- At least one year.
Programme Entry Requirements
Students must complete the Bahrain Polytechnic Selection Test and achieve the required English and Maths levels. To meet the English level, students may also submit a completed IELTS with no band less than 4.0, or equivalent.
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Introduction & Programme Aims
The Certificate in Academic Preparation Programme (CAP) prepares students for degree study. CAP offers a flexible, innovative programme designed to meet students’ goals and learning needs. Students are placed in courses according to their academic requirements which will further develop personal growth, technical skills, numeracy and academic literacy. Students will also become familiar with the Polytechnic environment and requirements of study at this level.
The Programme is planned to meet the individual learning needs of students in a supportive environment that enhances the development of confidence, and the ability to make informed decisions related to ongoing study options.
The Programme aims to raise students’ awareness of Bahrain’s labour market and to develop their future employability skills.
Graduates of this programme will have the academic study skills and knowledge to be able to:
- Apply essential knowledge and academic study skills.
- Use written and oral communication.
- Demonstrate basic maths skills.
- Demonstrate their employability skills.
The Certificate in Academic Preparation Programme does not lead directly to a career but prepares students to succeed at a higher level of study. The Programme has a strong focus on academic literacy and includes academic advising. It also offers career development which will enable students to make informed study and career choices.
The Programme has a strong student-centred approach. A range of learning and teaching activities are used, such as tutorials and workshops, skills development, problem-based learning, research, mini-projects, presentations, team work and reflections.
Employability skills: communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning and technology are addressed throughout the Programme.
Students are assessed in a variety of ways including skills testing, individual and group presentations and assignments.
- Certificate in Academic Preparation
The Programme is flexible and designed to meet individual learning needs. Students are assessed and placed according to their level in English and Maths.
To gain the Certificate in Academic Preparation students must complete the following five courses:
- Personal Academic Learning
- English for Academic Purposes
- Information Technology
The Programme also offers a range of electives related to IT, Engineering, Business, Visual Design, Logistics and Web Media. The Programme is structured to help students prepare for their chosen degree.
|Course Title||Course Code||Mandatory /Optional||NQF Level||NQF Credit|
|Alexander the Great Logistician||AP4001||Optional||4||5|
|Business Success Stories||AP4003||Optional||4||5|
|Where on Earth are we?||AP4005||Optional||4||5|
|Physics for Engineering||AP4006||Optional||4||10|
|Visual Communication Primer||AP4007||Optional||4||10|
|Mathematics 2 (General)||AP4101||Optional||4||10|
|Mathematics 2 (Technical)||AP4102||Optional||4||15|
|Information Communications Technology||AP4306||Mandatory||4||10|
|Introduction to Computing||AP5005||Optional||5||15|
|Personal Academic Learning||AP5301||Mandatory||5||15|