Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation StudiesInternational pre-university diplomas from the UK and Switzerland
Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Program is a popular pre-university degree in the world, recognized by most universities in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States. In some special cases, depending on academic achievement or individual standards of each university, after graduating from Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Program, students may be considered for exemption or reduction of some subjects in the 1st year of university.
The Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Program is designed specifically for applicants who want to enter the 1st year of a Bachelor’s degree at SIMI Switzerland. Unlike PUS’s Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies, the Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Program does not require students to specialize in Business Administration from the beginning. And with a Level 3 PreU degree, students can choose any major after joining in the university level.
General pre-university program Level 3 PreU includes 120 credits with 6 subjects including 3 compulsory and 3 optional courses. The program is implemented with the Hybrid Learning Model that combines online learning and review at review centers of PUS’s (PPP – Practice and Preparation Provider).
After graduation, students will receive 2 pre-university diplomas from The U.K and Switzerland. Student are able to directly transfer to the undergraduate program of SIMI Swiss or leading universities worldwide.
Students who are graduated Level 3 Diploma in Pre-University Foundation of PUS will be supported at least 50% of the tuition fee when enrolling full-time in the 1st year of university at SIMI Swiss.
Differences in accreditation and recognisation:
The Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Studies is a dual degree program, receiving two independent international pre-university degrees from the UK and Switzerland. The program is a collaboration between the UK national diploma examination system LRN and the Swiss SIMI University Institute. The institutions are accredited at both Institutional and Programmatic level.
SIMI Switzerland is an accredited institution by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, University and Colleges) at the highest level of Premier Institute and the program is accredited by OTHM, ATHE, Qualifi, LRN, National Qualifications Frameworks accredited by Ofqual.
OTHM is the UK’s national level- examination body and certification system, accredited and recognized by Ofqual UK.
Differences in tuition fee:
Discounted tuition fees – It is equal to only 15% of tuition fees in the UK and Switzerland.
Differences in support system:
The exclusive English language support system from PUS’s centers (PPP- Practice and Preparation Provider) help overcoming difficulties in the international learning process.
Differences in learning model:
- The extra-curricular program is designed to ensure that students can continue to study in Vietnam if they so choose, or study and work simultaneously without affecting their academic progress.
- 100% of lectures are delivered online and supplemented with practice at PPPs to increase productivity and reduces travel time.
Differences in diplomas: 2 separate diplomas from the UK and Switzerland
Upon graduation, students will obtain two international pre-university certificates:
- PUS Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies of Switzerland (accredited by ASIC)
- LRN Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Studies (accredited by Ofqual UK.Gov)
The Level 3 Diploma in Pre U Foundation Studies consists of 120 credits which include 6 courses with 600 GLH (Guided Learning Hours). Students complete 3 compulsory and 3 optional courses, depending on the PPPs (Practice and Preparation Providers) of PUS.
- Foundation Mathematics (20 credits)
- Foundation Computing (20 credits)
- Study Skills (20 credits)
Optional courses (choose 3 from the list below)*:
- Foundation Biology (20 credits)
- Foundation Chemistry (20 credits)
- Foundation Physics (20 credits)
- Further Mathematics (20 credits)
- Foundation Business and Management (20 credits)
- Foundation Economics (20 credits)
- Foundation Accounting (20 credits)
- Foundation Psychology (20 credits)
- Foundation Sociology (20 credits)
- Foundation Law (20 credits)
- Foundation Hospitality (20 credits)
- Foundation Government and Politics (20 credits)
Learning duration and education methods:
The curriculum is designed for a minimum of 12 months of study in Switzerland or follows the Hybrid Learning model paired with practice at approved PUS and SIMI Switzerland PPP – Practice and Preparation Providers.
MBA Institute is PUS’s official partner in Vietnam, which provides academic support and testing for the program.
Applicants need to meet the following requirements:
Applicants must be 16 years and above and acquire the following diplomas/certificates:
- PUS International General Certificate of Secondary Education (preferred)
- At least 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades A* – C
- Level 2/ First Diploma (in a relevant subject with merit or distinction)
- NVQ Level 2 or its equivalent
- O Level or its equivalent
- Vietnamese High School Diploma or its equivalent
English language requirements:
- English proficiency meets or exceeds CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B1 or its equivalent.
- In the absence of an English certificate, PreUniversity of Switzerland (PUS) and its exclusive partner in Vietnam (MBA Institute) will administer an internal English test to each candidate and evaluate their performance.
Note: PreUniversity of Switzerland (PUS) reserves the right to approve a student’s application based on the requirements of the accrediting body and the global acceptance standards of PUS and SIMI Switzerland.
PreUniversity of Switzerland is a member of the SIMI Swiss Institute, which is accredited both at institutional level by ASIC and at programmatic level by institutions accredited by Ofqual UK.
Because the program and degrees obtained are thoroughly recognized by reputable universities, graduates are confident in their ability to continue their study and can easily transfer to prestigious education systems.
