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Early Years: Teaching and Learning (Top-Up)

Entry requirements


• FdA in Early Years (sector-endorsed) or other relevant qualification • 240 CATS points • Employment in an appropriate setting (paid or voluntary) for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course • Normally two years' experience in an appropriate setting • Your background experience, previous education and training will be considered if you do not meet the formal entry requirements

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Early years teaching

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– Kingston is number one in London and third in the UK for Education (Guardian League Tables 2021).

– This qualification is valued by employers and will be a mark of your professional excellence and expertise.

– You’ll be able to combine academic study with work-based learning, attending one teaching session per week at Kingston University.

**About this course**

If you work in Early Years and have a foundation degree in Early Years (or equivalent), this flexible course is ideal for developing your career. You’ll be able to balance studies with your employment and gain a full BA (Hons) degree.

The course covers what an effective Early Years curriculum is in practice. It examines how children learn and develop through play, the transitions within Early Years, current issues in education and multidisciplinary working.

You’ll learn how to bring creativity into the curriculum, how to plan for, and make, critical decisions and how to be inclusive in your practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to research and develop your specific area of interest. There are no exams. Assignments enable you to draw on your professional knowledge in work-based situations.

Modules

Year 1:
Transition and Transformation.
Creativity and Critical Thinking.
Critical Choices for Leaders.
Dissertation.

Assessment methods

You will attend taught sessions once a week, usually a Tuesday evening, from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. (Please note the time and day of teaching is dependent on student numbers and University resources).

Teaching includes lectures, work-based learning activities, tutorials, online learning, workshops and seminars.

There are no written exams. Progress is measured through a variety of assignments enabling you to draw on your professional knowledge in work-based situations which you will underpin with theoretical perspectives. In addition you will participate in practical learning experiences that will enable you to reflect on and apply the knowledge you have gained.

Tuition fees

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

England
£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 University

Department:

Department of Education

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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.

79%
med
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

82%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

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.

Teacher training

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.

Education and 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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£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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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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Same University
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