hiya thank you for the link ive seen these before and im confused on what external foundation programme from other unis mean
It's as written - foundation programs offered by other unis. It's only applicable if you have done your foundation year somewhere else and want to transfer onto Aston's course. For example here's their requirements for optometry if you take an external foundation program:
We consider external foundation programmes for entry into our year 1 programmes on a case-by-case basis. We will always require applicants to have met the following criteria prior to application:
5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including Maths (at grade B) and English.
ABB in any subjects OR
BBB where two subjects must be from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics.
Any conditional offers made will be based on meeting a specific grade in your foundation programme. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications.