Definitions for "Foundation degree"
Foundation degrees are vocational higher education courses which can be taken in England. They take two years to complete full time, or longer part time, and with some further study can be topped-up to a relevant Honours degree.
Covers work-related topics and takes two years of full-time study; can also be done part-time while working. Option to convert to a full degree with further study.
A vocational degree, which is two years full-time or three years if taken as a sandwich course. A foundation degree can lead straight on to a first degree, which could be completed in twelve months. Entry requirements are at least one A level (or equivalent) or a vocational qualification at level 3, e.g. NVQ.