The Certificate in International Foundation Programme aims to provide students with post-secondary, broad-based foundation modules to prepare students for higher education. The programme aims to improve the student academic English, mathematics, critical thinking and study skills. There are two tracts; one for students preparing for higher learning in business related disciplines and the other preparing students for higher education in creative fields like arts and design

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The Certificate in International Foundation Programme offers foundation modules in English, maths, critical thinking, and study skills to prepare students for higher education. The program has two tracts: business-related and creative fields, such as arts and design. The curriculum consists of 12 modules, including core courses on English for Foundation Studies and University Life and Study Skills, as well as electives in business, arts, and design. The program aims to improve the academic abilities of students and prepare them for success in their future studies.

1.English for Foundation Studies 1 (Core)

2.English for Foundation Studies 2 (Core)

3.English for Foundation Studies 3 (Core)

4.University Life and Study Skills (Core)

5.Introduction to Commercial Studies (Core)

6.Developing Critical Thinkers (Core)

7.Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics (Business elective)

8.Principles of Economics (Business elective)

9.Essentials of Accounting (Business elective)

10.Introduction to Design (Arts and Design elective)

11.Introduction to Media and Communications (Arts and Design elective)

12.Introduction to Creative Writing (Arts and Design elective)

Academic Minimum Entry Requirement:

  • Singapore students must have GCE O Levels with a minimum of C6 for 1 subject and be at least 16 years of age at point of entry; OR
  • Mature candidates>=30 years old with 8 years' work experience; OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • International students with completion certificates for Year 10 from the respective home countries of the applicants. 9 year of formal education will be considered if it is equivalent to official completion of high school or secondary education in the country of origin. Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on case-by-case basis.


Language Requirements:

  • GCE ‘O’ Levels English (minimum C6 grade); OR
  • WPL Level 5(Average of Reading, listening, Speaking & Writing Scores); OR
  • IELTS 5.0 OR equivalent (Applicable to International Students); OR
  • Successfully pass the TVI English Admission Test".

Each level may be assessed by any combination of written assessment, projects and oral interviews.

The mode of delivery will be a combination of lectures, workshops, group discussions, individual activities, experiential learning with a 1:20 teacher and student ratio.

Full Course Fee*


*All prices are inclusive of 8% GST. GST are based on full course fees, before SSG funding.

Questions? Check the frequently asked questions below.

Our course consultant will advise you if you need to bring along a laptop. You also have the option to loan a laptop from us for the duration of the course. You may also want to bring along a jacket in case the room gets cold.

For online classes, do ensure you have a functional laptop and have Zoom installed prior to class.

You are required to have basic computer navigational skills such as opening and closing, dragging and dropping, copying and pasting of files.

In partnership with Fish4Talents, Training Vision Institute's subsidiary for career coaching and talent solutions provider, we will provide learners exclusive career coaching upon completion of modules.

Yes, we have funding available for self-sponsored (individuals) - up to 50% or 70% funding, and company-sponsored (SME or Non-SME). For more information, you may visit here.


You can sign up for this course through this link. Once you have registered for the course, our course consultant will follow up with you via email regarding your course registration.

Once you have registered for the course, you will receive a detailed step-by-step user guide on how to claim your SkillsFuture Credit. Our course consultant will be able to assist you if you require any help along the way.

If you are still unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please leave your contact details here. A course consultant will get in touch with you to recommend the appropriate course(s) based on your learning objectives.


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