Certificate in Foundation Skills

Provided by Informatics Academy Singapore


Awarded by Informatics Academy, Singapore

Course introduction


This course is designed to develop their foundation skills in Numeracy, Technology and Literacy, enhancing their performance of students in both academic and non-academic endeavours. It effectively  prepares students for the intellectual demands and skills set required at degree level.

Assessment Structure

Students will be assessed 100% by coursework. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Assessment Structure Test Assignment Project Exam
Numeracy Skills 30% 70% NA NA
Technology Skills NA 100% NA NA
Literacy Skills NA 100% NA NA

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Numeracy Skills - LMA001

This module focuses on the mathematical background necessary for further study at tertiary level. It emphasises on the development of critical analytic thinking and the use of clear mathematical expression as a means of communication.

Technology Skills - LCT001

This module covers the use of IT productivity tools in the school and work environment. The IT tools that will be taught include: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Calendar and other online forms. Besides these, students will also learn about website management and document embedding created by the tools in a website. To enhance the learning experience, students will need to have basic computer knowledge about web browsers and operating systems.

Literacy Skills - LLG001

This module equips students with the skills to write well-argued and coherent essays and improve their fluency in English. Topics covered will include summary and essay writing, critical reading, referencing and other academic literacy skills.

Area of Studies

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Skills awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Diploma programme.

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Certificate in Foundation Skills awarded by Informatics Academy.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age: 16

Academic Qualifications: 1 GCE ‘O’ Level OR NITEC OR completed secondary education (10 years formal education) OR other equivalent qualification OR Mature Candidates (>=30 years old with 8 years working experience)

English Language: GCE O Level (Grade 1 to 7) OR Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy OR IELTS 4.5, and equivalent OR Pass the Informatics English Qualifying Test

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Duration

Full-time 6 months

Delivery Model

Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshop conducted in classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions.


January, March, May, July, September, November
Online learning options available for May Intake

Fees & Funding

Local (Full time/Part time): $2,000.00
International (Full time): $2,000.00

* All fees exclude 7% GST