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Online educational programs are a great way to sharpen your skills and build your knowledge base, without having to worry about the inconveniences of traditional classroom education. A variety of courses may be offered via the World Wide Web, allowing students around the world to learn on their own time.

Many students wonder, just what is an online foundation year? This type of program is designed to give students a solid base for their future higher education experiences. In most cases, this is an introductory program designed to help students prepare for the rigors of higher education, as well as to provide them with essential knowledge they will be able to build upon later on. Foundation years may be offered in a variety of different disciplines, including design, media, or entrepreneurship.

Among the many benefits of an online foundation year are an increased amount of preparation for higher education, as well as a greater level of comfort with advanced courses. A foundation year can also help students sharpen academic skills such as research, communication, and analytical thinking.

The cost of one of these programs will depend on a number of different interacting factors. Be sure that you reach out to the institution you’re considering if you want to the most accurate and up-to-date financial information.

An online foundation year program can prepare students for a variety of different careers. Generally these programs are meant to help students get ready for advanced academic programs, which may lead them to become researchers, teachers, or professors. However, a foundation year can also be used to help someone who is currently working to build their skill set and qualifications. The possibilities are almost endless.

If you want to take an online foundation year, we can help. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production – Online

Academy of Music & Sound
Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production is an ideal platform to develop essential skills in music creation, technology and production while learning how to promote yourself within the modern music industry. [+]

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production is an ideal platform to develop essential skills in music creation, technology and production while learning how to promote yourself within the modern music industry.

The program is validated by the University of Wolverhampton and equivalent to the first 2 years of a BA(Hons).

The FD (Arts) Creative Music Production can help to prepare you for a career as a music producer, studio assistant and/or recording engineer.

How long is it for?

You can choose to study full-time (4 x 12 week semesters studied over 2 years) or part-time (6 x 12 week semesters studied over 3 years)

Who is it for?

This FD (Arts) Creative Music Production is ideal if you wish to progress your studies from a BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma 
in Music or Music Technology and/or ‘A’ level studies
 in performing arts of related subjects.... [-]


Foundation Degree – Music Performance

Academy of Music & Sound
Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years

The AMSonline FD (Arts) Music Performance is an ideal platform to develop essential music performance skills while learning how to promote yourself in a competitive but exciting freelance industry. [+]

Foundation Degree – Music Performance

The AMSonline FD (Arts) Music Performance is an ideal platform to develop essential music performance skills while learning how to promote yourself in a competitive but exciting freelance industry. The program is currently available via Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards and Singer-Songwriter pathways.

The program is validated by the University of Wolverhampton and equivalent to the first 2 years of a BA(hons).

The FD (Arts) Music Performance can help to prepare you for a career as a musical performer, music teacher, music journalist, band manager and session musician.

How long is it?

You can choose to study full-time (4 x 12 week semesters studied over 2 years) or part-time (6 x 12 week semesters studied over 3 years)... [-]


Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 4 - 12 years April 2019 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them, and you’ll open up a huge variety of careers and other opportunities – from controlling processes to interfacing with customers and suppliers. This foundation degree is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them at work. Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or develop software solutions, there’s a study route for you. [+]

The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them, and you’ll open up a huge variety of careers and other opportunities – from controlling processes to interfacing with customers and suppliers. This foundation degree is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them at work. Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or develop software solutions, there’s a study route for you.

Key features of the course A unique work-based qualification Builds on the skills you already have to provide you with a broad-based foundation in computing and IT Builds a solid foundation for further study ... [-]

Graphic Design / Illustration Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

This transformative course has a strong practical focus so if you love branding, design, typography and the dynamic ever-changing language of visual communication, you'll love this course. We will introduce you to the role of the professional graphic designer / Illustrator. [+]

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This transformative course has a strong practical focus so if you love branding, design, typography and the dynamic ever-changing language of visual communication, you'll love this course. We will introduce you to the role of the professional graphic designer / Illustrator. You will enjoy exploring a range of concepts and practices related to design, branding, advertising and applying them to real-life project briefs. You will be taught by industry experts with extensive experience and industry contacts. You will receive unlimited face-to-face, one-to-one tuition empowering you to excel and produce a superior highly original portfolio of designs that will attract the attention of top universities and employers.... [-]


Art & Design Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

This Online Foundation Diploma course will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of art and design and get you into University and the creative careers. If you are provocative, intensely passionate, endlessly creative, unconventional if you have something to say then do this course. [+]

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This Online Foundation Diploma course will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of art and design and get you into University and the creative careers. If you are provocative, intensely passionate, endlessly creative, unconventional, if you have something to say then do this course.

This transformational course is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the profession of Artist or Designer. This exciting course has a strong practical focus, developing not just knowledge and understanding of fine art, cultures and expressive art theory, but also professional skills. Successful graduates earn a Foundation Diploma qualification that is equal to 3 A Levels and is nationally accredited by one of the UK's largest vocational awarding bodies, ABC Awards.... [-]


Foundation Degree in Engineering

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 9 years April 2019 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Engineering plays a central role in every aspect of our lives – from the built environment, electricity generation and transport networks to smartphones and bicycles. If you’re working in engineering-related employment at a technical level and would like to boost your career, this foundation degree is for you. [+]

Engineering plays a central role in every aspect of our lives – from the built environment, electricity generation and transport networks to smartphones and bicycles. If you’re working in engineering-related employment at a technical level and would like to boost your career, this foundation degree is for you. A step up from a level 3 advanced apprenticeship, it combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace.

