foundation degree


The foundation degree is a qualification combining academic study at a college or university with experience in a particular area of work such as arboriculture. Entry requirements are not fixed; colleges and universities may take account of experience and other achievements. The foundation degree is equivalent to the Higher National Diploma (which it has largely supplanted) or to the first two years of a first degree, and is at level 5 of the qualifications and credit framework.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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