Chris, IET approval is also being sort for the foundation degree.
Now that does surprise me, to get a degree approved it has to have a strong engineering base. Now the foundation degree seems to have more of a strong clinical technologist base with a engineering element, I wouldn't have thought this was adequate for IET approval, let alone even provide enough basic engineering background for someone to successfully complete the basic interview test they carry out here!
Also if most of the students taking the FD already hold a HND/HNC, if their eligable for the grandparenting clause wouldn't they already meet the educational requirements? For them it would seem like teaching your granny to suck eggs!