Accreditation of LRN Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Studies
The LRN Level 3 Diploma In Pre U Foundation Studies is part of the UK’s national qualifications system, which is recognized for:
- A level
- access to higher education diploma
- advanced apprenticeship
- applied general
- AS level
- international Baccalaureate diploma
- level 3 national certificate
- level 3 national diploma
- level 3 NVQ
- music grades 6, 7 and 8
- tech level (T Level)
The LRN Level 3 Diploma in Pre-University Foundation Studies is accredited by Ofqual UK and contains an accreditation code: No. 603/0046/2
Accreditation of PUS International General Certificate for Secondary Education Switzerland
PreUniversity of Switzerland (PUS) is the pre-university system of the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI Swiss). SIMI Swiss is an institute providing undergraduate and postgraduate education with accreditation from ASIC UK at institutional level (the highest level of accreditation – Premier Institute) accreditation for each stage of the program under the UK national education system as well as a number of other accreditations.
Please refer to page “Accreditation and Recognition” for more information about SIMI Swiss Accreditation and Recognition.
The Level 3 Diploma Pre U Foundation Studies of PUS is a dual degree program. Students are able to obtain 2 separate pre-university diplomas in foundation studies with full accreditation and recognition from the UK and Switzerland.
- Level 3 Diploma Pre U Foundation Studies (accredited by Ofqual UK.Gov) issued by LRN
- International General Certificate for Secondary Education (accredited by ASIC) issued by PUS.
The LRN Level 3 Diploma Pre U Foundation Studies
The LRN Level 3 Diploma in Pre U Foundation Studies is a qualification under the UK’s national qualifications system that is not only recognized by the UK government but also globally.
The LRN Level 3 Diploma Pre U Foundation Studies, level and number of credits:
- Level 3 according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and level 4 according to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
- Number of credits: 120
The following table details the levels, durations, accreditation codes, and criteria for the LRN Level 3 Foundation Studies Diploma:
|Mô tả chương trình|
|Mã kiểm định Ofqual||603/0046/2|
|Khung năng lực Level UK||RQF|
|Thời gian đào tạo tối thiểu||12 Tháng|
|Tổng số tín chỉ (Credits)||120 Credits|
|Tổng thời gian học tập||1200 Hours|
|Tổng thời gian học có người hướng dẫn||600 Hours|
|Ngôn ngữ đào tạo||Tiếng Anh|
|Đơn vị đào tạo||Do Level UK kiểm định và cấp phép|
|Đơn vị khảo thí||PreUniversity of Switzerland|
|Đơn vị cấp bằng||LRN Vương Quốc Anh|
The equivalent recognition of the LRN Level 3 Diploma Pre U Foundation Studies with diploma systems and levels of other education systems around the world:
|Level||Khung năng lực||Bằng cấp tương ứng|
|3||Level UK (RQF)||A level
access to higher education diploma
international Baccalaureate diploma
level 3 diploma
level 3 ESOL
level 3 national certificate
level 3 national diploma
level 3 NVQ
music grades 6, 7 and 8
|6||Level tại Scotland (SCQF)||Higher, Awards, Skills for Work Higher
Modern Apprenticeship Foundation Apprenticeship SVQ
|N/A||Đào tạo Đại học Anh Quốc (FHEQ)||N/A|
|4||Level Châu Âu (EQF)||Level 4 Vocational Qualifications
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
|4||Level Châu Úc (AQF)||Certificate IV|
|5||Level Châu Phi (ACQF)||National Certificates
(Further Education and Training)
|3||Level ASEAN (ARQF)||National Certificates|
The Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies from PUS of Switzerland
In addition to the Level 3 Diploma in Pre U Foundation Studies under the UK National Qualifications Framework (accredited by Ofqual UK.Gov), students also gain a Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (with the highest accreditation level by ASIC) from PreUniversity of Switzerland.
After completing the Level 3 Diploma in Pre U Foundation Studies with a dual degree, students can continue their education in the 1st year of university at SIMI Swiss or at the majority of the universities in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and North America.
The following table shows the progression after completion of the program:
|Level||Khung năng lực||Bằng cấp tương ứng|
|4||Level UK (RQF)||higher apprenticeship
higher national certificate (HNC)
level 4 diploma
level 4 NVQ
|7||Level tại Scotland (SCQF)||Advanced Higher
Higher National Certificates
Certificate of Higher Education
Professional Development Awards
|Năm 1 Đại học hệ 3 năm||Đào tạo Đại học Anh Quốc (FHEQ)||Xác nhận năm 1 Đại học
Certificate of higher education (CertHE)
|5||Level Châu Âu (EQF)||Level 4 Vocational Qualifications
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
|5||Level Châu Úc (AQF)||Diploma|
|5||Level Châu Phi (ACQF)||Higher Certificates
(Higher Education and Training)
|4||Level ASEAN (ARQF)||Level 4 Vocational Qualifications
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
|4||Bậc Quốc gia Việt Nam (VQF)||Bằng Trung cấp|
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