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foundation course

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfoundation coursefounˈdation ˌcourse noun [countable] British English  a general course of study that introduces students to a subject, and is taught in the first year at some universities in Britain
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foundation courseMike completed a foundation course in Leeds before moving to Edinburgh in 1982, to study photography at Napier.Suzanne, 18, will be starting an art foundation course at Middlesex University this month.She moved on to do a degree without doing A-levels as the foundation course was a university Access course.So doing the foundation course here gives me the chance to get a place at a Czech University.This foundation course is followed by the three-tier concept comprising shelf-help, in-house training and external courses.Most students usually have to complete a one-year foundation course first.
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