Foundation Year Courses

A Foundation Year is an academic qualification that integrates relevant work-based connected to a particular job or career sector. Foundation year with degree courses are normally offered to students who don’t have the formal qualifications to go directly onto a Bachelor’s degree course.

In reality, it’s not true that foundation year courses are for students with lower grades, as there are significant amount of students always looking at enrolling for foundation year programmes, before proceeding to complete their full Bachelor’s degree.

What is a Foundation Year equivalent to?

A foundation year study is equivalent to the first and second year of an honours degree. Since it is a Level 4 and 5 vocational qualification, it allows students to gain knowledge in a subject to enable them to go on to employment or further study.

Who is a Foundation Year for?

A foundation year is for you if:

  • You do not have the right qualifications for a full degree course
  • You feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
  • You are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree course.

Why study a Foundation Year?
A foundation year study is a great way to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare you for a degree course. Students get the chance to experience university-style teaching, get a feel of the campus, city and subjects they are interested in. Doing a foundation year, gives you a firm understanding on your subject areas as well as practical experience that will make it easier to progress to undergraduate degree courses.

What subjects can I study in a Foundation Year?
Regent College London offers a range of foundation year with degree programmes validated by Buckinghamshire New University and the University of Bolton.

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How are student assessed on a Foundation Year?
Students will be assessed through a range of channels, either written work, exams, projects, assignments, group work, presentations and practical elements depending on the subject itself.

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