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

Key Course Information

This course is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. All students attend college for one day per week between 3pm and 9.30pm on a Tuesday. The programme provides a unique approach for work based learners to gain a degree qualification, combining theoretical academic study and work to enhance and deepen knowledge and improve practice.

The Foundation Degree in Early Years leads to a number of possible pathways:-
BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and Leadership Practice
BA (Hons) in Early Years Teaching and Learning
BA (Hons) in Childrens Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice (0-19 years)
BA (Hons) in Child Centred Inter-Professional Practice (0-19)

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 or working voluntarily in an Early Years setting for at least 16 hours per 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 1 year 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.

You should be aware that course fees are £5170 per year, if you progress to the BA(Hons) top-up, the fee for the top-up year for home (UK and EU) students is the standard undergraduate fee, currently £9,250 for the 2018/19 academic year.

You can apply through the UCAS website available at

UCAS Course Code: X110, Campus Code: T, Institution you are studying with: Kingston University in collaboration with Kensington and Chelsea College



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