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There was a lot that had to be packed into this short year, it was non-stop and there was always a lot to do with assignments and classes and also events with friends, so there was no time to miss home. It’s difficult to pick out the best bits because it was all good.

Harre Iyanathan , Student

The year was well-structured, which was important because a lot was squeezed in. I feel it's been a good pathway to the University of Bath, a chance to achieve good grades and be prepared for higher level study.

Omar Elnashar , Student

I would definitely recommend the International Foundation Year. It has helped me to understand how the UK education system works, and what teachers' expectations are. It has also been really useful for getting used to English language and culture. And Bath is a really nice city!

Veranika Klimovich , Student

City of Bath College


City of Bath College was founded in 1897 and is situated in the heart of the UK’s safest city in which to study and arguably the UK’s most beautiful city to study.  It is the only World Heritage City in the UK and is perfectly situated about an hour and a half from London and only ten minutes from Bristol. The college aims to help students to achieve their best and progress to the best possible destinations for them.

City of Bath College have been offering foundation years for more than 15 years and we have very good rates of progression and success. Our standards for teaching and learning are high and our quality assurance is rigorous and supported by inspection from Ofsted and the British Council.

Qualifications Offered

The following qualifications are currently available at City of Bath College:


Right in the heart of the City of Bath, the college is just two minutes from some of the world famous attractions and only five minutes from the railway station. We have an active students union which leads a range of sporting and enrichment activities.

Teaching staff are all qualified and highly committed. A recent British Council Inspection indicated that the college had more highly qualified teachers than most other institutions offering English as a Second Language and that the college's teachers are its greatest asset.

There is a variety of food outlets ranging from the most basic to a la carte dining experiences.  The college is situated on all the major Bath bus routes or only minutes walk away from other public transport.

The college library is well stocked and has been complimented by the British Council for the quality and quantity of student ICT provision.

Awards & Recognition

  • British Council Inspection
  • Ofsted inspection

Further Information

The college offers a range of English Language courses including all the main suite examinations and preparation for IELTS.