What is a Foundation degree (ECI) ?

The European Foundation Degree is designed in partnership with employers to address local, regional or national skills needs.

It is a  qualification delivered primarily by universities and colleges and occasionally by other organisations (for example, private training providers).

This undergraduate qualification offers a blend of academic and work-based learning, a qualification which allows graduates to use letters after their name such as European FdA, FdSc, FdEng, depending on the course of study.

Originally this degree of excellence was developed for England,  Wales an Northern Ireland, for the history see attached brochure:

UK Foundation Degree Task Force Report to Ministers (2004)
A new type of provision meeting the need for a high quality, intermediate, vocational higher education qualification.
FDTF 1.pdf.pdf
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Together with our partner institutions in Europe, we offer the following courses:
-Academic studies in education
-Social work
-Sport and exercise science
-Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism and transport
-Business studies
-Animal science
-Management studies
-Design studies
-Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship: Health and Social Care