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International Year One Plus starting July and August 2020

An International Year One (IYO) Plus is similar to the conventional International Year One, but with a few key differences. It’s a great choice if you’ve completed year 11 or 12 at high school, and want your course to lead straight into the 2nd year of your chosen bachelor’s degree in September 2021.

The International Year One Plus is currently available in Business, leading to the 2nd year of a related degree at a number of excellent UK universities.

Why choose the International Year One Plus?

Available to students from year 11

so an ideal path to university from high school

Progress directly to year 2 of your degree

in September 2021

Comprehensive programme of study

designed for international students

Guaranteed progression to your degree

when you pass at the required level with good attendance

The International Year One Plus begins in July and August 2020, and will finish in time for you to progress to the 2nd year of a degree in September 2021. You will start your course online (find out more about digital learning), but can transfer to face-to-face learning from September, or even complete your whole course online (subject to continued approval by UKVI).

When you successfully complete your International Year One Plus, at the required level and with good attendance, you’re guaranteed entry to your chosen bachelor’s degree.

The course covers 4 terms of study. The first 2 terms are designed to give you a solid base of English language ability, subject knowledge and study skills. The second 2 terms will cover the same material as a standard 2-term IYO, which is equivalent to the 1st year of a university degree.

Your course modules

  • IYO Plus in Business: terms 1 and 2

    No matter where you are studying, your first 2 terms will cover the same modules. You will take 2 core modules, which are designed to give you a strong academic foundation:

    • English for Academic Purposes
    • Extended Project


    You will also take a number of elective modules that will help you gain a better understanding of key topics and subject areas. You’ll study 3 of the following 4 modules, depending on your university degree:

    • Business Organisation and Management*
    • Contemporary Global Issues
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Logic and Critical Thinking

    * At the time of publication, this module was subject to approval for the IYO Plus at Nottingham Trent International College

  • IYO Plus in Business: terms 3 and 4

    In the 3rd and 4th terms of your International Year One Plus, you’ll take additional modules that will further prepare you for university study, and act as the 1st year of your degree.

    The modules you take will vary depending on which college you are studying at, which university you want to progress to and your chosen degree. They may cover topics such as Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing and more. The link below contains more information.

International Year One Plus entry requirements

To study the International Year One Plus, you need a UKVI IELTS score of 5.5, with no less than 4.5 in any skill, or accepted equivalent. You also need to have completed high school year 11 or your regional equivalent.

Because you’ll start the International Year One Plus online, you won’t need a visa, and we can accept alternatives to UKVI IELTS as proof of your English language level. In addition, we understand that you might face delays getting your final high school transcripts, so you can apply with the latest documents you have as part of our flexible admissions policy.

Where is the International Year One Plus available?

You can study an International Year One Plus at one of 6 colleges, progressing to a degree at one of 7 universities. Find out more about each of the universities at which you can study below.

How much does the IYO Plus cost?

The International Year One Plus tuition fees are between £18,940 and £23,240, depending on where you study and which university you will be progressing to. See the table below for more information.

Apply to the IYO Plus

If you’re interested in fast-tracking your way to year 2 of a bachelor’s degree, and starting this summer, submit an application and we’ll be in touch! If you have any questions, you can always contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Download the course flyer and summary sheet

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