A Foundation program introduces students to an undergraduate degree curriculum. It is offered at a variety of schools all over the world, and it usually takes a full year or two to complete. It helps ease students from a high school level of study to more challenging college work.
Foundation degrees can help students to progress in your chosen career. They will equip students with a combination of technical skills, academic knowledge and the other skills that employers are increasingly demanding, such as communication and team working skills.
Foundation degree courses often have smaller class sizes and more one-to-one contact with tutors than Honours degrees.
Recognised Higher Education qualification
A Foundation degree is a recognised Higher Education qualification in its own right.
Route to university
Successful Foundation degree graduates are also offered a guaranteed route to an Honours degree at university if they wish to follow that path.
Foundation degrees offer those students with work or family commitments the flexibility to study part-time and close to home. This can mean reduced travel time and costs.
All Foundation degrees provide work experience which allows students to put their learning into practice.
Easy on qualifications requirements
Applicants who lack formal qualifications but who can show that they have relevant experience, skills and aptitudes may also be considered for entry to a Foundation degree through a process known as Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Just ask your college for more details.
Wide range of subjects
Foundation degrees are available in an increasingly wide range of subjects including Business, Languages, ICT, Interactive Media, Retail Management, Leadership and , Hospitality and Tourism, Construction and Engineering disciplines, amongst many others.
Skills that employers are looking for
Foundation degrees are designed and delivered through partnerships between employers/employer organisations, the universities and further education colleges so that students learn the skills that employers are looking for.
Foundation courses at Czech College