What is a foundation degree? Is it worth it?

Choosing to study a foundation degree is a good choice if you're not sure about enrolling on a three-year degree, or, if you'd prefer to study while working. Unlike full honours degrees, entry requirements for foundation degrees are flexible and you don't always need qualifications to get on them.

Foundation degrees normally take two years to complete for full-time students, or three years if you study part-time. Whichever mode of attendence you choose, they can help you to acquire  the necessary skills to get in to, or further your progress, in a chosen job or profession.

You can also 'top-up' your foundation degree by continuing to study for a further year and get yourself a full undergraduate honours degree.

You can find out more when you search for degree courses, but foundation degrees are offered by universities, colleges, and even employers who run validated courses.

There are also many subjects areas in which to get foundation degree such as:

  • agriculture
  • event management
  • counselling
  • healthcare and social care
  • business studies

If your chosen university is an Inscriptic course provider, you can make an application to study through the official Inscriptic website.