Early Years Foundation Degree at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course is recognised as a “full and relevant” qualification by the Department for Education, valued by employers.
  • You can earn while you learn. This course combines workplace learning (a minimum of 16 hours per week) with part-time study at a local partner (1 day a week). 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.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course This approved, Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years (SEFDEY) 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 reflect on theoretical and practice-based knowledge to support approaches to working with children from birth to five years old, with an appreciation for working with children up to the age of eight. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Once you complete this course, you can top-up your qualification to a full BA (Hons) degree, through one year’s study at Kingston. There are then various postgraduate and continuing professional development opportunities to further enhance your career.


Example modules -Early Years Pedagogy and Practice -Personal and Professional Development Through Reflective Practice -Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment is coursework based, including presentations, essays, reports, child studies, self-assessment and a special project. You will also complete a portfolio of assessed practice (RPPR).

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Early Years Foundation Degree at Kingston University - UCAS