Foundation Degree Awarding Powers

South Devon College is honoured to have been granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (FDAP) following detailed and critical inspection by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. This prestigious development means that from September 2019, the College will be able to award its own foundation degrees for students studying at University Centre South Devon.

The College has a long-standing history supporting the local community and region, working with businesses and the industry. These new powers will affirm South Devon College’s role and position, among the largest providers of college based higher education in the country. Less than 10 further education colleges in the UK currently have these powers, strengthening South Devon College’s reputation as a high quality provider of higher professional and technical education.

Having these powers will enable South Devon College to have a greater ability to create and tailor programmes with its employer partners, developing the workforces required to drive those businesses forward. What students will benefit from is a brilliant learning experience with relevant work skills being embedded to facilitate great careers and drive local economic growth.

The College will continue its partnership with University of Plymouth in the same way it has done for over 30 years, including providing progression on to honours and continue delivering their successful foundation and bachelor top up degrees.