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Kingston University

Early Years Leadership & Management Foundation degree

UCAS Code: XN12

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


• Level 3 early years qualification (or equivalent) • Employment in an appropriate setting (either paid or voluntary) for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course • Normally two years' experience in an appropriate setting The selection process involves interview at your chosen college, selection exercises and a current DBS check.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Early years teaching

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– You can learn as you earn. This course combines workplace learning (minimum of 16 hours per week) with part-time study at a local partner college and selected sessions at Kingston University.

– You’ll be assessed by a variety of assignments; there are no written exams.

– On successful completion, you’ll have 240 credits, enabling you to progress to a relevant work-based learning BA (Hons) top-up programme.

**About this course**

Do you work in Early Years? Do you aspire to a leadership role in an area of your practice? If so, this Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years (SEFDEY) approved course is ideal.

This course builds your leadership skills through a combination of academic study and work-based learning, in which you’ll draw on your practical experience.

You’ll study a broad range of knowledge, skills and strategies in relevant aspects of Early Years education, such as approaches to your practice, leadership and management and child protection.

Modules

Foundation Year 1 Core:
Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Practice,
Child Development, Observation and Assessment,
Child Protection and Ethical Practices of Working with Children.

Foundation Year 1 Optional:
Leadership and Management of Identity.

Foundation Year 2 Core:
Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education,
Special Project.

Foundation Year 2 Optional:
Leadership and Management of the Early Years Setting,
Leadership and Management of Organisations.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, work-based learning activities, tutorials, online learning, workshops and seminars. You will also be supported by a work-based professional advocate.

Progress is measured by assignments, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical demonstrations that apply the knowledge you have gained. There are no written exams.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston College

Department:

Department of Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Early years teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

70%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Early years teaching

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Early years teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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