General Information

Course Code: PGS/L3/FD

Study Mode: On Campus | Online
Course Level: Foundation
Delivered by: Phoenix Graduate School London
Awarded by: OTHM
On Campus Fee: Contact PGS Admission
Distance Learning/Online Fee: Contact PGS Admission
Instalment Option Available: Yes
Scholarship Available: Yes
Duration: Full-time (6-12 Months)


The objective of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma for higher education studies is to provide learners with a foundation to serve as an entry route to UK and international university courses. It is designed to ensure that each learner is equipped with knowledge of study skills, mathematics, computing, society and culture, business, and accounting, thereby providing them with the knowledge and skills to adapt rapidly to change and progress with their learning.

The Level 3 Foundation Diploma is an alternative qualification for students who do not wish to invest their time and efforts in the traditional two-year Plus 2 or A-Levels or equivalent qualifications and for those who did not perform well in their Plus 2 or A-Levels.

We can also accept students who did not perform well in their 10th/GCSE/IGCSE examinations* and therefore have low chances of gaining admission for A-Levels or an equivalent qualification.

The Foundation Diploma provides learners with a foundation to serve as an entry route to UK and international undergraduate university courses or the undergraduate Level 4 or 5 with Phoenix Graduate School study programmes.

We guide and advise you on making university applications, including choosing the best university for you, checking the specific grades you need to achieve, and helping you submit a professionally acceptable application that secures your position in your desired undergraduate program.

The foundation Level 3 qualification is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education (10th grade), and wish to progress onto a degree at a wide range of universities in the UK and other countries or the Undergraduate Level 4 or 5 with Phoenix Graduate School.

The foundation qualification represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels or Plus 2.

  • Academic English and Study Skills.
  • Foundation Mathematics.
  • Foundation Computing.
  • Society and Culture.
  • Introduction to Business.
  • Foundation Accounting and Economics.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma qualification enables learner’s to enter directly into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), many universities acknowledge the abilities of learners after studying the Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies and consider them for direct entry into a range of their bachelor’s degree programs.