The additional 'Foundation Entry' year* will give you the skills and confidence to succeed at foundation degree level, whilst enjoying a full University experience from day one. You will receive extra support to help with your transition to University life and the foundation entry modules are intended to ensure you are successful as you progress to the later stages of the foundation degree.
*Applies to those studying full time. If you choose to study part time, the programme will take longer to complete.
'Foundation Entry' usually adds a year on to your foundation degree (two years if studying part time). This means it will take you three years in total to achieve your foundation degree if studying full time (or up to five years if you choose to study part time). Studying full time often only means attending university for up to three days per week.
As with all Higher Education qualifications, you don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front. Tuition Fee Loans are available to many students through Student Finance England. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe. Student Loans may also help to support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.
When you graduate from your foundation degree, your certificate will not mention 'Foundation Entry'. It will simply say you have achieved a foundation degree. It will be, therefore, up to you if you wish to tell your future employer. Your grade transcript will, however, include your 'Foundation Entry' year. The extra year of study means you will be more likely to be better prepared and, therefore, more successful in your foundation degree.