14th October 2018


Whereas a foundation year is designed to take you straight on to a degree course, a foundation degree is a qualification in itself, equivalent to two years of university.In this framework, a foundation degree is a level 5 qualification, while a full undergraduate degree ranks at level 6 and all postgraduate study starts at level 7. To qualify for a level 7 course, whether that’s a Masters, PGCE or other postgraduate certificate, you must first hold a level 6 qualification.People under 21 who wish to enter any university level course will generally need Level 3 qualifications (for example, A-Levels, BTEC National Diploma, NVQ 3 or equivalent).