Working with communities, young people can be challenging and yet extremely rewarding. At the University of Bolton our early years, community and youth-focussed degrees reflect the diversity of the sector and offer a solid foundation for your professional development. The teaching mirrors the subjects you’ll be taught and your involvement is an important part of the experience.

We are one of the first universities in the North West of England to offer these Degree Programmes as a single course with two different routes (see previous page for links). Both routes will equip you with the knowledge skills and attitudes to help you to explore the fascinating world of working with people. Both routes will provide you with excellent academic teaching and practical experience that will hopefully lead to either a dual professionally validated Degree or a Degree without the professional recognition. The key difference is the amount of field work practice you undertake. 

Visit an Aspire Day!

We are running an Aspire Day on Wednesday 18 October for yr 12 and 13 students who are thinking of applying to the University of Bolton or would just like to find out a little more about our courses. Booking is now openat

Alternatively you can Book onto one of the next open days below.

Book an Open Day

Saturday 14 October
Saturday 25 November


CourseMode of Attendance2017/18
UCAS points
Early Years Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Full-time / Part-time 96
Early Years Childhood Studies FdA Part-time 40
Community Development & Youth Work BA (Hons) Full-time / Part-time 96
Community Development & Youth Work with Foundation Year BA (Hons) - next running in September 2018 Full-time
Community Development & Youth Studies BA (Hons) Full-time / Part-time 96
Community Development & Youth Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) - next running in September 2018 Full-time 48