Older foundations

January 30, 2004

How does the value of foundation degrees (Opinion, THES , January 16) compare with the equivalent BTec higher certificates available in many local further education colleges?

These courses do not have the student-loan "advantage" of higher education courses, but students can, by living at home, avoid much expense.

Are foundation degrees promoted just to support the government's 50 per cent agenda?

K. A. Yeomans
Rickmansworth

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