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.