With so much choice and with different levels of qualifications it can be difficult to decide the best route for you. The chart opposite will help you work out the level at which you are currently studying and the level you are aiming for. Course levels are indicated on each course page.
A Foundation Degree combines both academic and vocational skills. The full-time route is studied over two years. Part-time options are usually over three years.
A completed Foundation Degree (240 credits) is the equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree which are normally packaged in to 20 credit modules.
In this way you build and accumulate credits towards your final Degree. After completing the Foundation Degree you can enter or continue in employment or choose a top-up Degree to achieve a full Degree.
If you have already achieved an HNC or HND you may be able to use the credit from these to move on to a Foundation Degree or BA top-up. If you are unsure about this do come and ask us for advice.
Top-up Degrees are ideal if you have already successfully completed a HND or Foundation Degree and want to progress to a full Degree through one year’s full-time study or over two years part-time.
Employers and universities appreciate the value of professional qualifications, for example AAT, which are recognised and shaped by industry and are an alternative route into a specific profession.These higher level courses are included in this directory to enable you to make an informed choice regarding this important step in your professional career.
NVQs enable those in employment to use all their current, relevant work experiences as evidence towards a higher level qualification, demonstrating how higher level knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace. Visit http://www.tyrotraining.co.uk for available courses and more information.