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    A little while ago I posted a thread stating that I was unsuccessful on getting onto 3 foundation degree courses. I got a response from the University today and they said I was not eligible for the course? Even though I meet the entry requirements. They even suggested that I complete an Access course in college and apply for a year one entry degree next year. I'm so confused. Isn't a Foundation degree and Access course the same? And also I'll just be moving onto a year 1 entry degree course after I complete the Foundation year or Access year? So I'll just end up doing the same thing surely? Where's the logic?
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    (Original post by MumfordSons19)
    A little while ago I posted a thread stating that I was unsuccessful on getting onto 3 foundation degree courses. I got a response from the University today and they said I was not eligible for the course? Even though I meet the entry requirements. They even suggested that I complete an Access course in college and apply for a year one entry degree next year. I'm so confused. Isn't a Foundation degree and Access course the same? And also I'll just be moving onto a year 1 entry degree course after I complete the Foundation year or Access year? So I'll just end up doing the same thing surely? Where's the logic?
    A foundation degree and a foundation year are two completely different things.

    A foundation degree is a two year vocational qualification in it's own right. It will say 'Fdg' under what qualification it is. Usually run at colleges and you can if you want to go onto 'top up' to a bachelors at the college's partner uni. Foundation degrees often require A levels or access courses to gain entry.

    A foundation year on the other hand is a year to get you up to standard before moving onto a BSc or BA, and it almost always guarantees you can move onto the degree as long as you pass the year. Foundation years sometimes require certain A levels to gain entry, but not always.
 
 
 
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