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So I have just received my grades and I could not make it into my chosen university.
I have found an offer for a course at a more local university. Is it possible to do a year there for a Foundation Year, obtain a Certificate of Higher Education then with that, apply for a Bachelors Degree at a different university?
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So I have just received my grades and I could not make it into my chosen university.
I have found an offer for a course at a more local university. Is it possible to do a year there for a Foundation Year, obtain a Certificate of Higher Education then with that, apply for a Bachelors Degree at a different university?
A foundation year would not include credits at the right level for a CertHE

It's possible to apply to start another degree using a foundation year but it requires the foundation year to be recognised as sufficient preparation by the new university.
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A foundation year would not include credits at the right level for a CertHE

It's possible to apply to start another degree using a foundation year but it requires the foundation year to be recognised as sufficient preparation by the new university.
Okay. I see. I want to do a year at one university then transfer to the one I originally wanted to go to, but didn't meet the requirements.

There are also courses called Foundation Degrees. Are those the same as a degree with an intergrated foundation year?
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Okay. I see. I want to do a year at one university then transfer to the one I originally wanted to go to, but didn't meet the requirements.

There are also courses called Foundation Degrees. Are those the same as a degree with an intergrated foundation year?
A foundation degree is a two year course equivalent to an HND or the first two years of a degree.
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A foundation degree is a two year course equivalent to an HND or the first two years of a degree.
Is it possible to start a Foundation course, then complete only the first year for a Certificate of Higher Education? I'm not too sure on the different options there are. Would this certificate seem acceptable to other universities when applying there for a degree?
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Is it possible to start a Foundation course, then complete only the first year for a Certificate of Higher Education? I'm not too sure on the different options there are. Would this certificate seem acceptable to other universities when applying there for a degree?
To get a CertHE you would need to complete the foundation year AND year 1 of the course. Foundation year credits aren't high enough level to get a CertHE.

You can use a foundation year to transfer elsewhere but any transfer is only agreed based on the compatibility of the courses.
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To get a CertHE you would need to complete the foundation year AND year 1 of the course. Foundation year credits aren't high enough level to get a CertHE.

You can use a foundation year to transfer elsewhere but any transfer is only agreed based on the compatibility of the courses.
Okay, let's take this example. I want to enrol for Mechanical Engineering with an Intergrated Foundation Year at a university. I had to choose this university because I couldn't reach the required grades at the one I wanted to study at. If I were to do the foundation year there, would I then be able to apply for Mechanical Engineering at the university I would have wanted to study at after that year.

There is also another university that also offers Mechanical Engineering as a Bachelors with Honours.

The reason for the change in universities is because since my grades weren't high enough, I would have to look for others that would and the ones that I have found aren't the best with their research facilities and aren't really universities that specialise in engineering.
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So I have just received my grades and I could not make it into my chosen university.
I have found an offer for a course at a more local university. Is it possible to do a year there for a Foundation Year, obtain a Certificate of Higher Education then with that, apply for a Bachelors Degree at a different university?
you would NOT get a cert HE from a foundation year

a foundation year is QCF level 3

a Cert HE is QCF level 4

some HEIs will accept a foundation year / year 0 studied elsewhere for year 1 entry .
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you would NOT get a cert HE from a foundation year

a foundation year is QCF level 3

a Cert HE is QCF level 4

some HEIs will accept a foundation year / year 0 studied elsewhere for year 1 entry .
The thing is, I want to study only for one year at a HEI because I couldn't get into a better one, and most that are looking for low grades aren't the best with research facilities and don't really specialise in engineering, which is what I want to do.

I guess my best bet is to start a Bachelors with Honours degree then withdraw after my first year there.
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Is it possible to start a Foundation course, then complete only the first year for a Certificate of Higher Education? I'm not too sure on the different options there are. Would this certificate seem acceptable to other universities when applying there for a degree?
'foundation course' =/= first year of Foundation Degree / first year of a DipHe / First year of a HND / Cert HE
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A foundation degree is a two year course equivalent to an HND or the first two years of a degree.
however , despite both using the word Foundation in their titles , a Foundation Course is QCF3 and a Foundation Degree is QCF4+5
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If you left a lesser uni in the first year of a degree course you would be entitled to a Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits at Level). You could then apply to join the first year of a degree at alot of other uni's (meaning trying your first choice again).
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If you left a lesser uni in the first year of a degree course you would be entitled to a Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits at Level). You could then apply to join the first year of a degree at alot of other uni's (meaning trying your first choice again).
Not all universities offer an entitlement to early exit awards.
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