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.
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Further information on qualifications
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.
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.
Work-based qualifications record the competence of employees working at a particular grade and level of responsibility.
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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