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Foundation Degrees

Foundation Degrees are new vocational, higher education qualifications designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. They integrate academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and programme providers, usually universities in partnership with further education colleges. 

Foundation degrees can be studied part-time by people already in work, or full-time by students wishing to enter the industry.

A typical full-time Foundation Degree takes two years and students can graduate with an FdA or FdSc or progress to the final year of an appropriate Honours Degree. Part-time study for people in work is available offering flexible study options including, for example, distance learning packages.

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Radio Production Foundation Degree, Birmingham City University

This two-year full-time programme is a combination of university classes and work-based learning. You will receive a radio industry internship as well as a personal mentor.

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Media Creatives Foundation Degree at Nottingham Trent University

Combine academic study with industrial work experience to better prepare you for the world of work.

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Case Study - Ravensbourne College

Broadcast Media Technology Foundation Degree - Scott Kerr case study

This Foundation Degree makes extensive use of experienced industry professionals and guest lecturers who bring the latest specialist knowledge of current practice to the courses.

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Radio Production Foundation Degree at University College Falmouth

This course combines lectures, workshops, seminars and work-related learning so you develop practical skills straight away.

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Case Study - Foundation Degrees at the Arts University College at Bournemouth

Image by Lisa Gardner - Photo Imaging Foundation Degree, Arts University College at Bournemouth

Foundation Degrees at the Arts University College at Bournemouth produce graduates who not only have the skill and creativity to succeed, but the knowledge of the industry crucial to that success.

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Case Study - Foundation Degrees at the City College of Manchester

This Foundation Degree in New Media Design has been highly successful in offering work experience which is not work placement but which accurately reflects the industry students will enter.

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