Qualifications explained

UCW now offers around 50 Honours Degrees, Master’s Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Honours Top-ups, Apprenticeships and Higher National Certificates and Diplomas across a range of subject areas, all designed all around the needs of students and employers.

Our course pages include information on how each of our courses are taught and assessed.

Worth 240 credits and equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s/Honours degree, Foundation degrees combine academic study with work-based learning and often include a work experience element. Foundation degrees at UCW also have employer input at the design, implementation and validation stages – so students know that they gain the skills and experiences that companies are looking for. Foundation degrees are Level 5 qualifications, however it may be possible to achieve a Certificate of Higher Education at Level 4 if you complete only 120 credits of a Foundation degree.