Our two-year, work-based Foundation Degree in Early Years is run in partnership with Bath Spa University. It is designed for practitioners working in early years settings.

This Foundation Degree is a full-time Higher Education qualification, taught over one day a week at our Ashley Down Centre.

Entry requirements

  • Preferably 2 years’ experience in an Early Years setting and in employment or long-term voluntary work
  • Preferably a full Level 3 qualification or be working towards completing one


  • BA (Hons) year at City of Bristol College
  • Pathway into Teaching
  • Career progression with Level 5

Study at University-level with City of Bristol College

  • Leads to a Level 4 and 5 qualification
  • Tuition fees are less than universities
  • You can apply for support from Student Finance England

Come to our open evening to find out more.

Contact Kathy Goodsir to book your place: kathy.goodsir@cityofbristol.ac.uk