Key features of the course Applies the study of engineering fundamentals like energy, design, manufacturing, materials, mechanics and structural analysis, to the solution of real-life problems Develops your skills in mathematics which is key to the successful study of engineering Builds on your existing skills and experience from your current employment in engineering to support your professional development plans Includes a TWI route in materials fabrication for students who have recently completed a TWI welding diploma Builds a solid foundation for further study ... [-]

Photography Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

This stimulating and transformative photography course will empower you to enter the profession of photography. It will shape your identity as a photographer who possesses the confidence and skills to challenge the contemporary practice. [+]

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This stimulating and transformative photography course will empower you to enter the profession of photography. It will shape your identity as a photographer who possesses the confidence and skills to challenge the contemporary practice. Our expert tutors will teach you the technical skills necessary to expand your ideas through a set of course projects, from analogue to the latest digital technologies. Our one-to-one face-to-face unlimited tuition will help you to develop a highly personal and original conceptual approach to your practice and complete the programme with a superior portfolio as well as the professional knowledge to launch your career in photography or continue in education to university.... [-]


Foundation Degree in Counselling

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 12 years August 2019 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

The value of counselling to improve wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. From everyday worries to serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, counsellors and psychotherapists are helping us cope. [+]

The value of counselling to improve wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. From everyday worries to serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, counsellors and psychotherapists are helping us cope.

This foundation degree, developed in partnership with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), will prepare you to become a professional counsellor – equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.

Key features of the course Enables you to qualify as a professional counsellor Combines prior work-based learning at a local college with OU knowledge-based modules If you already have the required CPCAB qualifications, you can top up to the foundation degree by studying just the OU theory modules Builds a solid foundation for further study Course details ... [-]

Architectural Design Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

The Online Foundation Diploma in Architectural design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the profession of Architecture. [+]

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The Online Foundation Diploma in Architectural design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the profession of Architecture. This exciting course has a strong practical focus, developing not just knowledge and understanding of architectural design and design theory, but also professional design skills. Successful graduates earn a Foundation Diploma qualification that is equal to 3 A Levels and is nationally accredited by one of the UK's largest vocational awarding bodies, ABC Awards.

Equally valuable, graduates achieve a specialist portfolio that expresses their personal brand of architectural design, enabling access to top universities and employment as a professional qualified architectural designer.... [-]


Fine Art Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

This Online Foundation Diploma in Fine Art will reveal who and what you are! If you want to know then study this practical highly expressive course. If you are provocative, intensely passionate, endlessly creative, unconventional if you have something to say then do this course. [+]

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This Online Foundation Diploma in Fine Art will reveal who and what you are! If you want to know then study this practical highly expressive course. If you are provocative, intensely passionate, endlessly creative, unconventional if you have something to say then do this course. If you want something less personal and more about skills and design in painting and drawing study the art and design foundation diploma.

This transformational course is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the profession of Artist. This exciting course has a strong practical focus, developing not just knowledge and understanding of fine art, cultures and expressive art theory, but also professional skills. Successful graduates earn a Foundation Diploma qualification that is equal to 3 A Levels and is nationally accredited by one of the UK's largest vocational awarding bodies, ABC Awards.... [-]


Interior Design Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

The Online Foundation Diploma in Interior Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the interior design professions. [+]

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The Online Foundation Diploma in Interior Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the interior design professions. This exciting course has a strong practical focus, developing not just knowledge and understanding of interior design and design theory, but also professional design skills. Successful graduates earn a Foundation Diploma qualification that is equal to 3 A Levels and is nationally accredited by the UK's largest vocational awarding body, ABC Awards.

Equally valuable, graduates achieve a specialist portfolio that expresses their personal brand of interior design, enabling access to top universities and employment as a professional qualified interior designer.... [-]


Fashion & Textiles Design Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be fashion or textile designers, footwear designers, stylists, make-up artists, fashion photographers, buyers, journalists and managers. [+]

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The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be fashion or textile designers, footwear designers, stylists, make-up artists, fashion photographers, buyers, journalists and managers. This exciting and transformative course gives students the skills they need, providing them with unique insights into the dynamics of this ever-evolving industry.

This stimulating course has a strong practical focus, developing not just skills, knowledge and understanding of cultures, design and design theory, but also the development of challenging ideas that provoke conventional fashion and create a dazzling and beautiful future today.... [-]


Illustration Foundation Diploma

Online College of Art & Design
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Stevenage

This stimulating course has a strong practical focus, embracing a broad range of approaches and media, across contexts such as editorial, illustration, or sequential narrative. [+]

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The Online Foundation Diploma in Illustration is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be Illustrators. This exciting course gives students the confidence and skills to create fluent, individual and highly creative illustrations for their portfolio.

This stimulating course has a strong practical focus, embracing a broad range of approaches and media, across contexts such as editorial, illustration, or sequential narrative. All this is further underpinned by contextual studies and the development of students' professional persona and identity.

Successful graduates earn a Foundation Diploma qualification that is equal to 3 A Levels and is nationally accredited by the UK's largest vocational awarding body, ABC Awards.... [-]