Kingston University

Early Years Foundation Degree FdA Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Why choose this course?

This sector-endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree is a two-year higher education degree course that is run in collaboration with 10 partner colleges. The course enables you to combine academic study with work-based learning. It develops sound theoretical and practice based knowledge for those working with young children (birth to five years of age) in a variety of settings. On successful completion of the Early Years Foundation Degree students can progress onto a work-based learning BA (Hons) Top Up programme within the same sector.

Course details


Examples of modules:

Year 1

  • Personal and Professional Development Through Reflective Practice
  • Child Development, Observation and Assessment
  • Child Protection and Ethical Practices of Working With Children
  • Inclusive Education and Interprofessional Perspectives

Year 2

  • Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education
  • Early Years Pedagogy and Practice
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Special Project

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 code X110
Institution code K84
Campus name Brooklands College - Weybridge Campus
Campus code L

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames

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