Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme (CTFP)

DURATION:
Local:
Full-Time: 4 - 5 months
Part-Time: 7 months

International:
Full-Time: 4 - 12 months
INTAKE:
January / February / April / June / July / September / October
AWARDED BY:
TMC Academy

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Certificates

About The Course

Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme (CTFP) is a preparatory programme that provides both local and international students with an academic bridge into the higher education leading to an undergraduate programme. After the completion of the CTFP, students will automatically qualify for entry to Foundation Diploma and Diploma programmes conducted by TMC Academy in Singapore.

Course assessment
Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Mode of Delivery
Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.

  • English – Beginner*
  • English – Elementary*
  • English – Intermediate 1*
  • English – Intermediate 2*
  • English – Advanced 1*
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Academic Writing
  • Personal and Skills Development
  • Introduction to Project Management

*Students must pass all English levels before starting the proprietary modules.

Local International
Age 15 years old
Academic Qualification Obtained at least a C6 at GCE O level in any 1 subject or equivalent Completed secondary school education or Year 9
English Proficiency
  • At least a C6 at GCE O level English; or
  • at least a D or 5 at GCE N level English; or
  • Pass TMC English Proficiency Test
At least IETLS 2.5

 

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

 

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Administrative Fees (New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee
$100

Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees
$2,008

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

Administrative Fees (New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Single / Bundled Programs Existing / Local Transfer
Application Fees: $200 Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $650 International Student Administrative Fee: $350

 

Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees

with BEG to ADV 1 $14,800
with ELE to ADV 1 $11,500
with INT 1 to ADV 1  $9,850
with INT 2 to ADV 1  $8,200
with ADV 1  $6,550
without english  $4,900

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).