Top up your degree – Foundation & HND

Confetti offers students who have gained a Higher National Diploma (HND) or foundation degree the chance to top up their qualification to a full bachelor’s degree in your chosen subject.

Below, we explain the benefits of applying to top up your qualification with us and why it could be worth it to you.

What’s next after a Foundation Degree?

After completing two years you will graduate with an FdSc/FdA qualification and choose whether you want to continue and enroll on a top up year for a full BSc qualification or whether you would rather stop your education and start your creative career. Here at Confetti, we offer the chance to top up your HND or foundation degree by joining our BA/BSc courses by direct entry into year 2 or 3 through UCAS (Confetti students can apply through their current tutor), depending upon your qualification and experience.

Why should you top up your Foundation Degree?

A bachelor’s degree is a great choice if you’re looking to gain a full Level 6 qualification. This type of degree is perfect for you if you prefer a more theoretical approach to your studies combined with significant elements of practice. You’ll also need a full bachelor’s degree to apply for graduate schemes or graduate-level jobs…a significant number of foundation graduates decide to top up for this reason. Topping up will also demonstrate to an employer that you have the academic, organizational and management skills needed for your chosen career path.

What’s next after a Higher National Diploma?

Although a Higher National Diploma (HND) is an excellent qualification in itself, depending on your career ambitions, you may decide that it’s worth studying a little longer for a BA/BSc degree. The practical skills gained from a HND can be enough to forge a career, but many students use the qualification as a stepping stone to an honours degree. Here at Confetti, we offer the chance to top up your HND or foundation degree by joining our BA/BSc courses by direct entry into year 2 or 3 through UCAS (Confetti students can apply through their current tutor), depending upon your qualification and experience.

What are the benefits of topping up?

There are a number of benefits in topping up your current qualification to one of our bachelor’s degrees. HND graduates are, in most cases, qualified to enroll on the final year of our BSc/BA degree courses. This can help with becoming fully qualified and skilled for a role in the creative industries, or to continue pursuing an area of interest. You’ll also need a full bachelor’s degree to apply for graduate schemes or graduate-level jobs…a significant number of HND graduates decide to top up for this reason. Topping up will also demonstrate to an employer that you have the academic, organizational and management skills needed for your chosen career path.

Why you should choose to top up at Confetti?

Want to top up? Here's how...

To top up your HND or foundation degree, you can apply for our BSc/BA degree course through UCAS using the course code and when asked, choose to apply for ‘Year 3’. If your previous qualifications don’t quite fit our final year you might be offered a place on our ‘Year 2’.

To find out if you’re eligible to join Year 3, please email us your foundation degree/HND transcript to topup@confetti.ac.uk. This will help with matching your previous modules to our current bachelor’s degrees.

How to apply

Applications for topping up your HND/foundation degree must be made through UCAS. Apply using the BSc/BA degree course code and when asked, choose to enter Year 3. Find out more about how to start an application, write a personal statement and the deadlines on our Application page.

Want to know more? Email topup@confetti.ac.uk or call 0115 952 2075.