NCUK University Access Programme (UAP) in Business

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partnership with The Northern Consortium of UK

NCUK is a global network, made up of over 45 leading universities dedicated to providing international students guaranteed access to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The consortium expands across five continents with study centres in multiple countries.

An NCUK preparatory (foundation) pathway is designed for international students who are looking to fast-track their level 3 studies (A-levels or I.B). You will gain quality-assured, globally recognised qualifications in as little as 7 months in your chosen modules with innovative assessment methods and a guaranteed progression place on an undergraduate course at a top UK university.


The University Access Programme (UAP) in Business is a one year, pre-university programme that provides direct entry for international students into the first year of a business-related degree course. It is a full-time, in-person programme that is delivered in partnership with NCUK. It will help you develop your subject knowledge, English language and academic study skills, while ensuring you are at a level that is suitable to successfully take on an undergraduate degree.

The UAP can be the perfect route for international students that do not meet the entry requirements for a Foundation Year.


It provides guaranteed access to many university degree options and students can gain a qualification equivalent to A-Levels and International Baccalaureate in nine months instead of two years.

You will study in smaller, more focused class sizes and will benefit from not only an expert faculty of academic teachers but also mentors from the world of business who are committed to ensuring you receive the best education.

Student counselling support will also be available to help you make the right choice when going on to apply for a university degree.


UAP provides international students with the kind of quality access to university education that they otherwise may not be able to get. Studying this course cultivates a commitment to good practice in academic work, while providing you with the necessary skills to become an independent, self-motivated student. It also provides practical experience of different methods that may be used to develop and assess your learning as you go.


  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Project
  • Mathematics
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Thinking into Character


Students who would like to enrol onto the University Access Programme are expected to have successfully completed 12 years of school education to a defined level and have an English language level of at least IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.


During the course, you will be made aware of the transferable nature of skills and behaviours that they are developing throughout your studies. Teachers will highlight real-world applications for knowledge and understanding gained through the qualification wherever relevant.

Projects and investigations in many modules will be based on useful, real data and examples. Students will also be encouraged to seek relevant work experience opportunities in their local environment and to prepare their curriculum vitae.


The UAP is assessed through 100% coursework for the Business Project and 100% written exam for other modules. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and Formative Assessment.


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