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University of Bedfordshire

Early Childhood Education with Foundation Year

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

  • Academic studies in education
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 32-48 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.


During your Foundation Year you will study a range of subjects designed to prepare you for the final three years of your undergraduate degree course. Studying for HE (including current affairs and data analysis), Two subject-specific units – for example experimental design and analysis, Additional English (if required) either as a formal unit or as additional guided learning through our Study Hub, Integrated project that brings together all aspects of your Foundation Year and provides you with a chance to work on an independent piece of work. If you would like information on the units studied as part of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education course please visit the main course page - https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/undergraduate/next-year/early-childhood-education

University of Bedfordshire

Students relaxing on campus

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
84% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
43% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
273 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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