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17 Aug 2020
Everything you need to know about taking a Foundation Degree (FdSc)
There are many degree types on the market and many ways to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree. We all know the traditional route is to take a 3-4 year Bachelor’s, while that may be the case for many, for other students, they opt to take different routes. One way of achieving the full Bachelor’s Level 6 Qualification is by taking an FdSc Degree, otherwise known as a Foundation Degree. At Regent College London, we offer an FdSc Degree in Business Management. Today’s blog post should be able to help give you an insight of what a Foundation Degree may look like if you choose to take it.
What is a Foundation Degree?
A foundation degree is the academic equivalent of two-thirds of a Bachelors degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND). A Foundation Degree is a two-year stand-alone qualification in its own right. After completing this you can go to the final year of degree as well or complete a Top-up and gain a degree. This qualification is equivalent to two-thirds of a Bachelor’s degree, and a Higher National Diploma (HND): Level 4 and 5. A Top-up Degree will then provide you with a Level 6 Qualification.
What’s the difference between a Foundation Degree and a Foundation Year with Degree?
This can get pretty confusing for some students as they both sound very similar. However, they are totally different degree types and the duration of the degrees highly differ. A Foundation Year with Degree, is an extra year of learning and gaining new skills and knowledge before moving onto a BSc or BA. If you pass the foundation year, it’s almost, very likely you will move onto the 1st or 2nd Year of a Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree. However, Foundation Degree is a two-year stand-alone qualification in its own right. After completing this you can go to the final year of degree as well or complete Top-up and get a degree.
How long does an FdSc Degree take?
A Foundation Degree at Regent College London takes 2 Years.
What can I do with an FdSc (Foundation Degree)?
As with successfully completing any Degree, your chances of employment within your chosen field increase. A Foundation Degree will help you kick-start your career, or enhance your current career. Our FdSc Degree will help you gain a great mix of transferable skills that you can utilise in everyday life.
What Foundation Degrees does Regent College London Offer?
We currently offer an FdSc in Business Management. We’re continually updating our Course Portfolio, so please do keep an eye out for any more Foundation Degrees that we may offer in the future.
Why should I take a Foundation Degree?
By studying for a Foundation Degree, you will not only gain a Level 4 and 5 qualification but also a wealth of knowledge in your subject area. At Regent College London, we have highly experienced tutors whom are always on hand to provide you with a high standard of teaching, whilst assisting you with any queries you may have. On gaining a Foundation Degree, you can look to explore different vocational avenues.
Can I Top-up?
Absolutely! After successfully completing the FdSc Degree, you are then able to study a Top-up degree at Regent College London. Top-up Degrees are of a 1 Year Duration. Once completing both the FdSc and Top-up Degrees, you will have then gained a full Bachelors Degree. Alternatively, you can go on to study the final year of a Bachelors Degree.
Can I study a Master’s Degree after?
Once you have gained a Level 6 Qualification, you will be able to go on and study a Master’s Degree. A Foundation Degree is a great stepping stone to help you on your way to study for an MSc Degree.
How will I be assessed?
If you choose to take the FdSc Business Management Degree at Regent College London, our assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed before the end of the module. Module assessments are typically either coursework or examination or a combination of both. Other types of assessment may include in-class tests, coursework assignments, presentations, projects.
What are the Entry Requirements?
The following are the Entry Requirements for the FdSc Business Management Degree:
You should have a minimum of one GCE A2-level pass (or equivalent), including any subject and five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English.
If English is not your first language you will need to complete a Secure English Language Test at IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
What are the Fees?
They are £9,250 per year.
Am I able to apply for Student Finance with this Degree?
Yes, you are able to apply for Student Finance. We have a specialist Student Finance team, who are highly qualified in helping you through the Student Finance process.
Some Career Opportunities for taking a (FdSc) Foundation Degree Business Management
Many students prefer to take a Business Management Degree, as it allows you to explore many different areas of Business. Through successful completion of this degree, you can progress in your career with a range of opportunities in management or develop your own business ambitions. Some of the career opportunities for Business Management graduates include:
Range of management positions across all sectors
Advertising and Marketing
When and how can I apply?
Our enrolment process is easy and hassle free! Apply today to join our Regent College London campuses in, Wembley, Southall, Harrow, Kingsbury and Central London. Simply enquire about a course using our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch soon. Don’t wait any further, take the next step in your career today!