FdA Early Years and Education

How to apply

Introduction

Do you want to work with young children? Or maybe you already are? This exciting foundation degree can help you start or advance a rewarding career. It could also help you into further qualifications and even a teaching degree.

Hear from Hannah Durham

Primary Education Studies at ARU

Hannah Durham, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies talks about what you can expect from the course.

As an Early Years and Education student at ARU, you’ll learn about the education sector, child development, play, safeguarding and equality.

There’s a strong focus on issues that are currently affecting early years and education services, so you can be sure your knowledge is up-to-date and relevant.

Join a course that's ranked 3rd in the UK for Learning Opportunities (Source: subject ranking for Childhood & Youth Studies, National Student Survey 2022).

Course options

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

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Fees and paying for university

Careers

As an Early Years and Education FdA graduate, you’ll be at an advantage when applying for roles in playwork, early years and school support.

You might also go on to further study, including topping up to a full honours degree.

Symone

"Having an opportunity to study in a different setting will give me a chance to learn new skills and meet new people."

Symone

FdA Early Years and Education student

Want to talk to someone?

Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Studying at home

Living at home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on student life. There’s loads of opportunities to have fun, make friends, and get involved.

Student life at ARU

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