Foundation degrees: the way forward for ICT in HE – a call for debate on the design, implementation and delivery of ICT Foundation Degrees

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Abstract

This paper is written to promote debate between those UK consortia who are
delivering Foundation Degree programmes in Information and Communication Technologies. It takes as a reference point the Foundation Degree (final draft) benchmark statement issued by the Qualifications Assurance Agency and poses questions about various aspects of this qualification which the author believes will be problematic. It discusses work based learning from both the institutional and practitioner’s viewpoint, the idea of flexible modes of delivery which fit in with the widening participation agenda, ways of making the qualification attractive to
employers and potential students, and finally,
progression to higher qualifications. It
does not offer solutions to any of the
problems: but signposts research being
undertaken by the author in conjunction
with the Higher Education Academy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalItalics
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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