Course Comparison

Course FdA English Studies BA (Hons) English
Award Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years 3 years
Course type Part-time Full-time
Placement - -
Location Truro and Penwith College Plymouth
Provider Truro and Penwith College School of Humanities and Performing Arts
Entry requirements -
A level
A minimum of 2 A Levels including A level English Language, Literature or Creative Writing at Grade B, excluding General Studies.

International baccalaureate
28 overall including three subjects at Higher Level and English at grade 6 at Higher Level. If overseas and not studying English within IB – you must have IELTS: 6.5 overall with 5.5 in all elements

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DDM. Please contact  

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably English, humanities or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

Mathematics and English language grade C / 4. If you do meet this criteria please seek further advice with the admission team on

Equivalent qualifications may be considered. 

English language requirements.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.