Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Years: Teaching and Learning (Top-Up)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • As an early years professional, you’ll advance your working practices and develop your skills and competencies in your work setting through critical
  • reflection of theory and new research.
  • 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 in one year. This course has been developed to build upon your working practice through the examination of social, political, and cultural aspects of early education. As part of the course, you’ll consider how creativity and play act as tools for children’s learning, and you’ll learn how to make critical decisions that can transform practice. The course offers you an opportunity to explore multi-disciplinary working, deepen your knowledge and understanding of transitions that occur in childhood and examine current issues in early education. Assignments enable you to draw on your professional knowledge in work-based situations. You’ll also have the opportunity to research and develop your specific area of interest. 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 Graduation can lead to many roles within the sector as well as postgraduate study and continuing professional development, including Qualified Teacher Status and/or a Master of Research (Education).


Example modules -Transition and Transformation -Critical Choices for Leaders -Creativity and Critical Thinking. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage

Assessment method

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for details regarding the lower fee rate for students who progress directly from the 2 year FdA course at Kingston to the Top Up. For international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs.
Early Years: Teaching and Learning (Top-Up) at Kingston University - UCAS