Pre degree Foundation Programme

About this programme

In our Pre-degree Foundation Programme you will develop theoretical understanding of, and practical skills in, English language and comprehension, numeracy and the use of computers and technology. You will also learn how to study, conduct research and be a successful student. Over and above this, you will be introduced to the social sciences as an important multi-disciplinary field of study. The core subjects are Student Skills, Academic English, Introduction to Mathematics, Development Studies and an Introduction to Computer Skills. You will also choose two school-specific elective modules from a range of introductory topics including Commerce (Economics), IT, Science, Graphic Design and Psychology.

Much of the success of this foundation programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and 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 Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Durbanville, East London, Midrand, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
  • Entry Requirement NSC, 17 PI points for non-BSc programme stream; 24 PI points and a NSC with Mathematics for BSc programme; 40% for English; 30% for Mathematics or Maths Literacy
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Study Duration 1 year
  • Start Date February and July
  • Accreditation Not accredited, 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