(Aviation and Aerospace Pathway)
NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies is an alternative qualification to the traditional Advanced Levels. International Foundation studies is becoming popular among students who are inclined towards a more practical approach to higher education preparation. Students will have the additional advantage of qualifying to pursue higher education programmes related to Aviation, Aerospace and Engineering within a period of one year as opposed to taking two years for Advanced Level studies. At GGS, we have direct progression agreement for our International Foundation Diploma with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students can progress to the US or Singapore Campuses of this prestigious university. They also have the option of earning higher education credits almost equivalent to the first year of degree studies while pursuing their International Foundation Diploma at GGS through the innovative Dual Enrollment Program of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Foundation programme emphasises the development of sound academic writing and research skills including in relation to foundation mathematics while enabling students to develop subject-specific knowledge and skills pertaining to teaching careers. This qualification with the Aviation and Aerospace pathway will enable students to prepare in a thorough fashion for careers in Aviation, Aerospace and Engineering while fostering an international outlook.
Duration of The Programme and Intakes
There will be two intakes every year: January and September
The Units (Modules) Offered
Candidates are expected to have successfully completed secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects including C passes for English Language and Mathematics at OLs/IGCSEs.
Academic Progression Opportunities
Upon successful completion of your studies with Gateway Graduate School (GGS), you will have the opportunity to progress onto various undergraduate programmes offered at both US and Singapore campuses of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Credits earned through the Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment Program, which can be pursued in parallel to your International Foundation Diploma studies, will enable you to gain exemptions worth almost one year of your undergraduate degree studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
In addition to the tie-ups such as the above organised by GGS, students will also be able to progress for degree studies at a large number of universities across the world, including in countries such as UK, USA, Australia, Canada and Ireland, through the progression arrangements made by NCC Education (http://www.nccedu.com/become-a-student/university-progression/).
The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies (Engineering Pathway) is an accredited qualification on its own. Students who successfully complete the programme can use it to enhance their professional portfolio and ensure that they present it as an additional qualification to their potential employers in Sri Lanka and abroad.
The Gateway organisation is well-connected with the industry and we have provided internship opportunities to our students in the past at leading firms. We can support you to undertake a short internship with one of the leading companies in Sri Lanka as an extension of your International Foundation Diploma studies. This provision will support you in developing your employment prospects when you go abroad for further studies.
It must be noted that internships cannot be guaranteed as they are always competitive. The final decision on the selection of interns will be taken by the employers. As such, students are encouraged to be proactive in seeking and obtaining their own placement and show flexibility with their target companies. If you choose to undertake an internship you will be provided with an internship tutor. These members of staff are there to provide support and guidance if you are thinking about this option.
The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world for higher education studies.