Higher Education In this section Studying higher education Programmes Foundation degree programmes Top-up degree programmes Professional qualifications Higher Apprenticeships Research & Scholarly Activity HE Development Projects Student life The higher education application journey The Open University regulations Our foundation degree programmes FdA Business & Management Part Time This foundation degree will help you to progress your career or get your foot on the management ladder. FdA Childhood Studies & Professional Practice Full Time This course combines practical and theoretical learning to help you develop expert skills and knowledge for working with children. FdA Childhood Studies & Professional Practice Part Time This course combines practical and theoretical learning to help you develop expert skills and knowledge for working with children. FdA Counselling Part Time This programme will prepare you to become a professional counsellor and help you to help others cope with a wide variety of problems and issues. FdA Event Management Full Time This exciting programme will help you pursue a career in the rapidly expanding events management industry. FdA Film & Media Production Full Time This programme is an industry focused qualification that aims to prepare you for work in a variety of roles within the film and media industry. FdA Graphic Design Full Time Delivered by industry experienced staff, this programme is designed in partnership with employers and will prepare you for employment, or self-employment, as a professional designer. FdA Housing & Community Studies Part Time If you are already employed as a housing officer, or another similar role in the housing and communities sector, you will be able to benefit from the professional development opportunities that this programme offers. FdA Public & Community Services Full Time This foundation degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in demand by public service employers such as the Police, the Armed Forces, Fire and Ambulance services and the Prison Service. FdA Roots and Popular Music Full Time This exciting new programme is ideal for musicians who want to further their knowledge of roots and popular music. FdA Supporting Learning & Teaching Part Time This programme will help you to play an important role in creating a thriving learning environment either in the classroom as a learning support assistant, teaching assistant or another related role in this rewarding sector. FdA Tourism Management Full Time This contemporary programme is taught by industry specialists with considerable experience in the industry. FdA Visual Arts Full Time This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and creative skills required to successfully develop a career within visual arts. FdSc Applied Business Computing Full Time This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop and support web-based and commercial systems to an advanced level. FdSc Applied Health & Social Care (Adults) Full Time This programme will give you the knowledge and skills to explore diverse health and social care issues. FdSc Applied Sport & Exercise Science Full Time Get your career in sport off to the best start with this foundation degree. This programme provides learners with a challenging and high quality teaching experience. FdSc Computing with Networking Full Time This programme recognises the massive growth in networks and connectivity driven by the popularity of the internet, in addition to the software systems that run on these networks. FdSc Cyber Security Full Time This programme recognises that security is a vital requirement of computer-based systems, and with the significant growth in the number of security related incidents and threats, the demand for skills in cyber security is growing rapidly.