The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College 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 Thursday. 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 Children’s 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 voluntary 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 year’s setting. In some cases, significant experience in employment prior to achieving Level 3 may be taken into consideration. You can apply through the UCAS website available at https://www.ucas.com
UCAS Course Code: X110
Campus Code: T
The HND in Fine art aims to develop you as professional artist, progressing either to employment, studio practise or higher studies. Emphasis is on developing independent research, practical studio work, exhibiting and creative, contextual and technical skills. Teaching is over 30 weeks, Sept – June, Mon – Weds.
The college provides good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact. You’ll also have opportunities to display work in public in our own gallery space and an external gallery. Tutors are practising artists. The HND is the equivalent of the 2nd year of a BA in Fine Art.
Applicants require equivalent of Level 2 English and Maths and a merit trajectory qualification from previous HNC study.
You will need to bring a substantial portfolio of work and an essay or other example of written English eg. exhibition review.
Students with a merit profile can apply to continue on at the college to the BA Fine Art top up or apply to university for the 2nd year of a BA or MA.
You will be allocated a dedicated studio space, workshop facilities and equipment, mac room and will be able to attend contextual studies lectures and presentations by the course team and visiting artists.
How much should I study outside class?
You will carry out independent research in the studio, at home and visiting galleries. Some written work will need to be produced outside of course hours.
Units have deadlines and assessments take place throughout the year. Your grades will be discussed with you and written feedback given.
What equipment do I need?
Students should have a sketchbook and research folder. Some tools and equipment are provided in studio. All students make a contribution to the cost of mounting course exhibitions.
Applications for this full-time HE course must go via UCAS: www.ucas.com
The code for this course is 00CW.
Kensington and Chelsea College’s provider code is K14.
Our HND Photography course is a stimulating course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industry. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to a rapidly evolving environment.
It is a part time course, which will run one day a week for two years. During your studies, you will develop analytical thinking and explore contemporary photographic practices. You will be working in a supportive environment, while producing photographic work for the set project briefs independently. You will be using different format cameras and advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio. You will explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as well as digital post-production techniques and will be encouraged to develop your ideas and photographic style. At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work, so as to promote yourself 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) is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course, so students should have completed a HNC program previously, which can then be built on to progress to study at HND.