Foundation Programmes

Pathways towards studying a full degree.

At Roehampton our courses are designed with you in mind, which is why we have a range of options for students looking for pathways towards studying a full degree.

Our Foundation Studies: Certifcate of Higher Education (CertHE) courses are equivalent to 120 levels at Level 4 and are the same as the first year of a full-time degree. They are one-year programmes that will give you the skills and confidence you need for a particular profession, or academic subject or job. On completion you are awarded a CertHE, a standalone qualification you can use to help you enhance your career or use as a stepping stone towards studying for an undergraduate degree.

We also offer many of our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year, meaning you will enrol on a four year programme of study. This option gives you the academic and practical experience and skills you need to successfully complete your chosen degree.

If you’re an international student, our one-year International Foundation Programme, is designed to give you the knowledge and skills of our foundation year, with the added support you need to enhance the English language skills you need to successfully progress in higher education in the UK.

Foundation Studies: Certificate of Higher Education

Get the foundational learning, knowledge and skills to successfully complete your chosen degree and get the career you want.

A one-year Foundation Studies:Cerificate of Higher Education (CertHE) will:

  • Give you knowledge in the subject you want to study
  • Build your confidence and personal strengths
  • Develop your ability to adapt your knowledge and skills in the workplace

Once you've completed the year, you can progress onto a degree that is related to your Foundation Studies: CertHE.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be given personal study and career support, in a friendly and welcoming community, where you can develop your interest outside your studies. 

Are you a mature student looking to return to higher education but unsure about committing to three or four years? Are you wanting to start a degree, but aren’t sure exactly what subject to commit to?

This programme is for you. It's just one year, so you will get a full taste of university life to give you the insights you need to decide whether to pursue a full degree. And if not? On successful completion you are awarded a CertHE which you can use to further your career ambitions or return to studies later in life.

Undergraduate courses with a foundation year

Degrees with foundation years

We also offer a wide range of undergraduate courses with a foundation year.

The subject-specific modules offered will give you a strong introduction of what you will learn on your degree.  

The foundation year takes place at the beginning of a degree and extends your studies by a year. 

How you'll be taught

International Foundation Programme

If you're an international student, our year long International Foundation Programme will provide you with a route onto your chosen undergraduate degree in the UK.

Our passionate and committed staff will help you develop your academic, employability and general skills through lectures, seminars and workshops.

As your English language and study skills improve, you'll be prepared for studying an undergraduate degree.

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Continuing Education

Our range of vocational qualifications will provide you with alternative pathways into your chosen career.

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