On completion of this programme, the student will be able to …
- Apply a broad range of knowledge in specific subject areas, with an emphasis on the English language, within the student’s chosen pathway:
- Business and Social Science Pathway: English for Academic Purposes; Intercultural Studies and Communications; Mathematics, Information Systems, Business Studies, Global Politics, and Introduction to Social Sciences.
- Engineering and Science Pathway: English for Academic Purposes; Intercultural Studies and Communications; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
- Apply concepts, techniques and models enabling recognition of proficiency in the English language, intercultural diversity, and the requirements of future studies at the undergraduate level.
- Apply concepts, techniques, and models to subjects within the chosen pathways developing further depth and understanding.
- Apply concepts, techniques and practices enabling recognition of proficiency in the English language to CEFRL B2+ level.
- Present opinions on Irish/European educational culture facilitating and supporting their studies on an Irish programme of higher education.
- Compare and contrast educational differences between the Irish educational system and that of their own country, how these differences impact their future studies and develop plans to overcome problems as they arise.
- Apply tools of self-analysis identifying personal competencies and weaknesses and develop plans to overcome those weaknesses in pursuit of successfully studying through a foreign language.
- Create study plans assisting in the successful completion of the respective programme of study.
- Identify and apply a broad range of specialized skills and tools for the collection, interpretation and/or presentation of data across a broad range of subject areas within the student’s chosen pathway.
- Apply concepts, techniques, and theories to identify, interpret and evaluate information to make reasoned judgements and develop and choose from a range of strategies in the students' chosen pathway and subject-related disciplines.
- Act in a range of programme-specific contexts, to identify and apply skills and knowledge to a range of cultural issues including an awareness of academic, professional, and scientific related disciplines associated with living and studying in Ireland.
- Choose from a variety of experiences to successfully complete tasks by taking initiative and responsibility for one’s own learning, individually or within a group, within the context of an academic programme.
- Reflect on one’s own learning and the acceptance and use of guidance to develop their future learning skills and competence to cope with and participate in a programme of higher education.
- Evaluate personal beliefs, values, morals, and ethics within the context of an educational programme and formulate responses and strategies based on reflection and feedback.
This is a 120 FET credit qualification which equates to approximately 60 ECTS with classes taught in person by experienced teachers. The qualification is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) as a Level 5 National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Certificate in International Foundation Studies award. To obtain the qualification award, students must study and pass all modules taken where a Pass grade is 50%. To progress to their target undergraduate degree, students must have passed the programme, but additional grade requirements may be necessary to progress to certain university qualifications for example medical, engineering and accounting degrees. These will be explained by UniHaven staff to students before they enrol on the programme and will be detailed in the Conditional Offer Letter that they will receive at enrolment.
See the calendar of teaching and exams for 2023 – 2024 here
UniHaven College complies with section 65 (5) of the Irish Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 with respect to the requirement to provide protection to students who study on the programme should the programme cease to be taught before it has been completed for whatever reason. UniHaven Limited has approval to offer students learner protection insurance. Learner Protection insurance is only in place when each student receives their Insurance Policy. Each learner should ensure that they receive a Learner Protection Insurance Policy in their name. Learner Protection insurance is provided by Arachas and underwritten by Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC. Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC, trading as Aviva, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. The learner protection policy provides for a refund of fees as specified in the 2012 Act. In some circumstances, it may be possible for a learner to transfer to a similar programme in another provider. In such circumstances, the learner may opt to receive the cost of an alternative similar academic programme. Transfer to another programme is always only a second option. The learner protection insurance policy is governed by s.65(4)(b) of the 2012 Act.
An individual student protection insurance policy will be set up on students’ behalf that the student will pay for at enrolment when paying tuition and other mandatory fees. This insurance policy will finance the UniHaven College’s commitment to refund to enrolled students, or to the person who paid the fees on their behalf, the monies most recently paid in respect of the programme for:
• Tuition fees.
• Registration fees.
• Student protection fees.
• Medical insurance fees.
• Examination fees.
• Progression Fees.
• Administration fees to include fees for programme books, online resources, online study platforms and so on.
This insurance policy will provide sufficient funds to refund the sums relevant to the fee payment types listed above. UniHaven College will have a policy schedule outlining the extent of cover for its students as relevant to the number of students studying at any given time. When Ireland’s new International Education Mark (IEM) has been introduced UniHaven College will participate in the new central IEM fund that QQI will oversee as part of its future IEM obligations.