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A general guide to Foundation Degrees can be found at http://www.foundationdegree.org.uk/.
Role of Foundation Degrees in UK Education OECD THEMATIC Review of Tertiary Education: Country Report: United Kingdom, Tony Clark, May 2006, OECD report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/22/3/37211152.pdf
Towards a Strategy for Workplace Learning, Report to HEFCE by CHERI and KPMG, The Open University, May 2006 http://www.open.ac.uk/cheri/pdfs/rd09_06_report.pdf
The Leitch Review of Skills, Prosperity for all in the global economy – world class skills, Dec 2006 http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/leitch_review/review_leitch_index.cfm
The QAA provides a generic qualification benchmark for foundation degrees ttp://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationdegree/benchmark/fdqb.asp.
The QAA has reviewed the provision of foundation degrees http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationDegree/default.asp.
QAA review of foundation degrees converted from HND http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationDegree/conversion/default.asp .
The QAA has also produced a report ‘Learning from reviews of Foundation Degrees in England carried out in 2004-05’ http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationdegree/learningfrom05/
The UK National Validation Service for Foundation Degrees: Validation and Quality Assurance Service http://www.fdf.ac.uk/uploads/final-fdfNVSBrochure.pdf .
The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website http://www.fdf.ac.uk/
The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website provides guidance for the development of foundation degree frameworks (http://www.fdf.ac.uk/uploads/GuidenceforthedevelopmentofFdframeworksV1final.doc
Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) http://www.ssda.org.uk/
List of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) http://www.ssda.org.uk/ssda/default.aspx?page=16
Sector Skills Councils http://www.fdf.ac.uk/page14.html
Foundation Direct: HEFCE funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Portsmouth, http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/studentsupport/foundationdirect/research/Literaturereviews/
Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) LTSN resource database searched for foundation degree. http://escalate.ac.uk/index.cfm?action=resources.search&q=foundation+degree+&rtype=itehelp&rtype=project&rtype=publication&rtype=resource&rtype=review
The Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance HEA Subject Centre http://www.business.heacademy.ac.uk/
Teaching Resources in Business Education (TRIBE) Database for the Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Subject Centre of The Higher Education Academy http://www.connect.ac.uk/ResourceLocator&_IXHOSTSLICE_=bmaf_sosig
The Chartered Management Institute http://www.managers.org.uk/home_1.aspx?id=10:1
The Association of Disabled Professionals http://www.adp.org.uk/
Being in Management as a Disabled Person, The ADP Employment Series http://www.adp.org.uk/downloads/Being%20in%20Management.pdf
Developing a Specialised Diploma in Manufacturing (school based for ages 14-19) http://www.manufacturingdiploma.co.uk/downloads/documents/MDDP_Product1_Employer-skills-Needs_Report_18.12.06.pdf
Proskills the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the Process and Manufacturing sector http://www.proskills.co.uk/about-proskills/6
Disabilities : Academic Resource Tool (DART) Engineering and Built Environment Case Studies http://dart.lboro.ac.uk/case.html
QAA benchmark statement for General Business and Management 2007 http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/statements/generalbusinessmanagement.asp
Toolkits for Success, managing off-campus learning for students with disabilities, http://www.disabilitytoolkits.ac.uk/