The College of West Anglia

A guide to qualifications (HE version)

Qualifications Entry requirements Part-time Full-time
Postgraduate Appropriate degree  tick2  tick2
Full Degrees BA/BSc including Diploma Higher Education Appropriate level 3  tick2  tick2
Foundation Degrees Appropriate level 3 or suitable employment experience  tick2  tick2
Higher National Certificate (HNC) Higher National Diploma (HND) Appropriate level 3 qualification or relevant job role  tick2  tick2
City & Guilds Relevant work experience or C&G level 3  tick2
NVQ’s 4-5 Relevant work experience or NVQ level 3  tick2


Most undergraduate degree courses lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) qualification.

Foundation Degrees (FdA) and Higher National Diplomas (HND)

FdAs and HNDs provide an alternative route for those not wishing to study for a full bachelor’s degree. Shorter in study time, HNDs and FdAs have a vocational focus. Students can progress to the final year of a degree programme.

See our courses

View a list of all foundation degrees and a full list of all degrees on offer at CWA.