General Foundation Programme

General Foundation Programme

The General Foundation Programme is a pre-sessional English course that prepares you linguistically and culturally in English, Mathematics, and Information Technology. It will give you the chance to settle into college life and learn necessary study skills that are embedded throughout the programme modules. The programme focuses on competencies and knowledge as you progress to one of Muscat College’s bachelor programmes delivered in partnership with The University of Stirling (UoS), Universiti of Malaysia Pahang and SQA.

System

Our Programme is based on the Global Scale of English (GSE), the world’s first global English language standard that allows the measurement of progress accurately and easily. The GSE is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference of languages (CEFR). The Programme is delivered over three semesters of 12 weeks each. On successful completion of the GFP, you will attain the required English levels; ranging from intermediate (B1-B1+) equivalent to Pearson PTE Academic scores 36-58 and upper intermediate of English (B2+) equivalent to Pearson PTE Academic scores 51 to75.

The Language Centre

Placement Test Scores of the General Foundation Programme (GFP) 2020-2021

English
GSE
GFP
CEFR
*PTE Academic
Easiest
Average
Most Difficult
0-29 ENL1 A1 N/A
30-42 ENL2 A2 24 30 42
43-58 ENL3 B1 36 43 58
59 Specialisation B2 51 59 75

* PTE Academic scores predicting the likelihood of successful performance on CEFR level tasks. For more information, please see the appendices below.

IT
Scores
Levels
Digital Literacy Certification (IC3)
0-30 ITL1 N/A
31-45 ITL2 N/A
46-60 ITL3 N/A
61 Specialisation IC3


Maths
Scores
Levels
Certification
0-25 MAL1 N/A
26-50 MAL2
51-75 MAL3
76 Specialisation


Legend

  • GSE - Global Scale of English
  • ENL1, ENL2, ENL3 - English Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • ITL1, ITL2, ITL3 - Information Technology Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • MAL1, MAL2, MAL3 - Mathematics Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic

Candidates who meet the foundation programme exit requirements of (81 and above) or have an equivalent score recognized by Muscat College will join the post foundation diploma and Honours Programmes (Specialization).

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
– Malcolm X

Programme Fees

General Foundation Programme (Duration: 1 Year)
Fees per module/unit

GFP Subjects

English

IT

Maths

Total

Semester 1

Full Time

Part Time

500

295

50

35

100

70

650

400

Semester 2

Full Time

Part Time

500

295

50

35

100

70

650

400

Semester 3

Full Time

Part Time

500

295

50

35

100

70

650

400

Overall Total
1950
1200

Candidates who meet the foundation programme exit requirements of (81 and above) or have an equivalent score recognized by Muscat College will join the post foundation diploma and Honours Programmes (Specialization).