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About the International Foundation Programme at Swan

This is a one year International preparation course providing a direct pathway to an IT Carlow degree programme.  International students will acquire the knowledge, skills and competence required to successfully participate and embark on a degree programme alongside their Irish counterparts.  This course will enable them to maximise their potential and make a successful transition to higher education.

Times and Location

September – June, full-time, based in Carlow or Dublin

Why Swan?

  • Course developed according to third level requirements
  • Pathway to many third level institutions in Ireland
  • Blend of traditional and tech approaches
  • Activity options available help you practise your English outside of the school
Course details and requirements
Minimum 4.5 IELTS entry levelThe aims of the Certificate in Preparation for Higher Education (International Foundation Programme) are;
1. to provide students with the language skills necessary to complete an undergraduate course of study through English
2. to provide an introduction to key discipline areas
3. to develop effective organisational skills, study skills and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in third level education
4. to promote an understanding and knowledge of Irish education, culture and society
5. to enable students to make choices regarding future career and study progression

Are you ready to improve your  English for Higher Education?