Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Reasons to choose Kingston – More than 99 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17). – You can learn while you earn. This course combines workplace learning (a minimum of 16 hours per week) with part-time study at a local partner college. Once you complete the course, you’ll have 240 academic credits. – You’ll be assessed through a variety of assignments. There are no written exams. About this course This Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years (SEFDEY) approved course enables you to combine academic study with learning at your place of work. It is run in collaboration with partner colleges across London and Surrey, this means you can study at a location that suits you. The course covers a wide range of critical and contemporary issues in the field of Early Years education. It explores the voice of the child, international perspectives, child protection, pedagogical approaches, communication theories and multi-professional practice. You’ll examine theoretical and practice-based knowledge to support approaches to working with children from birth to five years of age.
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: Inclusive Education and Interprofessional Perspectives. Foundation Year 2 Core: Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education. Special Project. Foundation Year 2 Optional: Early Years Pedagogy and Practice. Effective Communication Skills.
Teaching includes lectures, work-based learning activities, presentations, tutorials, online learning, workshops and seminars. In addition you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate and tutors in your respective colleges. 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.
How to apply
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||• 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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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
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