Business & Finance

Part of the David Game Group

LILA* College marries the expertise of London’s David Game College in order to deliver an outstanding level of education for students enrolled on our University Foundation Programme.

Course Overview

Having established the fundamental skills of numeracy, communication and computer skills in the first phase of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) Business & Finance Foundation Pathway, students will then begin to specialise in their subject area by picking three relevant modules in phases two and three. Students can then begin to focus on their specialist subject areas by picking relevant modules in terms two and three. The major modules cover challenging subjects which constitute excellent preparation for competitive degree courses.

Our UFP Business & Finance Foundation Pathway leaves students with an in-depth knowledge of the subjects which are most important to qualify for entry into the top UK university business and finance degree courses. Our students gain a strong academic foundation along with the advanced skills to help them excel in their university studies.

Course Modules

In the first phase of the one-year pathway, students complete the three minor modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Communications Skills/IELTS

In phases 2 and 3 students study three major modules:

  • Business Organisations
  • Accounting
  • Economics

If students elect to follow the January start intensive pathway, they will study both Phase 1 and Phase 2 at the same time between January and Easter. They will then study Phase 3 alone between Easter and June.

Teaching and Assessment

The UFP Business & Finance Foundation Pathway is continually assessed, thus removing the pressure of an end of year examination. There will be mid-term examinations throughout the course and an end-of-term examination for each module. In addition, students are required to complete coursework. We offer a university-approved syllabus which fully prepares students for their undergraduate studies. Our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their field. The exceptional standard of education allows students to make a smooth transition to undergraduate degree-level study.

Entry Requirements

We require all applicants to hold 5 passes at UK GCSE or IGCSE (or international equivalent) at Grades C/4 or better. Two of these must be in Mathematics and English. If a student holds a recent IELTS pass with an overall result of 5.5 or above with no individual modules scoring lower than 5, this can be taken in lieu of a GCSE in English.

Application process


Complete our Application form and Medical and SEN declaration form, and send it to us with a copy of your passport and certificates/transcripts of your academic results.


If you meet the entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview so we can learn more about you, your goals, and your potential, and you can meet us and learn more about studying at LILA* College.

Welcome to the family!

We’ll offer you a place or let you know why your application was unsuccessful within two working days. Once you’ve accepted the offer and paid your deposit, we’ll start the visa sponsorship process (if applicable) and get ready to welcome you!

Other University Foundation Programmes available…

When studying your University Foundation Programme with LILA* College, you can choose from the following foundation pathways detailed below depending on popularity and student volume: