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Foundation Degree Forward

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Fundation Degree Forward (FDF)

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Established in 2003 by DfES, foundation degree forward (fdf) was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop innovative approaches to the creation of Foundation degrees. In particular there was concern that adaptation or conversion of existing courses would not lead to the kind of employer-supported programmes that the qualification was designed to generate

fdf seeked to stimulate, support and sustain employer partnerships with higher education in order to meet the demands of workforce development, business improvement and the knowledge economy.


Foundation Degree Forward website


Date added

20th Feb 2009