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Foundation Degree in Early Years (offered in collaboration with Kingston University)

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Thursday.

To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria:

  • You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
  • You must be employed in an Early Years setting for at least 16 hours a week.
  • Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education.
  • You will have at least 2 years post qualifying experience in a relevant early years setting. In some cases, significant experience in employment prior to achieving Level 3 may be taken into consideration.

UCAS Code: X110 Kensington and Chelsea College code is: T

Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture

Are you looking for a career in interior design and architecture?  This exciting and challenging one-year programme is offered as a one-day plus one-evening pathway into interior architecture and is equivalent to the first year of a degree course. 

Taught by established practitioners this course will equip students to meet the increasing demand for well-trained designers with strong design flair and sound technical and managerial knowledge.

Our students work with many leading employers and have also progressed onto many of the top design universities in the UK including Glasgow School of Art, University of the Arts London and the University of Westminster.

Students will learn through formal teaching and demonstrations, hands on practical work, lectures, seminars, discussions, group work and visits to galleries and exhibitions in and around London, along with the opportunity to meet practising designers.

The course includes a series of projects designed to develop students’ creativity and build on existing design skills. Design projects are exploratory, experimental and large in scale, where the manipulation of spaces and technology enable the creation of stimulating, innovative and safe environments. At this level, students are expected to work independently on their own projects while being provided with on-going design support through regular tutorials.

On completion, students will be ready for entry-level employment, start-up businesses or the second year of a degree programme.

This is a rare opportunity to gain a genuine understanding of both design and management principles, focusing on their application to a modern business and design orientated environment.

The programme will enable students to:

  • Define, analyse and develop problem-solving techniques
  • Promote visual awareness and 3D thinking
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of how spaces are inhabited and the effects of form, structure, colour and light
  • Explore the connections between architecture and interior design
  • Work alongside practising designers

Subjects studied include:

  • Developmental drawing
  • The Creative Process
  • Digital applications for design; Photoshop and InDesign
  • Vectorworks & Google SketchUp
  • History and theory of Design
  • Critical profiles of designers and their buildings
  • 3D Materials, technology and processes
  • Design and drawing for construction details
  • Professional skills for industry
  • Materials, finishes and products for design

GCSE English and Maths Grade A-C and an Art & Design Portfolio.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2 – Fashion

This course covers the following: drawing, fashion illustration, research, design, textiles, fashion shoot, graphics and portfolio presentation, contextual studies, trips to galleries and museums, garment making, pattern construction and enterprise work.

Access to Sports Science Level 3

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules.

Students select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes.

Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Sports Injuries,
  • First Aid,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Sports Psychology,
  • Diet and Nutrition,
  • Coaching Skills
  • and Sociology.

These are applied to sport and exercise through classroom study, discussion and practical workshops.

Acceptance on all courses is by interview only.

You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with a good level of both written and spoken English.

Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.

Successful completion of the course can lead directly into employment in the community, Higher Education or other vocational awards.

Higher National Diploma in Photography

Our HND Photography course is a stimulating one-year full time course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industries. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to the rapidly evolving world of photography.

Emphasis throughout the year will be on refining your research skills, analytical thinking and conceptual development, whilst exploring contemporary photographic practices. You will be working with medium and large format cameras using advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio to develop your ideas and photographic style. You will have the opportunity to explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as we believe that they form the foundation for understanding photographic principles. As digital post-production is an essential skill for any practicing photographer, you will be entirely supported and greatly encouraged to enhance your pre-existing skills.

At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work and to promote your self in your chosen pathway. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) at level 5 is equivalent to the second year of a degree course. It is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course. Applicants should have previously completed a level 4 HNC program.





Access to Paramedic Studies Level 3

You’ve seen the blue lights flashing on the way to an accident, but this is only a small part of the work of Paramedics, which offers a variety of experiences on a day to day basis. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Paramedic Studies this is the course for you.

Higher National Certificate in Photography

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction to a wide range of photographic practices. The course is intensive and offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and fine art photography. The HNC can be used as a stepping stone to place you in a very strong position when applying for undergraduate or even post graduate studies at a later date.

Commitment to study at the college is for two days a week for 30 weeks in the academic year. Over the year you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different course units. Some units are more theoretical and will contextualise different photographic approaches against a background of historical and political relevance. Other units explore more practical aspects of photography such as studio lighting, digital postproduction and analogue photography. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover and explore the area of photography you are particularly passionate about. The HNC team will provide the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.

To do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to our level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography. The HNC requires a lot of self-motivation as you will need the determination to work independently. The course is supported by a well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. It is taught by a strong team of experienced tutors and professional photographers who will offer a creative environment for you to develop your photographic futures.

CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. If you have achieved GCSE qualifications you should bring proof of your grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study and also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the course.

UAL Diploma in Art & Design

The KCC Art & Design Level 3 pathway integrated with Foundation Preparation offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at KCC or University.

The course is structured with units which cover an introduction to: Visual language, Research skills, Critical and Contextual awareness, Materials, Processes and Technical skills. Using Drawing, Painting, 3D Sculpture, Printmaking and Photography.

Further units integrate diverse approaches to making art and developing personal projects.

The course is project based and students are given encouragement and support to develop their personal ideas. There is also a strong commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. The Level 3 ensures that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. The course also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structured programme. Our aim is to provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career opportunities within the sector.

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art

The HNC Fine Art course is an intensive and exciting 3 days per week, nationally recognised, one year course which is equivalent to the 1st year of an art school degree. We also offer a part time pathway of 1 day (plus evening) per week. The part time pathway extends over 2 years.

• The HNC specialises in Fine Art and works to develop each student’s individual practice. Students can pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video and printmaking. Students often access other courses within the college e.g. photography and life drawing.
• Tutors are practising artists and include: Greg Rook, Erika Winstone, Jane Eyton, Matthew Kolakowski and others. Specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course.
• Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practice.
• Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects.
• There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course.
• Good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact.
• All students have a personal tutor who will offer advice, guidance and feedback and steer you through the processes of applying to HE or progressing further.
• The course consists of 8 units.

“The programme is contemporary in feeling, fostering high achievement and strong individuality amongst students, the highest achieving students producing ambitious, conceptually and formally rigorous work”, Christ Hunt, External Evaluator.