Foundation Degree

A Foundation Degree (Level 5) is equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelors Degree.  The entry requirements tend to be lower than a full degree and take into account work experience.  Developed in partnership with employers, they help the student to attain the higher level knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.

You can do a Foundation Degree course at college, university, in the workplace or through a combination of these.  Some are also available as distance learning courses.  The qualification is often favoured by students who want to work and study at the same time or for those who don’t meet the standard entry requirements.

On completion of a Foundation Degree, there are opportunities to continue your professional development through progression to other professional qualifications, or to an honours degree on either a full or part-time basis.