Applied Foundation Degree recognised by Higher Apprenticeship framework


​The first students to graduate from the Foundation Degree in November, 2015. Marian​ne Hurford, James Pepper, & Shaun Guy.

​Cardiff Metropolitan University and Acorn Recruitment's Foundation Degree has recently been accepted as part of the level 5 Management Higher Apprenticeship framework by Instructus Skills.

In 2013, Cardiff Met and Acorn recognised the need for leadership and management training, and therefore joined forces to offer a complete Foundation Degree in Applied Professional Practice (FdA). 

The first Foundation Degree to be franchised to an Independent Training Provider in Wales, delivered by Acorn in partnership with Cardiff Met's Centre for Work Based Learning and the Cardiff School of Management, offers managers a work-based training programme to develop professional skills with modules covering organisational culture, management of people and accountability, to name just a few. 

In November 2015, five managers in South Wales completed the Foundation Degree, and now, Instructus Skills (formerly Skills CFA) recognised that this essential management training is a valuable knowledge element for the Higher Apprenticeship in Management, and has approved the Foundation Degree as part of the level 5 Management Higher Apprenticeship framework.

Instructus Skills is the pan-sector body responsible for recognising industry standards including Leadership and Management.

Fiona Argent, Cardiff Met's Centre for Work Based Learning manager said, "I'm delighted that Instructus Skills has approved the Foundation Degree, ensuring that more people now have the opportunity to gain valuable skills in management as part of their work-based learning".