University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Years (0-8) Foundation Degree

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Course summary

Overview If you are working with children in an Early Years setting or if you would like to work with children as you gain your degree then the Foundation Degree in Early Years (0-8) offers students an exciting opportunity to work and study within the sector. If you aspire to work with children in a range of settings then this degree will support you in developing the necessary knowledge and skills to improve outcomes for children and families. The degree has a child-centred approach with an emphasis on a culture of inter-agency working. Through the degree programme you will be given opportunities to develop the appropriate professional attributes, knowledge and understanding required for the care and education of children within national and international contexts, and to provide transformational educational experiences to meet the needs of children and their families. The course has two pathways:

  • Pathway one FdA Early Years (0-8) pathway offers those who already have full and relevant status to further develop their professional practice.
  • Pathway two FdA EY (0-8) (Professional Practice) pathway this offers those students who wish to gain full and relevant status alongside their degree.
What makes this course special?
  • Opportunity to earn as you undertake your degree.
  • Accessible delivery to fit around your needs. The flexible degree is delivered through attendance at 8 Saturday workshops and Online Learning Activities
  • There are no exams. Assessment is through coursework assignments and professional placement activity.
  • An opportunity on completion to “Top- Up” to a full BA ( Hons)
  • A non-standard entry route for experienced practitioners
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Course details


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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff. More information can be found at

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Early Years (0-8) Foundation Degree at University of Worcester - UCAS