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Foundation degree framework specification and endorsement

SummitSkills has developed the framework specification to help universities and colleges to design and deliver FDs that meet the needs of employers in building services engineering (which includes the electrotechnical, plumbing, heating and ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries).

The framework specification was reviewed and updated in 2010.  Main changes included an enhanced emphasis upon renewable technologies as well as the addition of an option for providers to specify alernative non-core optional content where there is evidence of demand that cannot be met by the content options specified.

Guide to SummitSkills' framework specification

SummitSkills has produced a handy guide to the FD framework specification for building services engineering.

The guide aims to help education providers, employers and employees gain a better understanding of FDs and the framework specification developed by SummitSkills.

You can download a copy of the FD guide here or telephone SummitSkills on 01908 303960 to order printed copies by post.

Foundation degree framework endorsement

The Foundation Degree endorsement scheme was launched at a SummitSkills-hosted event for the higher education sector in late 2010.  A report of that event is available here.

HEIs that award FDs developed in line with the FD Framework Specification can apply for their FDs to be endorsed by SummitSkills and Fdf. 

Endorsement application form/.....

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