English Language Foundation Programme

About this programme

Together with Pearson English, we have developed an interactive and rewarding programme, which will greatly enhance your learning success and your ability to participate in lectures, research, tutorials, presentations, group projects and assessments in your degree studies. The core modules are based on a diagnostic placement assessment, and include four levels of English as well as Student Skills. Depending on your English module progression you can then choose one or more school-specific preparation modules to prepare you for your degree from a range of introductory topics including Development Studies, Commerce, IT, Mathematics, Science and Psychology.

Much of the success of our English Language Foundation Programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and our facilities such as campus resource centres and computer labs. Within this supportive environment, you will also start developing essential skills for life as a student and for the world of work. You will learn how to analyse and solve real problems, apply logic, be innovative, work in teams and communicate effectively.




Course summary

  • Location Midrand Campus
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Start Date February or July. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester).
  • Entry Requirement (NSC); 17 points for non-BSc streams; 24 points, an NSC with Mathematics for BSc streams; 30% for Mathematics or Maths Literacy; Internationall accepted English Language assessment, relevant CEFR for languages (at levels B1 or higher)
  • Study Duration 1 year
  • Accreditation Not accredited but access to PI programmes offered at NQF level 5


  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700
  • info.pihe@pearson.com