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The Degree Levels We Offer


Foundation Degree

A Foundation Degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning and is a qualification in its own right. It is equivalent to the first two years of a full honours degree and may be studied on a full or part time basis, with the full time route taking two years and the part time route often completed over three years.

Foundation Degrees integrate academic study with relevant work-based learning, ensuring students graduate with the practical skills and relevant knowledge that is sought by employers. On completion of a Foundation Degree, students can progress into employment or apply to Top up their qualification to a full honours award (BA/BSc/BEng) with one year of further study.

The Hugh Baird University Centre Foundation Degrees are delivered on campus at Hugh Baird College, in the dedicated University Centre building and are approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

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Not quite ready for the Foundation Degree?

For those who want to study for a foundation degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet, we also offer some of our foundation degrees with Integrated Foundation Entry. This route means you would have an additional year of tuition (two years if studying part time) and more time to prepare for study at foundation degree level. Alternatively, we also offer a number of Access to Higher Education routes, designed to prepare mature learners (19+) for a range of studies at university level.

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Honours Top Up Degree

Honours Top up degrees are equivalent to the final year of a full honours degree. Our Top up degrees are also delivered on our campus and are approved by UCLan.

To apply for a Honours Top up degree, students will need to meet the entry requirements including a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent. Please see individual course pages on the University Centre website for further information on entry requirements. Students who successfully complete an Honours Top up degree will graduate with a full BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree.

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For new first year full time Foundation Degree students. Terms apply. Find out more.

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Full list of our Higher Education Courses
Not quite ready for the Foundation Degree?
Overview
Business and Management - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) - Foundation Degree (FdEng) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Access to Higher Education
Business and Management
Overview
Chartered Management Institute Award, Certificate and Diploma in Management and Leadership
Business and Management - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Business & Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up
Children, Young People and Education Studies
Overview
Children, Young People and their Services - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Education and Professional Studies - BA (Hons) Top up
Computing
Overview
Computing - FdSc
Computing - BSc (Hons) Top up
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
Creative Make Up Design and Practice
Overview
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Criminology
Overview
Criminology - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Criminology - BA (Hons) Top up
Digital Imaging and Photography
Overview
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Digital Imaging and Photography - BA (Hons) Top up
Engineering
Overview
Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) - Foundation Degree (FdEng) with Integrated Foundation Entry
FdEng Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
Event / Festival Management
Overview
Event and Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Management in Events - BA (Hons) Top up
Fashion and Textiles
Overview
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up
Graphic Arts
Overview
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up
Health & Social Care
Overview
Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up
Hospitality
Overview
Hospitality Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Interior and Spatial Design
Overview
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Interior and Spatial Design - BA (Hons) Top up
Moving Image Production
Overview
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Moving Image Production - BA (Hons) Top up
Outdoor Adventure Studies
Overview
Outdoor Adventure Studies - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Outdoor Leadership - BA (Hons) Top up
Teaching & Education
Overview
Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory
Certificate in Education / PGCE (Education and Training)
Certificate in Education and PGCE (Mathematics: Numeracy)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy
Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design
Overview
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry
Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top up
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