Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Foundation degree

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston is No.2 in the UK for Education (Guardian League Tables 2022). – You’ll be able to earn as you learn, 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 at Kingston University. About this course Do you work in a school, an early years setting or in alternative provision? Do you work with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities? If so, this two-year foundation degree can both enhance your current practice and lead to career opportunities. This course considers the voice and needs of the child or young person. You’ll study developmental theories, legislative frameworks that govern practice, multi-professional perspectives and working with families and carers. This course enables you to combine academic study with work-based learning and is delivered at three partner colleges so you can study close to your workplace and/or home. Vacancies for 2023-24 cycle We are still recruiting for 2023-24 admissions so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. New partner We are currently validating REACH Multi-Academy Trust (Campus Code: 9) as a new collaborative partner (subject to validation).


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 -Inclusive Education, Inclusive Practice. Year 2: -Effective Communication Skills -Special Project -International Systems to Support Learning -Leadership in the Field of Special and Inclusive Education For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage

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. Year 1 - Coursework - 100% Year 2 - Coursework - 100%

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6300 Year 1
Scotland £6300 Year 1
Wales £6300 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Foundation degree at Kingston University - UCAS