About Foundation Degrees
Foundation Degrees are a key part of the government’s strategy to increase the proportion of the working population holding a Level 4/5 qualification. A Foundation Degree is a vocationally-based qualification which has been designed to integrate academic study and work-based learning. They are designed for those who are, or wish to be working at the higher technical or associate professional level. Foundation degrees can form part of a Higher Apprenticeship.
We offer the following Foundation Degrees:
- E-Business Technologies FdSc
- History, Heritage and Archaeology FdA
- Managing in Public Sector Services FdSc
Every Foundation Degree includes study skills and work-based learning which provide students with an outstanding opportunity to present themselves to an employer and to learn the most up-to-date business or sector methods. A great head start for job hunting at the end of your studies.
Our high-quality Foundation Degrees, which are offered in partnership with Plymouth University, are delivered locally to be affordable and to minimise travel and time costs. Our tuition fees are substantially lower than those charged by most universities for the first two years of study.
Foundation Degrees can be studied in the following ways:
- Full-time - two days at college each week for two years.
- Part-time - module by module (3 hours each week for 10 weeks) or three to four years.
- Flexibly - module by module at your own pace.
Depending on the number of modules studied, students may gain a Short Course Certificate or a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) from Plymouth University.
How to Apply
For all Foundation Degrees and HNDs, full or part time, apply directly to Strode College. Please either apply online or complete the application form in the middle of the Higher Education Prospectus.
Applications for Higher Education courses at Strode College are accepted throughout the year.
Conditional or unconditional offers will be made subject to appropriate qualifications and or experience, successful interview and a relevant academic or vocational reference.
Acceptance of place offers is expected within three weeks of an offer being made. Please direct applications to central admissions.
Strode College will accept international students over the age of 19 years, who meet the requirements under the UKBA Tier 4 criteria. Please contact Admissions for more information regarding entry requirements and enrolment procedures.
- Gail Colthurst: History student of the year
- Pete Missingham: Strode student's project accepted by Imperial War Museum
- Mandy Eldred-Tyler: Strode Degree student publishes history book
- James Higgins: Foundation Degree helps James achieve his ambition