University of Hertfordshire Foundation Year

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University of Hertfordshire Foundation Year

University of Hertfordshire Foundation Year

FdA Early Years

About the course

This course is available to UK/EU students only.

If you’ve got experience in childcare and would like to build on this by gaining a qualification, our Foundation degree in Early Years is designed for you. It’s been developed in full consultation with employers.

Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.

*Please note this course is part-time only for 2017/18 entry. 

Progression routes

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Early Years and GCSE English and Maths grade C or above students, are able to progress onto the third year of either the BA (Hons) Education Studies or the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programmes.

Why choose this course?

This Foundation Degree, is available full-time at Hertford Regional College (Ware), Oaklands College (St Albans, Smallford Campus) and West Herts College (Watford) and part-time only at North Hertfordshire College (Stevenage).  It has been designed in full consultation with employers, and is specifically for those who already have some relevant experience on which to build.

Entry requirements…

2017 entry 

UCAS are introducing a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

48 UCAS points

IB – 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at Grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).

48 UCAS points to come from a relevant qualification such as Level 3 CACHE certificate or significant relevant work experience, satisfactory reference, evidence of current DBS and interview

The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses – to find out more about the requirements for these and  other equivalent qualifications please visit UCAS

At least one satisfactory reference from an employer or workplace manager (part-time applicants) or an employer, workplace manager or tutor (full-time applicants).  You are also required to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS.

You will be required to attend an interview for this programme.

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