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Classroom resource: The Complete Guide to Foundation Degrees

Foundation degrees offer a great deal of flexibility, combining academic study with work-based learning. Download our guide for your students to learn more...

Help answer your Year 13 students' questions surrounding foundation degrees by providing them with a clear guide to what they are and entail.

What's a foundation degree?

A foundation degree (Fd) is a flexible qualification that combines academic study with work-based learning and can be studied full time, part time or by distance learning. Whether students want to study full-time, part-time or by distance learning, a foundation degree could be the perfect fit.

How can I use this resource in class?

Our free, downloadable guide to foundation degrees outlines what subjects students can study at this level, plus the pros and cons of a foundation degree. Suitable to share with Key Stage 5 students as a class, or for those students you think this is more relevant for.

What does it cover?

The guide answers all your students' common questions surrounding an Fd:
  • What is a foundation degree?
  • What subjects can you study?
  • How does it compare to a bachelor’s degree?
  • Is a foundation degree right for you?
  • How courses are structured and assessed
  • Finding a course, applying and getting funding
  • Career prospects and next steps
  • What do foundation degree students do next?

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