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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

Undergraduate Degrees

We offer a range of undergraduate degrees in partnership with the University of Worcester.

Foundation degrees 

What is a foundation degree?

A foundation degree is the equivalent of the first two years of an honours degree.  It combines academic study with work-based learning.

What could I gain?

The aim of a foundation degree is to provide students with a knowledge base that will enable them to reflect on the skills they need to be effective practitioners in an educational or health setting. 

Why study for a foundation degree with The Learning Institute?

Our foundation degrees are designed to provide students with experiences that could further their careers working with children and young people:

These foundation degrees* are accredited by the University of Worcester, and delivered by The Learning Institute at venues across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and London. 

They are built around a core of modules relevant to each degree, such as those related to academic study skills and research, along with inclusion and diversity. The relevance of these modules to all degrees allows inter-related practitioners to study together in local venues.  Additionally, students from each degree will study modules relevant to their specialism in live online sessions, collaborating with students from all of our teaching venues.  This blended learning approach enables students to share best practice with peers from a diverse range of working environments.

Our foundation degrees are classed as full-time due to their work-based nature, meaning you are entitled to apply for all of the relevant funding available from Student Finance England.  However, your attendance at taught sessions is required for only one day (e.g. 1.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.) per week, and at two student conferences (Friday evening and Saturday) per academic year.

Find out more about our foundation degrees here

*All courses and venues run subject to numbers.

Top-up degrees  

What is a top-up degree?

A top-up degree is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study.  It enables you to top up an existing qualification, such as a foundation degree or HND, in order to obtain a Bachelor's level qualification.  Most courses are either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc). 


Top-up honours degree at The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute currently offers one top-up degree for students who have completed a foundation degree related to education, children's services or mental health:

This top-up degree* includes four specific pathways (Early Years Professional, Inclusive Education, Learning and Education, Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People).  It is accredited by the University of Worcester, and delivered by The Learning Institute at venues across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and London. 

*All courses and venues run subject to numbers.

We regularly host information sessions for anyone interested in studying with The Learning Institute. Please check our Events page for upcoming dates.

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