University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Early Childhood Studies University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This foundation degree is designed for people who wish to pursue a career in Early Years care and education or for people already working in the sector. The course will cover subjects such as: maths, science and the child; language, literacy and the child; play and learning; professional practice and the workplace; applied social science; early years curriculum; regulatory and legislative framework for early years service.

in the course of your studies you will complete three work placements that give you a valuable insight into how the sector works, and enhance your employability

Course details


The modules studied over the two years will include:
•The Reflective Practitioner
•The Child in Society
•Language and Literacy Development
•Introduction to Leadership and Management
•Child Health and Wellbeing
•Working with Children and Families

Assessment method

There are no examinations on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments – reflective essay, production of children's learning and development resources, and presentations. We offer comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at college in order to help maximise your chances of success. Teaching sessions take the form of lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 86G4
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level 64 UCAS tariff points at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 level)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 64 UCAS points

students are also required to have five GCSEs to include English Language Grade C or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,800 Year 1
England £7,800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,800 Year 1
Scotland £7,800 Year 1
Wales £7,800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01278 441373

Fax: 01278 444363

Additional information

Thursday 15 August - 0800 - 2000 Friday 16 August - 0800 - 1800 Saturday 17 August - 1000 - 1400 week commencing 19 August - Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1700 Friday 0830 - 1630

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