Foundation Degrees


Our Foundation Degrees are designed for people who want to gain a qualification relevant to their career working with children and young people without having to leave work. They allow you to combine workplace learning with academic study and will usually see you spending one afternoon and evening a week at BGU. A Foundation Degree is broadly equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelors degree (many of our Foundation Degree graduates opt to continue their studies and apply for one of our Progression Route courses to gain a full honours degree). If you want to enhance your career whilst continuing in employment, a Foundation Degree is perfect, as it allows you flexibility of study and is designed with employers’ needs in mind.

Our Professional Studies Foundation Degrees are split into three pathways, depending on your requirements and working role. The Early Childhood pathway is designed for people working in a setting with children aged between 0 and 8 years of age. The Children and Youth Work option is ideal if you work with children and young people aged between 9 and 24 years of age. And the Education pathway is typically aimed towards anyone working in a school as a Teaching Assistant.

 

 

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Award Course Name Duration Typical Offer UCAS Code
FdA FdA Health & Social Care Supervision 2 years A minimum of one year's experience (preferably two) in an appropriate setting (voluntary or paid role) L582
FdA FdA Professional Studies (Childhood & Youth) 2 years A minimum of one year's experience (preferably two) in an appropriate setting (voluntary or paid role) L590
FdA FdA Professional Studies (Early Childhood) 2 years A minimum of one year's experience (preferably two) in an appropriate setting (voluntary or paid role) LX53
FdA FdA Professional Studies (Education) 2 years A minimum of one year's experience (preferably two) in an appropriate setting (voluntary or paid role) X900

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