At West Nottinghamshire college, we have worked hard to ensure that our foundation degrees are rooted in our vocational strength and the needs of local employers. The good work done by my college is, I am sure, replicated by many others.
I agree with the sentiment that such degrees should be FE qualifications, owned by colleges who would offer them as a modular pick-and-mix package to suit busy employees and employers. This flexibility could make the qualification better. By all means let's look at ways in which the system can be improved, but let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.
Principal, West Nottinghamshire college
Derby Road, Mansfield