Degree and Foundation courses

BA, BSc, BEng Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSC) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees, usually lasting three or four years, can be studied at university or further education colleges. They can be studied full or part time and there are thousands of courses to choose from. If you think you might want to get a degree or are interested in a career that needs a degree it's worth checking what qualifications and/or subjects might be needed at www.ucas.com
 
Degree Apprenticeship
A degree apprenticeship combines study at university (paid for by an employer) with a paid job. Many universities now offer them but not in all subjects.
 
Foundation Course
A foundation course is a programme, typically lasting one year, designed to prepare you for further study, e.g. Art Foundation.  Foundation courses can be studied in further education colleges and universities. 
 
Foundation Degree
Foundation degrees are two year programmes designed to be studied alongside working. They are offered by universities and further education colleges. A foundation degree is a Level 6 qualification. At the end of two years, students can have the option to top up their Foundation degree with a further year of study at university to achieve a bachelor's degree. 
 
Foundation Year
Foundation years are usually undertaken before a three-year degree programme and are offered by universities. A foundation year may be a good option if you do not have the right Level 3 qualification for your chosen course, or to top up your learning in a specific subject. Some students who complete a foundation year go on to study for a bachelor’s degree at a different university. 

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