A Foundation Degree is a nationally-recognised degree qualification in its own right, and can also lead onto the final year of an Honours Degree programme.
Why Study at Oaklands?
By choosing to study at Oaklands College, you will have access to a wide range of services and facilities at Oaklands as well as having access to facilities at the University of Hertfordshire, including:
- Learning Resource Centre (LRC) – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during term time
- Sports Village – take advantage of excellent health, fitness and swimming facilities
- StudyNet – a virtual learning environment providing online course materials
- Hertfordshire Students' Union – join a club, meet new people and enjoy a taste of university life
University of Hertfordshire achieved gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018.
Foundation Degree Courses
Foundation Degrees validated by the University of Hertfordshire and delivered by Oaklands College:
This two-year programme is designed to provide the essential skills, knowledge and understanding of business which will enable students to enter employment and/or progress to an honours top-up in Business disciplines. The programme offers an education in general business and management which puts emphasis on personal development and employability.
This two-year programme is designed to develop your understanding of the role and use of accounting within business and business decision making. You will cover accounting techniques and explore how to prepare financial statements for different types of business enterprise. Additionally, it will develop your understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; marketing and human resources.
You will study the principles of marketing and marketing communications as well as developing an strategic awareness of how marketers develop products and services to build a superior value proposition. You will also examine how decisions are made and how they impact the organisation. You will also be able to work on a work based learning project, giving you hands-on experience.
If you've got experience in childcare and would like to build on this by gaining a qualification, our Foundation degree in Early Years is designed for you. It's been developed in full consultation with employers.
We offer Higher Education courses across a wide range of subject areas, both academic and vocational.