Our foundation degrees, delivered in partnership with the University of Plymouth, are equivalent to studying for the ﬁrst two years of an Honours Degree at university. They are designed in collaboration with employers and offer you the opportunity to combine academic study with the skills and attributes needed in the workplace.
When studied full-time, foundation degrees are two-year courses. Many of our courses are also offered on a part-time basis (usually three years), which can provide greater ﬂexibility and the opportunity to carry on with work while you study. Some employers fund student fees and provide time to study where the course is considered of relevance to their business.
Petroc’s foundation degree courses are designed with built-in progression routes to Honours Degrees at the University of Plymouth and other institutions, including Petroc.
Assessment for our degrees is carried out using a variety of methods including exams and essays, practical and creative tasks, presentations, reﬂective journals and research and project work.