Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Foundation degree

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Reasons to choose Kingston – You’ll be able to learn as you earn, combining workplace learning with part-time study at Kingston University. – Once you complete this foundation degree, you can take a further year’s study and top-up your qualification to a BA (Hons) degree. – 90 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17). About this course Do you work in an early years setting, school or alternative provision for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities? Do you wish to gain a qualification to enhance your practice? If so, this two-year sector-endorsed foundation degree is ideal. You’ll study theories of child development, legislative frameworks governing practice, multi-professional perspectives, and working with families and carers.

Course details


Foundation Year 1 Core: Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Practice, Child Protection and Ethical Practices of Working with Children, Learning, Teaching and Development in the field of Special and Inclusive Education, Inclusive Practice. Foundation Year 2 Core: Effective Communication Skills, Special Project, International Systems to Support Learning, Leadership in the field of Special and Inclusive Education.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, work-based learning activities, tutorials, online learning, workshops and seminars. In addition you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate. Progress is measured through assignments, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical demonstrations that apply the knowledge you have gained. There are no written exams.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX360
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff • A relevant level 3 qualification in early years (or equivalent) • 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 The selection process involves interview at the university, selection exercises and a current DBS check.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Foundation degree at Kingston University - UCAS