BIBF International Foundations Programme achieves recognition from UK National Agency
The National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC), recently confirmed the comparability of BIBF’s International Foundations Programme to the GCE (General Certificate of Education) Advanced level and Scottish Advanced Higher standard.
The evaluation of BIBF’s Foundation Year took place in June 2014 to determine how it compares with qualifications in the UK education system.
“Working with UK NARIC means that we can ensure that our students are able to use the Foundation Year to enter universities in the UK, and we will be working this year to extend this option to the US, Australia and Canada as well,” stated BIBF Deputy Director Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh. “The relationships we are developing is a step in the right direction for BIBF to become the preferred partner for institutions and professional bodies wanting to build their presence in the Middle East,” he added.
The recognition means that students wishing to study in the UK but have not completed their A levels (or a comparable qualification such as the IB diploma) can now take the BIBF Foundation Year for entry into an undergraduate programme, provided they pass all modules and meet the desired universities’ academic requirements. Registration for the semester commencing on the 21st of September is still open.
BIBF is now also a Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) recognised institution, which means it can counsel and directly assist Foundation Year students when selecting and applying to a UK university.
A workshop aimed at providing interested members of the public (parents and students) with detailed information about the International Foundations Programme is set to take place on Tuesday, 9th September from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel. For further information, please visit the BIBF website.
For further information please contact:
BIBF Marketing & Communications Department:
Amani Al Buflasa