What’s Foundation year in universityWatch
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i haven't heard of any for disciplines other than medicine, but maybe some other users could add more examples!
Lets say you wanted to do a BsC of Management at Nottingham University (my course lol) (requires AAB)
But only got BBC in your A levels.
You could then apply to do a foundation year through Kaplan (private and pricey) or apply to Nottingham foundation directly...(limited spaces) and make a three year degree a four year experience, of one year spent just to qualify you, rather then going to Nottingham Trent with your BBC.