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The Degree Levels We Offer


Foundation Entry Degree

Our Foundation entry programmes are the first year of a four year degree and are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don't have the necessary qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen degree programme.

Approved by the University of Central Lancashire

Successful completion of any of these Foundation Entry courses leads to progression onto a related degree course at UCLan. Alternatively, you may have the option of progressing onto a related foundation degree programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Entry Requirements:
In order to qualify for the foundation entry courses, applicants will usually need to be aged 18+ and have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (new grade equivalent 9-4) including maths and English, as well as either a BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 in a relevant subject, A levels or International Baccalaureate.

Approved by Liverpool John Moores University

Each of these courses form Year 1 of a 5 year Honours programme with LJMU. Applicants for each of these Level 3 courses will study the same Foundation Year delivered at Hugh Baird College and, on successful completion, will progress directly to Years 2-6 at Liverpool John Moores University.

Duration and Entry Requirements:
For full details of duration and entry requirements for these courses, call 0151 353 4444, extension 5524.



Foundation Degree

A Foundation Degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning and is a qualification in its own right. It is equivalent to the first two years of a full honours degree and may be studied on a full or part time basis, with the full time route taking two years and the part time route often completed over three years.

Foundation Degrees integrate academic study with relevant work-based learning, ensuring students graduate with the practical skills and relevant knowledge that is sought by employers. On completion of a Foundation Degree, students can progress into employment or apply to Top up their qualification to a full honours award (BA/BSc/BEng) with one year of further study.

The Hugh Baird University Centre Foundation Degrees are delivered on campus at Hugh Baird College, in the dedicated University Centre building and are often approved by prestigious North West Universities - University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

Approved by the University of Central Lancashire

Honours Top Up Degree

Honours Top up degrees are equivalent to the final year of a full honours degree. Our Top up degrees are also delivered on our campus and are approved by UCLan.

To apply for a Honours Top up degree, students will need to meet the entry requirements including a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent. Please see individual course pages on the University Centre website for further information on entry requirements. Students who successfully complete an Honours Top up degree will graduate with a full BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree.

£500 Bursary Gift

For new first year full time Foundation Degree students. Terms apply. Find out more.

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Business & Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up
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Children, Young People and their Services - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Education and Professional Studies - BA (Hons) Top up
Computing
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Computing - FdSc
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BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
Contemporary Media Practice
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Contemporary Media Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Contemporary Media Practice - BA (Hons) Top up
Creative Make Up Design and Practice
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Design for Commercial Interiors
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Design for Commercial Interiors - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Design for Commercial Interiors - BA (Hons) Top up
Digital Imaging and Photography
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Digital Imaging and Photography - BA (Hons) Top up
Engineering
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BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)
FdEng Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
Fashion and Textiles
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up
Festival Management
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Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Festival Management - BA (Hons) Top up
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care (Foundation Entry)
Business (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Graphic Arts
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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up
Health & Social Care
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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care (Foundation Entry)
Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up
Hospitality
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Hospitality in the Visitor Economy - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Outdoor Adventure Studies
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Outdoor Adventure Studies - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Outdoor Leadership - BA (Hons) Top up
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