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  • Foundation Diploma in Business

Foundation Diploma in Business



This one-year Foundation in Business is a BTEC Level 3 diploma created for students who are strongly motivated to pursue a career in the field of business or progression to higher level courses at Prague College.

The diploma provides a programme of study manageable in a year so that learners can create and then build on their achievement.  It encourages progression for those learners who wish to undertake a one-year course of study because of individual circumstances or having missed out previous high school studies. 
Why take this diploma?

Develop and enhance your business skills through practical, hands-on projects. A focus on employability and soft skills also gives you a distinct advantage in the workplace, as well as preparation for higher education if you decide to study further.

The programme is open to anyone who lacks the standard entry requirements to university, or those who would like to improve their skills and qualifications for either work or future studies.

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Diploma programme may progress to the first year of the Bachelor's degree programmes in either International Management or International Finance and Business Accounting, both available at Prague College.  

Practical Preparation

  • Classes to help you succeed in work and study; a high level of professional business teaching.
  • Strong focus on employability and work; practical projects help you gain real experience while studying.
  • Programme encompasses an internationally recognized British qualification by Pearson and a diploma awarded by Prague College.


What you study

You will work in teams, giving presentations, undertaking research, and preparing to enter the university-level programmes at Prague College.

In addition to acquiring professional work skills that help throughout your life, you will study introductory marketing, economics, business and IT skills. This programme is excellent preparation for a job in any area of business, or for further academic study.


  • The Business Environment
  • Business Communications
  • Understanding Business Ethics
  • Business Resources
  • Aspects of Contract and Business Law
  • Professional and Academic Writing


  • Internet Marketing in Business
  • Business Project Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • International Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Professional and Academic Writing


Entry requirements

1. Evidence of completed level of education

2. Confirmation of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:

  • ELSA score of at least 300, administered at Prague College or elsewhere in the world
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 45
  • IELTS score of at least 5.0
  • a First Certificate
  • other equivalent English assessment, subject to Prague College approval

3. Letter of motivation

The letter of motivation should identify why the student has chosen this particular programme, what are the student’s
goals in life and studies in general, and why the student chose Prague College.

4. Final interview

A formal discussion with the applicant and final confirmation of the application process.


Tuition & Payment

Look at our tuition fees

The Prague College academic year has two semesters, starting in late September and mid-February. An intensive summer semester also runs in June.

Prague College Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships which may be awarded in consideration of academic excellence, social engagement in school activities or generally in society, financial need and special circumstances. We also have a special fund to support students coming from Czech-language and Slovak-language secondary schools and universities

Successful scholarship winners can have from 5% up to 30% of their tuition covered for either a single academic year or the duration of the programme.

Apply early. The number of scholarships is limited. Ask us for details!


Czech students are eligible for Gaudeamus student loans from Komercni Banka. Some students from other countries have received funding from their home countries to study at Prague College, and if you think you may be eligible for funding from your home country do not hesitate to ask for our advice and support.

When to pay

A deposit on tuition ensures new students a place on the programme. Full tuition for the first semester is due two weeks before starting the programme, except in the case of late registrations.

International students pay the first semester, relevant registration fees and the first semester rent for accommodation before starting the visa application process.

Continuing students pay the next semester tuition two weeks before the end of the current semester.

Early payment discounts 

You can save up to 8% if you pay the academic year in advance. The discount is calculated as 1% per month for each month the individual semester payments are paid early.

New students do not receive a discount on their first semester, but if they choose to pay the first year up front, then they would receive the discount for the second semester.

Payment plans

Students who have finished the first semester, and who make all their payments by the due date, can apply for a payment plan for an administrative fee of 700 Czk per semester plus 1% surcharge for each installment.

Contact us now if you have any question regarding tuition deadlines, early payment discounts or your eligibility for a payment plan.


Teaching Faculty

  • Bruce Gahir

    Bruce Gahir

    Associate Head of School of Business / Programme Leader

  • Thomas Draper

    Thomas Draper

    Associate Lecturer

  • Tamara Ayrepetova

    Tamara Ayrepetova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Anna Boguszakova

    Anna Boguszakova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Dominik Teiml

    Dominik Teiml

    Associate Lecturer

  • Lucie Evjakova

    Lucie Evjakova

    Associate Lecturer