Foundation courses i.e. HND, PGD or pre-masters etc. build foundations to start undergraduate & postgraduate degree education.
The study gives students the opportunity to prepare for either undergraduate or postgraduate programme with pre-knowledge in the intended programme and level of study. Foundation courses are taken by students who do not qualify for direct degree programmes.
Access courses are also foundation courses that enable students to gain access to higher level programme of study. For International Students access courses are normally at level 3. Students who do not have GCE A Levels may need to take this course before they fulfil entry requirements for higher level course.