Early Years Studies FD of the Arts





Start this course in February 2018.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

About the course

If you work with young children, (eg pre-school, child-minding, day nursery or children’s centre), this course is designed to suit your work commitments, combining academic study with knowledge of your work, and preparing you for the top-up degree and professions in Early Years.

Develop your skills in teaching and learning support, reflecting on work-based practice in educating and supporting young children’s early learning and development.

Choose Early Years Studies Foundation Degree and:

  • Learn full-time or part-time, to suit your work commitments
  • Study different approaches to teaching and learning and the way children learn, and deepen your own understanding of your work and working environment
  • Develop your understanding of early education, child development and the developing child in the family and society, in local and global contexts
  • Gain a strong foundation in Early Years Education from a variety of professional perspectives, providing opportunities for you to develop your own individual academic and professional interests linking your current work practice to your developing theoretical knowledge
  • Benefit from direct entry to the BA at the end of your study, then progress to Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status or employment in leadership and management roles in Early Years

This course is also offered at our Milton Keynes campus, Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College of Further Education.



Early Years Studies - FD of the Arts - Bedford Campus

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - G2W4
  • Campus Location - Bedford Campus
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
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Early Years Studies - FD of the Arts - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - G2W4
  • Campus Location - University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
  • Download Course Specifications




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Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

As this is a Foundation Degree (work based learning -WBL) course, students need to be working with young children as a volunteer or in paid employment within an Early Years setting. This work is an important part of the course as you will use your setting to be able to relate your academic work to practice. Students are normally working or volunteering in settings for a minimum of one day per week where there are young children operating within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Applicants from students for whom this is not the case, including International students, or home/EU students from outside of the region will need to find suitable placements.  The Department can assist with this on an individual basis if support is requested.

Mature students with appropriate experience but without the necessary academic requirements will be interviewed to assess suitability. Promoting a widening participation agenda is a key aim in recruitment to this programme. We welcome applications from students with ethnically diverse backgrounds, mature students and international students. The primary criterion above minimum levels is the potential of the individual to benefit from the course.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks:

All students are required to ensure that they have enhanced DBS certification prior to enrolment.

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Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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