Qualification
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Adventure Leadership

This foundation degree focuses on outdoor adventure sports, and provides you with valuable practical experience, enabling you to pursue a variety of careers in this thrilling sector. The course also…

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Animal Science

This is a wide ranging Foundation Degree that incorporates contemporary issues in the animal science sector, including animal behaviour, welfare, sustainability and conservation. The course focuses on enhancing your employability…

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Applied Animal Science

This course is a top-up to convert the FdSc Animal Science degree (or a Foundation Degree in a similar subject area such as animal management, welfare or conservation) into a…

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Biosciences

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited foundation degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and…

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Business

The HNC Business programme provides a challenging yet rewarding curriculum which addresses major concepts, values, principles and rules within the business, leadership and management environment. Staff qualified in a range…

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Business & Management

This Foundation Degree will equip you with the skills to progress and succeed in a variety of careers within business, providing you with experience in disciplines such as finance, management…

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Child Development and Education

This course is a top-up to convert the FdA Early Years Care and Education degree (or similar) into a full Honours Degree. The course consolidates the skills and knowledge you…

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Civil and Coastal Engineering

Civil engineers will play an integral role in the development of civil infrastructure in the coming years, drawing upon their knowledge to combat the issues presented by growing populations, increased…

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Civil Engineering

This course is a top-up to the FdSc Civil & Coastal Engineering (or similar) into a full honours degree. The course consolidates the skills and knowledge you have previously acquired…

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Coaching (Outdoor Leadership)

This course has been designed for those who have a background and experience in coaching and leadership, who aspire to develop an advanced skillset and work in the sports or…

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Coaching (Sports Performance and Development)

This course has been designed for those who have a background and experience in coaching and leadership, who aspire to develop an advanced skillset and work in the sports or…

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Community Health and Wellbeing

The need to educate people in improving their health and preventing disease has never been greater, with the promotion of health and wellbeing high on the government agenda to address…

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Computing

The IT and computing industries are dynamic, fast-moving and constantly in need of qualified professionals. This Foundation Degree equips you with the skills that employers seek in graduates, and will…

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Criminology and Psychology

This Foundation Degree has been designed to develop your understanding of the nature of crime, society and human behaviour. You will study a range of disciplines, including criminology, psychology, criminal…

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Digital and Technology Solutions

This practical, hands-on programme gives you a solid core of Digital and IT expertise that is totally applicable to needs of industry today. Apprentices obtain a full honours degree alongside…

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Digital Marketing

For September 2019 entry only With digital platforms and mediums continuing to have an increasing impact on our cultural and personal lives, there are more ways than ever before for…

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Diploma in Education and Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification that has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in-service’ qualification designed if you are working or wishing…

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Early Years Care and Education

This Foundation Degree has been designed to provide you with a broad understanding of early years theory and practice, giving you an insight into cultural and contextual changes that influence…

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Education, Development & Society

This top-up year will enhance your understanding of the psychological and sociological factors that impact upon education and development. Students completing this programme may be able to progress successfully on…

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Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering

Technology and robotics are set to drastically alter the national job market over the next few decades, as automated systems become more advanced and take on a greater role across…

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Enhanced Care Work

This course focuses on the social care sector, and provides you with valuable practical experience, enabling you to pursue a variety of careers in this highly demanded and versatile landscape….

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Higher education students.
Enhanced Integrated Care

This course is a top-up to convert the FdSc Healthcare Practice degree (or similar) into a full Honours Degree. The course will enable you to strengthen your existing theoretical and…

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Fashion with Textiles

This foundation degree is a practical exploration of fashion and textiles design, where you will develop skills relating to fashion, design, visualisation, pattern construction, texture, surface and printed textiles. During…

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Film and Photography

This Foundation Degree has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable you to play a significant role in the rapidly expanding digital media…

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Games and Interactive Design

This Foundation Degree concentrates on the technical and artistic use of digital interactive technologies to create games and mobile apps. It provides you with access to a range of software…

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Healthcare Practice (Assistant Practitioner)

This Foundation Degree is designed to provide you with a direct route to becoming an Assistant Practitioner within the NHS, or alternatively form the basis of your studies for preparation…

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History with English

This Foundation Degree is an innovative course that gives you the chance to rediscover the South West of England, casting a new light upon it in a historical, literary and…

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Illustration Arts

This Foundation Degree will provide you with a broad range of skills that will enable you to become an independent and capable illustrator. It will address the practical and professional…

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Law

This Foundation Degree will provide you with the strong understanding of the law, focussing on either law within the business environment or in relation to criminology and criminal justice, depending…

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Leadership and Management

This degree is a third year top-up, designed as a progression route for students who have successfully completed the FdA Business and Management, FdA Digital Marketing, FdSc Healthcare Practice or…

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Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering

This engineering qualification will prepare you to join the growing world of technology by developing the skills you’ll need to succeed and enhancing your career prospects. The programme has been…

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Marine Technologies

This Foundation Degree has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in Naval Architecture, advanced Marine Engineering and utilises South Devon College’s unique facilities and…

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Professional Practice in Construction Operations Management

This Higher Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme, which has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge that are essential for a career in construction operations management,…

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Psychology with Sociology

This Foundation Degree provides you with the opportunity to investigate the interaction between psychological and sociological influences on human behaviour, exploring the cause of behaviours and actions within a wider…

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Sports Coaching and Fitness

The programme will have a more industry focused Coaching and Fitness development flavour to better equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to excel within the dynamic sport…

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Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment

This Foundation Degree, which incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC), has been designed to provide you with the essential skills for working in the multi-disciplined construction sector. There is a…

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Teaching and Learning

This Foundation Degree is focussed on the teaching and learning of children and young people, aged up to 25 years old. It will develop your awareness of current educational issues…

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Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management

For September 2019 entry only If you are interested in the dynamic sectors of tourism, hospitality and events, or are currently employed in the industry and wish to develop your…

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Yacht Operations

This is a unique, industry-driven Foundation Degree designed to prepare you for employment within the marine sector. The course combines recognised practical qualifications with academic study, and equips you with…

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