Higher Education

Study for a Foundation Degree whilst you are working

Foundation Degrees are Higher Education qualifications that combine academic study with workplace learning.  They are designed jointly by universities, colleges and employers and are available in a range of work-related subjects. Foundation Degrees are at intermediate level in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Alton College works with the University of Portsmouth to provide specialist Foundation Degree courses in our areas of expertise.  Our course teachers are all highly qualified and experienced in delivering these higher level qualifications. 

The courses are delivered on site at  Alton College on a part-time basis.  This allows students to be working whilst they study, and importantly have the opportunity to put their learning in to practice in the workplace.

 We currently offer the following courses:

For employers, Foundation Degrees can offer a cost-effective way of up-skilling your workforce, assisting in staff succession planning.  They also increase the competitiveness of the business by bringing new ideas and creating new opportunities to improve range, quality and service.  Entry requirements for the courses vary, and professional experience and prior learning are taken in to account.  Follow the links to see course specific details.

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Whether you are an employer or an individual,  get in touch to find out more by raising a Hub ticket.

Just click on the logo below to ask your question. We'll get back to you by email as soon as we can and you'll be able to track the progress of your enquiry. 

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Other ways to get in touch

  • By phone: 01420 592200
  • By fax: 01420 592253
  • By email: help@altoncollege.ac.uk
  • By post: Student Hub, Alton College, Old Odiham Road, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2LX

If you are looking to study a Degree course but haven't yet gained the entry requirements that you need, you may be interested in our Access to Higher Education programme.  This is a part-time course studied over one year which prepares you for university study in health related professions. 

For other courses you can also visit our Adult Education pages.