International Foundation Diploma in Aviation & Aerospace

Gateway Graduate School

Description of Course


  • NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies is an alternative qualification to the traditional Advanced Levels. International Foundation studies is becoming popular among students who are inclined towards a more practical approach to higher education preparation. Students will have the additional advantage of qualifying to pursue higher education programmes related to Aviation, Aerospace and Engineering within a period of one year as opposed to taking two years for Advanced Level studies. At GGS, we have direct progression agreement for our International Foundation Diploma with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students can progress to the US or Singapore Campuses of this prestigious university. They also have the option of earning higher education credits almost equivalent to the first year of degree studies while pursuing their International Foundation Diploma at GGS through the innovative Dual Enrollment Program of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • The Foundation programme emphasises the development of sound academic writing and research skills including in relation to foundation mathematics while enabling students to develop subject-specific knowledge and skills pertaining to teaching careers. This qualification with the Aviation and Aerospace pathway will enable st


    Entry Requirements


    • Candidates are expected to have successfully completed secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects including C passes for English Language and Mathematics at OLs/IGCSEs.


    Course Content


    1. Developing English Language Skills

    30 Credits

    This broad unit focuses on developing the basic skills of students in the aspects of speaking, comprehending, writing and listening of the English language.

    2. English for Academic Purposes

    10 Credits

    This unit prepares students for the academic English skills required for higher education studies in terms reading strategies, academic vocabulary, structuring written work for academic purposes and listening strategies.

    3. Advanced English Language Skills

    20 Credits

    Through this unit students will be able to advance their English language skills in terms of the following: Speaking and presenting to different audiences as per contextual requirements; comprehending general and unfamiliar texts; writing structured, factual, descriptive and explanatory texts, utilising complex linguistic structures and vocabulary; and applying a range of listening strategies in order to understand lengthy predictable discussions, factual presentations and more abstract conversations.

    4. Study and Communication Skills

    20 Credits

    This unit provides students the opportunity to hone their study and communication skills in terms of the following: Taking effective notes from a variety of sources; working out the meaning of unfamiliar content; understanding common steps in producing academic work; producing academic work by utilising a clear drafting process; and appreciating different styles of learning.

    5. Culture Studies

    10 Credits

    This unit will enable students to explore cultural issues in the light of preparation for higher education studies in an international context.

    6. Foundation Mathematics

    10 Credits

    Through this unit students will be able to develop foundational skills in mathematics in terms of performing a range of algebraic calculations, solving a range of basic equations, presenting data in graphical forms, understanding the fundamentals of differential calculus, understanding the fundamentals of integral calculus, understanding measures of dispersion and understanding the fundamentals of probability.

    7. Further Mathematics

    10 Credits

    This unit focuses on enabling students to develop knowledge and skills of advanced mathematics as required by universities around the world for Engineering education at undergraduate level.

    8. Physics

    10 Credits

    Through this unit students will be able to develop an overall understanding of the principles of physics as required by universities around the world for Engineering education at undergraduate level.

Basic Info

  • : 1 Year
  • : N/A
  • : pending
  • : Full time
  • : Diploma
  • : January / September
  • : English

Branch Info.

  • :Gateway Graduate School
  • : Head Branch
  • :No 01 , 36th Lane, (Opposite Devi Balika Vidyalaya), Colombo 08
  • :0772256356 , 0112695107

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