Foundation Degrees

Congratulations on being offered a place on one of our Foundation Degrees. Read on to find out about the enrolment process and important fees and finance information.


Enrolment is an online process, completed in two stages that you must go through at the beginning of the year to become a member of the University, release your finance from the Student Loans Company (if applicable) and activate your IT/Library account and benefit from all its services.

Stage one

The first stage of enrolment is completed online and will open on Tuesday 3 September.

If your status on UCAS Track is Unconditional Firm (UF) by this date, you will receive an email to the email address you used to make your application. Please allow 24 hours for this to arrive. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk folder and then contact

This email will contain everything you need in order to complete stage one including your login details. You should ensure that you have completed stage one at least two days before you arrive at either the Ormskirk Campus or Holy Cross site.

As part of stage one, you are required to upload a photograph and identification. To prepare for this, please read the online guide.

After completing stage one, emails regarding enrolment will be sent to your Edge Hill email account. You will need to make sure this is set up before you complete stage two.  To access your Edge Hill email account, please visit the Student Homepage.

Please note, you will only be able to set up your email once you have received your stage one email.


Click here to read the online enrolment guide including details on ID and photo requirements

Stage two

You will need to complete stage two to confirm your attendance and release your Student Finance. You will need to do this when you first arrive on campus – either at the Ormskirk Campus or the Holy Cross site.

When you have successfully completed stage one, an email with the subject line ‘Stage two: Next Steps’ will be sent to your Edge Hill email address. This will contain instructions and the link you need to complete stage two.

All you need to do is:

  • arrive on campus
  • log onto the Eduroam or Holy Cross campus WiFi on your mobile device (or use a networked campus PC)
  • open your stage two email and click the link
  • Click the button asking you to ‘Login to enrol online’. Once clicked, you will have completed your enrolment.

To complete stage two, you will need to use a mobile device, which is either connected to the Edge Hill WiFi (Eduroam) or Holy Cross Campus WiFi. Alternatively, you can log onto a networked PC on campus. Instructions will be provided in your stage one confirmation email, which will be sent to your Edge Hill email address, and you should follow these carefully. Completion of the second stage will mean that you have finished the enrolment process.


Click here to read the instructions for stage two of enrolment

A delay in enrolling may result in you being unable to access University facilities and a delay to your first student loan payment (if applicable).

If you need help with any stage of the enrolment process get in touch:

Fees and Finance

A tuition fee is charged for each academic year of your course.

You can apply to Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland/EU, or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, for a repayable loan to help cover the cost of this fee.

If you have not yet applied, you should do so immediately at The process can take some time, so it is important that you do not delay.

IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted your application to Student Finance you should regularly check the ‘To Do List’ on your Student Finance online account. Please ensure you provide all evidence requested by Student Finance. Payment will be withheld until this has been received, processed and final checks have been completed.

If your funding has not been fully approved by the time you enrol on your course then you must provide the University with proof of your application.  Please email a copy of the summary page of your Student Finance application or Customer Reference Number from Student Finance to

Self-funding students 

Tuition fees must be either paid in full at the start of each academic year or paid by recurring card payment in three equal instalments on the dates listed below:

Instalment Date Amount
1 15 October 2019 1/3 total fee
2 15 January 2020 1/3 total fee
3 15 April 2020 1/3 total fee

In order to be fully registered on your course you must have either paid your tuition fees in full or set up your recurring card payment.  Please note you will only be able to set up your recurring card payment 24 hours after you complete Stage Two of your online enrolment, once this time has elapsed please go to: //

For further information related to payments contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team at

Course Preparation

Reccomended Reading:

  • FISHER, J., 2013. Starting from the Child: Teaching and Learning from 4 – 8. Fourth edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press
  • TRODD, L., ed., 2016b. The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners: An Essential Guide for the Foundation Degree and Levels 4 and 5. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.


  • FdA Early Years Education and Leadership Year 1 Holy Cross- please click here for an overview of your programme
  • FdA Early Years Education and Leadership Year 1 Ormskirk – please click here for an overview of your programme.
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