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Kickstart your Career

Take your first steps with a foundation degree at NTU in Mansfield.

We've built our foundation degrees with the local job market in mind. Each of our courses is relevant, hands-on and work focused to give you the best opportunity to go into higher education or straight into work. Whether you want to become a personal trainer, care worker or entrepreneur, we’re here to help.

Find out more at one of our Virtual Open Days and browse the career and placement opportunities for each course below.

Campus tours

We're running student-led tours of our Mansfield site to allow small groups to safely see the buildings you’ll use at NTU.

Tours are available on Wednesday 2 June and Saturday 19 June.

 

An Introduction to NTU in Mansfield

Sarah Mayfield, Head of Mansfield Hub, tells us more about what to expect at NTU in Mansfield

What is a foundation degree?

Foundation degrees focus on a specific job or profession. You can build important knowledge and technical skills during your two-year course. Once you’ve finished, you can top up your qualification to a Bachelor’s-level degree or move straight into work!

Entry grades are also lower for foundation degrees, giving you more leeway to get started. All our courses require DDE at A-level, or MPP in your diploma. You also need grade C/4 in GCSE-level Maths and English. Some subjects have additional requirements, so visit our course pages for more detailed info.

Take your next step...

FdA Business

With an FdA in Business, study for an extra year and you’ll get your BA (Hons) Business.

With this course you can start your career path towards roles such as Marketing Assistant, Finance Assistant, Human Resources Officer or Customer Service Manager.

FdA Criminal Justice

With an FdA in Criminal Justice, study for an extra year and you’ll get your BA (Hons) Criminology course.

With this course you can start your career path towards roles such as Welfare Rights Advisor, Probation Practitioner, Prison Officer and Police Officer.

FdA Education

With an FdA in Education, study for an extra year and you’ll get your BA (Hons) Education course.

With this course you can start your career path towards roles such as Teaching Assistant Early Year Educator, Childminder or Primary and Nursery Teacher.

FdSc Sport and Exercise Science

With an FdSc in Sport and Exercise Science, study for an extra year and you’ll get your BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course.

With this course you can start your career path towards roles such as Fitness Instructor, Sport coaches, instructors and officials, Sports Scientist or Sports Physiotherapist.

FdA Working with Children, Young People and Families

With an FdA in Working with Young People, Children and Families, study for an extra year and you’ll get your BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families.

With this course you can start your career path towards roles such as Pastoral Support Officer, Family Support Worker or Primary and Nursery Teacher.

Have a look at our other courses

At NTU in Mansfield we don't just offer foundation degrees.  Take a look below at our nursing and paramedicine courses.

Don't just take our word for it...

Hear from some of our students at NTU in Mansfield.