Certificate in Foundation Studies

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Title of Course

Certificate in Foundation Studies

Overview

The Certificate in Foundation Studies is a broad-based foundation programme which provides adequate and key study skills for potential students to sufficiently to meet their entry criteria for Coleman College Diploma programmes. The course is taught at ‘O’ level standard and it will be suitable for candidates who do not currently hold the appropriate level or hold a traditional entry qualification to embark on their learning journey into higher education.

Objective

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Acquire language skills necessary for verbal and written communicative purposes
  • Acquire skills needed for writing and reading for academic purposes
  • Apply mathematical concepts for daily application
  • Interpret mathematical data for academic purposes
  • Have an overview of microeconomics: the impact of price, demand and supply on the economy
  • Have an overview of macroeconomics: the effects of government policies and international trade on the economy

Course Structure

Course Outline

The course consists of the following 6 modules:

No Modules Unit
1 English for Communication 6 Modules X 10 units = 60 units
2 English for Academic Purpose
3 Mathematics for Application
4 Mathematics for Data Interpretation
5 Introduction to Microeconomics
6 Introduction to Macroeconomics


1. English for Communication

Module Summary

In this module, students will acquire appropriate grammar and useful vocabulary for communicative language purposes. Students will cultivate reading and listening skills from selected materials. Students will develop abilities to articulate their thoughts in writing and speaking through discussions and presentations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appropriate grammar for reading, writing and speaking
  • Useful vocabulary for communicative language use
  • Reading fiction and non-fictional passages
  • Scanning for information
  • Ability in taking notes for effective learning
  • Writing formal and informal letters
  • Technical skills for presentations
  • Soft skills for presentations


2. English for Academic Purpose

Module Summary

Students will acquire inference and language skills needed for reading, writing and speaking for academic purposes. Students will learn to construct reports and develop arguments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appropriate grammar for reading, writing and speaking
  • Useful vocabulary for language use in Academic English
  • Applying inference skills for reading and writing
  • Introduction to reading and writing argumentative essays
  • Introduction to reading and writing reports


3. Mathematics for Application

Module Summary

Students will learn and understand mathematical concepts in a variety of daily contexts. Students will develop confidence and analytical skills to solve mathematical problems in real-world context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding mathematical concepts like calculus, algebra, geometry and measurement
  • Developing analytical skills to solve mathematical problems
  • Developing confidence in solving math in real world context


4. Mathematics for Data Interpretation

Module Summary

Students will learn to read and analyse data and information. Students will be taught to apply appropriate techniques of analysis and interpret mathematical results.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding mathematical concepts like rate, ratio and %, proportion, statistics and probability
  • Developing analytical skills to solve mathematical problems
  • Developing confidence in solving math in real world context


5. Introduction to Microeconomics

Module Summary

Students will learn microeconomic theories and the decision makers involved. The module covers the role of market demand and supply in allocating resources and the impact of price. Students will also be introduced to different market structures and economic systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding microeconomics and the decision makers involved
  • Role of Markets
  • Demand and Supply
  • Effects of price on demand and supply
  • Market structure and Market Economic Systems


6. Introduction to Macroeconomics

Module Summary

Students will learn macroeconomic concepts and understand the role of the government. The module covers the effects of government policies and factors affecting the economic growth in a country. Students will also be exposed to international trade and globalisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding macroeconomics and the decision makers involved
  • Use of Fiscal and Monetary Policies
  • Effects of Inflation and deflation
  • Impact of employment and unemployment
  • International trade and globalisation

Scope of Study

Broad-based foundation programme for Coleman diploma courses

Delivery Mode

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion

Commencement Dates / Intakes

This course is not opening for applications at the moment.
Please contact us for more information at +65 6336 0929, or send an e-mail to us at info@colemancollege.edu.sg.

Course Duration

The course duration is 6 months.

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 24 months.

Class Period

3 days x 2 hours per week

Course Fees

This course is not opening for applications at the moment.
Please contact us for more information at +65 6336 0929, or send an e-mail to us at info@colemancollege.edu.sg.

Assessments

  • Written examinations
  • Assignments
  • Project

Assessment Methods

Modules Module Components Class Participation
Assignments Examination
English 1 50% 40% 10%
English 2 50% 40% 10%
Fundamentals of Mathematics 1 50% 40%                             10%
Fundamentals of Mathematics 2 50% 40% 10%
Introduction to Microeconomics 50% 40% 10%
Introduction to Macroeconomics 50% 40% 10%

Assessment Grading Criteria

Grade Marks GPA Points
A 80 and above 4
B 70 to 79 3
C 60 to 69 2
D 50 to 59 1
F 0 to 49 0

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months from examination date

Qualification Award

Certificate in Foundation Studies awarded by Coleman College

Graduation Requirements

Pass all required assignments and examination for all modules.

Teacher Qualifications

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers in Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to “Our Teachers List” in the website for more details.

Maximum Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity.

Progression Pathway

Graduates of this course may apply for Coleman Diploma programmes.

Entry Requirements

Age: Minimum 16 years of age and above
Academic: GCE ‘N’ level with pass in English or; NITEC or equivalent foreign qualification.
English Proficiency: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

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