A foundation degree is a higher education qualification underpinned by employer involvement in the development of vocational skills and knowledge.
Foundation degrees equip learners with the skills and knowledge relevant to their employment and the needs of employers.
SkillsActive has developed a foundation degree sector framework which covers:
- Health and fitness
- Playwork (separate framework)
- Sports development
- Sports management
The framework provides employer-led sector specific advice on aspects of foundation degree design and delivery such as entry, progression, learning outcomes, links to national occupational standards, professional bodies and work-based learning.
Development of a playwork foundation degree framework has taken place separately to that of the rest of active leisure and learning, with information found on the playwork foundation degree framework page.