General Foundation

The Foundation programme is an APIIT Sri Lanka award approved by Staffordshire University, UK as an entry qualification for the Business Management and Computing/IT degrees offered at APIIT. It is designed to inculcate study practices based on sound educational principles. The programme introduces students to ICT and Business while developing numerical, communication and interpersonal skills.
The Foundation Programme prepares students with GCE O/L qualifications for direct entry to Degree Programmes in Computing/ICT or Business. Furthermore, the Foundation Programme provides a pathway for students with insufficient GCE A/L qualifications for enrolment in degree programmes.

Teaching and Learning

A diverse range of teaching strategies including lectures, group discussions, presentations, assignments, exercises and video case studies are utilised to develop students’ knowledge and competencies in relation to fundamentals in ICT and Business Management. Students are trained to work both in groups and independently during their course of study.


Eight-month full-time programme


  • Practical IT Skills
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Organizations and Social Environments
  • Numerical Skills
  • Quantitative Methods
  • English for Academic Purpose
  • Personal Communication Skills

Admission Requirements

The qualifications required for admission are five (5) Passes including Credit Passes for English and Mathematics, or five (5) Credit Passes including a Credit Pass for English at the GCE Ordinary Level Examination, or equivalent qualifications acceptable to APIIT / Staffordshire University.

Academic Progression

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Programme are eligible to enter the Degree Programmes of their choice in ICT or Business Management

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