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Foundation Degrees are flexible employment-related degrees that combine traditional university study with learning that takes place at work.
They are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree and have been designed specifically to equip you with the skills required by today's employers.
Usually, a Foundation Degree will take two years to complete full time, and up to four or five years to complete part-time, and can be offered directly by the university, through our partner colleges of further education, or through particular arrangements with the employment sector. Once you have completed your foundation degree, you will be given the opportunity to "top up" to an appropriate honours degree by adding a further one year of study.
Some foundation degrees are designed specifically for one particular profession, and these are usually delivered in the workplace between the university and the employer. Others are offered on a full-time or part-time basis by the university or by partner colleges of further education.
|Foundation Degree||MOA||Delivering Institution||Next Start Date|
|Animal Management: Behaviour and Welfare||Full-time and Part-time||
Based at Reaseheath College
|Animal Management: Zoo Management||Full-time and Part-time||
Based at Reaseheath College
|Biomedical Process Technology||Full-time||
University of Chester
|Childhood and Youth Professional Studies||Part-time||University of Chester||February 2014 (Warrington Campus) / October 2014 (Chester Campus)|
|Food Manufacturing with Business Management||Full-time and Part-time||Based at Reaseheath College||September 2014|
|Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner)||Full-time and Part-time||University of Chester||September 2014|
|Computer Science||Full-time and Part-time||West Cheshire College, Mid-Cheshire College and Wirral Metropolitan College||September 2014|
|Information, Advice and Guidance||Full-time||Wirral Metropolitan College||September 2013|
|Fitness and Health||Full-time and Part-time||Based at West Cheshire College||September 2015|
|Government (WBIS)||Part-time||Distance Learners||Throughout the year|
|Health Care Sciences||Part-time||University of Chester||September 2013|
|Hospitality Management||Full-time||West Cheshire College||September 2013|
|Management and Leadership Or Business||Part-time||University of Chester||Throughout the Year|
|Managing Children's Services||Part-time||West Cheshire College||September 2013|
|Policing, Law and Investigation||Full-time||University of Chester: Warrington Campus||September 2014|
|Sports Coaching||Full-time and Part- time||University of Chester: Warrington Campus||September 2014|
|Work Based and Integrative Studies||Part-time||University of Chester||Throughout the year|
Applications for full-time Foundation Degree places should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Please refer to the UCAS website for institution codes and course codes.
To apply for part-time Foundation Degree programmes based at the University, please use the part-time application form below. Applications for our 'Assisting Professional Practice' and 'Health Care Sciences' programmes should be made on dedicated application forms (below)
To apply to the 'Assisting Professional Practice' programme, please use the following form:
To apply to the 'Health Care Sciences' programme, please use the following form:
To apply for Foundation Degrees based at partner Colleges, e.g. ICT, please contact the College direct or visit their website.
For additional information please contact Undergraduate Admissions on 01244 511000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.