course.

Entry Requirements

Applications for the Adult Nursing course from international students are accepted from applicants who have completed the International Foundation Year – Nursing course as it is designed to enable international students to develop the skills required to be successful on an Adult Nursing degree. Places are limited on the Adult Nursing degree and progression from the International Foundation Year – Nursing course is not guaranteed. In addition to passing the course with a minimum of 65% in all modules and an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with no component lower than 6.5, you are also required to have a successful interview.

Please see the list of entry requirements by country. If your country is not represented, please contact us at generalenquiries.io@coventry.ac.uk for more information.

Country Entry Requirements - International Foundation Year
Angola Completion of Secondary School Certificate (Grade 12) with pass grades
Albania Completion of high school education with Certificate of Maturity with pass grades
Armenia Certificate of Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat) with pass grades
Azerbaijan Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with pass grades
Bahrain Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with pass grades
Bangladesh Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate with pass grades
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate with pass grades
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio with grade 6 average
Brunei Darussalam Brunei Cambridge O-level with pass grades
Cameroon Baccalaureat or Certificat de Probation with pass grades in relevant subjects
China Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 3 with 60% average
Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 2 with 70% average
Gambia West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with pass grades
Georgia Certificate of Secondary Education with pass grades
Ghana West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with pass grades
Hong Kong Successful completion of Form 5 with pass grades in relevant subjects OR HKDSE with passes in 3 relevant subjects
India Completion of Year X with average 65% Completion of Year XI with average 50% Completion of Year XII with average 40%
Indonesia SMU 2 with an average of 7.0
SMU 3 with an average of 6.5
Iran Islamic Republic of Successful completion of High School Diploma with pass grades
Japan Upper Secondary School Year 2 with GPA 2.5
Upper Secondary School Year 3 with GPA 2.0
Jordan Tawjihiya/General Secondary School Certificate with pass grades
Kazakhstan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Attaestat) with pass grades
Kenya East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/KCSE with pass grades
Kuwait Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with pass grades
Lebanon Lebanese Baccalaureate or French Baccalaureate with pass grades
Libya Secondary Education Certificate
Macao iGCSE/O-levels/ Completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with average grades
Malaysia SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) (or forecast) with average grades/UEC with pass grades
Myanmar High School Matriculation with pass grades in relevant subjects
Nigeria West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with pass grades
Oman Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with pass grades
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate with pass grades
Qatar Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/Senior Schooling Certificate with pass grades
Russian Federation Certificate of Secondary Education with good grades in relevant subjects
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with pass grades
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge O-level/iGCSE with pass grades
Republic of Korea Senior High School 2 with average 4th grade in relevant subjects/Senior High School 3 with average 6th grade
in relevant subjects/School Leaving Certificate with average 60%
Sri Lanka O-levels with average grades
Taiwan Senior High School Year 2 with 60% average/Senior High School Year 3 with 55% average
Thailand Mathayom (MAW) 5 with GPA 2.5
Mathayom (MAW) 6 with GPA 2.0
Turkey Successful completion of Devlet Lise Birtme Diplomasi OR High School Year 3 with pass grades
United Arab Emirates Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with pass grades OR Technical Diploma: min. 60%
Uzbekistan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with pass grades
Vietnam Completion of Year 12 with an average Grade 5.0
Completion of Year 11 with an average Grade 7.0
Zambia Zambia School Certificate with pass grades
Zimbabwe ZIMSEC O-level – 5 passes A–C inc. English and Maths

Tuition Fees

Starts

Fee


January 2022

£16,000 (per year)


May 2022

£16,000 (per year)


Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees, which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated based on what it costs to teach each course, and we aim for total financial transparency.

Fees breakdown:

Course Code Fee
International Foundation Nursing (IELTS 5.5) CUCIFY19 £16,000
International Foundation Nursing (IELTS 6.0) CUCIFY20 £16,000
International Foundation Nursing (IELTS 6.5) CUCIFY21 £16,000

Career prospects

If you successfully pass the International Foundation Year (Nursing) you will be guaranteed a place on a relevant degree course at Coventry University (listed in the Overview section), subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

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