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All about Foundation Degrees

More than 100,000 students in the UK are studying for a Foundation Degree - could you be one of them?

A Foundation Degree is an innovative higher education career-focused qualification. Designed with employers, it helps equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for a particular career.
Foundation Degrees combine work-based learning with academic study. Attendance at college can vary from one to four days a week, depending on the mode of study and the requirements of the programme. This means a Foundation Degree allows you to combine work and study, so you can earn while you learn.
Foundation Degrees are delivered by Further Education colleges in partnership with a university. A Foundation Degree is a Level 5 qualification, equivalent to the second year of a three-year Honours Degree. Typically, Foundation Degrees are offered full-time over two years and part-time over three years. In many cases, institutions will allow you to continue studying on completion of your foundation degree to achieve a full honours degree.
Formal qualifications are not always necessary for entry. An individual’s relevant experience, achievements and motivation will be taken into account, too.
Want to apply? Here's how to do it:
  • You can apply for a full-time Foundation Degree via UCAS
  • Applications for part-time study are made directly to college
Got any questions? Please email or phone 01865 550 550.