Early Years Professional University of Worcester


As an early years professional you can make a significant difference to children’s lives, working with them at this time of key developmental milestones. This new degree will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of key concepts and practices that will support your own development as a practitioner.The degree will be recognised as a sector endorsed programme and it will meet the QAA subject benchmark statement for Early Childhood Studies and so be approved by Ofsted increasing the value of this qualification to employers.You will study with likeminded people across a range of other related professional roles based in your own community.

The use of weekly learning sessions, either face-to-face learning in local venues or online, will enable you to balance study, work and home demands. Local delivery in a study group with students across a small number of interrelated programmes will support you to be successful in your study. Due to the flexibility in assignment titles it will be possible when appropriate to negotiate a focus that meets the needs of you and your employer.

As work based practice is a key part of this degree you have the potential to work during your study. This work based learning will provide you with a key opportunity to connect your academic and professional learning with the expectation that you have access to 10 hours per week across the study year.
• A requirement of attendance at two weekend (Friday evening and Saturday daytime) study sessions each year is structured to support you engage with students on your degree from across the country.
• There is the opportunity to progress to a BA top-up on completion.
• Subject to approval FdA Early Years Professional will be recognised as a sector endorsed programme.
• The degree can be used to support you on your route into teacher training.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    The Learning Institute

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code X315
Institution code W80
Campus name The Learning Institute
Campus code I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £12,100 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.