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Foundation Degrees

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many foundation degree courses in English institutions were previously on offer as higher national certificates and higher national diplomas. (214004)

This information is not held centrally. Higher national certificates and higher national diplomas have served employers well in the past, but the numbers applying for these courses have been declining in recent years. Foundation degrees are a modern qualification, developed in partnership with employers to address high-level skill needs, and their popularity is evident through the growth to 73,000 current students.