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Reply 1
I would think it would be a HNC if you did it for one year?

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Reply 2
The info on the back of the results cert/pass letter/transcript from the OU says foundation courses
at equivalent to/ graded at about A level standard.

Rgds

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Reply 3
They ceased being compulsory many years ago (I started at Level 2 6 years ago) However: Some Named
Degrees, have a number of courses you must do. There is AFAIK no way around those.

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Reply 4
one foundation approxes in breath to about 2 A levels seem to recall "Hugh Pearce"
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Reply 5
Many conventional universities do a foundation year for those with poorer grades than say 3 A'levels
at CCC or above. I would say the OU foundation (60points) is similar to those.

When I did an OU degree I always wondered how they compared with conventional degrees. From
experience they're good enough to get onto an MSc course and get good job interview.

Also I hear the BBC tv OU programmes are going to stop - is this true?
Reply 6
Thanks to all those that replied. Got it straight from the OU that a first year Foundation course at
60 points is about the same as having 2 A levels. They also cited the fact that the Nursing
profession accept a 60 point course in lieu of 2 A levels when recruiting...so if it's good enough
for them....!

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