Our Foundation Year programmes are perfect for you if:

  • You do not have the relevant qualification for direct entry to Level four
  • You have studied another subject area and want to continue to one of our programmes
  • You are a mature student who wanted to access Higher Education

This course makes higher education truly accessible for people who would find traditional study options difficult to balance with other commitments. This course will build your confidence and after a year you will gain a strong understanding of the subject area.


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Experienced team

Our academic team have extensive experience in the field, which they bring into the classroom starting from the foundation.

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Tailored for you

The foundation course consists of elements from early childhood, education and special education to prepare and assist you in your Level Four chosen pathway.

How it works


Choose one of our BA (Hons) degrees that include a foundation year

Complete your foundation year

After you've completed your foundation year you can move to any eligible degree

Complete your chosen BA course

Complete your chosen BA (Hons) degree, leading to many employment opportunities. You could even study on one of our postgraduate degrees

Contact us

Paulet Brown-Wilsher, p.brown@uel.ac.uk

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