Foundation degree

country: UK
Abbreviation: FD
Other abbreviations: FDs

A foundation degree is a vocational qualification in higher education in the UK. It is available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A foundation degree is a qualification which combines academic study with work based learning, focussing on a particular job or profession.

Courses are typically two years full-time study or 3 to 4 years part-time study and are offered by universities and colleges. FD allows progress onto a full first degree.

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