Quality, local, affordable
Our high-quality Honours Degree and Foundation Degree courses, which are offered in partnership with Plymouth University, are delivered locally to be affordable and to minimise travel and time costs. Classes are generally smaller than at larger institutions allowing students to receive more individual attention and support from course tutors. Our tuition fees are also substantially lower than those charged by most universities.
If you successfully complete your Foundation Degree in History, Heritage and Archaeology, you will be able to top-up your qualification to a full Honours Degree at Strode College. See the relevant course page for further information on progression. Students who have followed similar programmes at other institutions can also join Strode College to complete their studies and obtain an Honours Degree.
We gained approval from Plymouth University to deliver the full Degree in 2014. This is testament to the high-quality teaching enjoyed by our students, as well as the national standing and expertise of our course tutors.
Foundation Degrees are a key part of the government’s strategy to increase the proportion of the working population holding a Level 4 or 5 qualification. They are vocationally-based qualifications designed to integrate academic study and work-based learning. They are designed for those who are, or who wish to be, working at the higher technical or associate professional level. Foundation Degrees can form part of a Higher Apprenticeship.
Every Foundation Degree includes study skills and work related learning. This provides an outstanding opportunity to present yourself 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
We offer the following Foundation Degrees:
Foundation Degrees can be studied in the following ways:
- Full-time - two days at college each week for two years.
- Part-time - over four years depending on the course.
- Flexibly - module by module at your own pace.
Our courses are delivered in partnership with Plymouth University which is one of the leading universities in the UK; placed in the top 300 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014.
Plymouth University is one of the largest universities in the UK with around 30,000 students, including those studying at Strode College and other partner colleges throughout the South West.
The university has recently invested more than £150 million in its estate and facilities. Our higher education students can access the university ‘s online services, library, electronic resources and learning support materials. You can also become a member of the Plymouth University Students’ Union to gain access to university clubs, societies and sports facilities.