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Further information on qualifications

What is a Foundation Degree?

A Foundation Degree is an employment-related Higher Education qualification designed to equip people with the high-level skills that are sought after by employers.

What is a Bachelor's Degree?

Bachelor's degrees are academic qualifications for people who want to study one specific subject area. Degrees are normally taken after A-levels, or other level 3 qualifications such as B/TECs.

What is a joint/dual honours degree?

Don’t want to study only one academic subject while at university? Can’t decide between favourite subjects?  A joint or dual honours degree might be the answer.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are training programmes for 16-24 year-olds who have left education or are already in employment.  Apprentices complete work-based training designed around the needs of employers. It may be the route for your son or daughter.  This section gives answers to key questions. 

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