Foundation Years

If you haven’t met the entry requirements for your chosen course or have changed your mind about the subject you want to study, our Foundation Years can provide you with a pathway to higher education.

If you successfully complete a foundation year with us, you will be guaranteed a place on a CU Scarborough degree course. Our full-time study page details all the progression routes we offer.

Alternatively you could progress on to a degree course at CU Coventry, CU LondonCoventry University or another institution, subject to meeting their entry requirements.


2019/20 entry

Start a course between September 2019 and June 2020.

2020/21 entry

Start a course between September 2020 and June 2021.


Learning model

CU Scarborough offers a range of exciting courses taught in a unique way, tailored to the needs of our learners. You will receive 18 hours of teaching each week alongside a 2 hour tutorial. You’ll attend morning or afternoon sessions every weekday, Monday - Friday. Classes will be in groups of approximately 15-30 students and taught by academics and leading professionals. 

Studying on a full-time basis requires you to study 4 blocks per year. Students only study one module per block over the course of 6 weeks. During the block, students will be required to complete 2 or 3 assignments, meaning there are no end of year exams.

Entry points

At CU Scarborough we offer entry points onto our Foundation and Undergraduate throughout the academic year making higher education more accessible to everyone. Courses can be started at the beginning of any block so you don’t need to wait for September to beginning studying with us. 

We typically offer students the opportunity to start in:

  • September
  • November
  • January
  • February/March
  • April
  • June