Early Years Studies (with Early Years Educator status) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

The Early Years Studies degree is designed to give you an understanding of the complexity of early education, child development, and the developing child in the context of their family and society in local and global contexts, with a particular emphasis on using your workplace setting to provide contextual background and focus. The course focuses on a holistic approach to learning and understanding the needs of children. After an underpinning first year introducing you to key knowledge and skills, you will have the opportunity to explore the broader context of children’s lived experiences and the pedagogy used to support them through broadening professional development and within wider care and educational contexts. You will be able to understand the importance of educational research and inquiry and carry out research in your own educational context. This will provide the background for you to be fully prepared for working in multi-disciplinary teams in the Early Years and for further study. It will also allow your individual interests to be explored.


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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Bedford Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must be working (or volunteering) within an appropriate setting for a minimum of one day per week. We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Early Years Studies (with Early Years Educator status) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS