A Foundation degree is a two year vocational higher education qualification, which equates to the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree. These courses are a qualification in their own right. They are ideal if you wish to combine your academic studies with a strong real-world practical element, including a work placement. You may not be sure if you want to commit to taking a full degree, or perhaps don’t have the traditional entry requirements for a Bachelor’s degree. Foundation degrees are designed for those who wish to develop their skills in the workplace and grow their academic abilities at the same time.
Cirencester College has developed and delivered degree programmes in collaboration with the RAU for many years, offering students the combined expertise and facilities from both institutions. As well as potentially saving on living costs by staying close to home, the RAU offer a suite of bursaries and scholarships, including the Cirencester scholarship for local students and their Core, Support and Widening Access support bursaries (many College students would be eligible for the latter) https://www.rau.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding-your-time-at-university/bursaries-awards-scholarships.