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.
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.
FdA Health and Social Care
With an FdA in Health and Social Care, study for an extra year and you’ll get your BA (Hons) Health and Social Care. You can also transfer to BA (Hons) Social Work from the foundation degree.
With this course you can start your career path towards roles such as Care Worker, Welfare and Housing Associate, Care Home Manager, Residential Social Worker or Mental Health Support Worker.
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.