Foundation Degrees & Higher National Diplomas

University Level Courses

Course Overview

  • Equivalent to two years of a traditional honours degree. A Foundation Degree is a qualification in itself and many students gain employment or decide to study for one more year by doing a “Top-Up” honours course.
  • An HND is a work-related course and is the equivalent of two years at university. Like a Foundation Degree you can study one more year and achieve a Bachelors Degree at a university.
  • Validated by the University of Brighton
  • Given a Silver award as a Higher Education Provider according to the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework

Entry requirements:

  • English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (academic) with 6.0 in writing.
  • Successful completion of senior secondary school, A Levels or a Foundation course or equivalent.

Courses available:




Catering Management

Complementary Healthcare

Digital Media Design

Music Production and Creative Recording

Sport Coaching and Development

Health and Social Care

Broadcast Journalism

Creative Media Production


Designer Maker (Craft)

Fine Art

Graphic Design

Hospitality Management

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are classified as adults in respect of their eligibility for this course, they are subject to stricter rules on supervision, details of which can be found here.

Please note there is a public holiday on 4 May 2020 when the college is closed. The college is also closed one day each term for staff training.

If you are a Visa National, we recommend that you contact our International Admissions office (Eastbourne and Lewes) or (Hastings) for advice before choosing your course, study duration, and visa type. We also suggest that you visit the following website:

Start dates
6 Sep 2021 - 24 June 2022

2 years

min. age
18 years old

all campuses

How to apply for

International courses