Foundation Degree in Early Years (offered in collaboration with Kingston University) Year 2
What you will learn
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
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications which combine academic study with work-based learning. They provide a training pathway for those who would like to remain in work whilst studying for a higher education award.
- The Kingston University Foundation Degree in Early Years is a professionally recognised two-year degree that is highly valued by employers.
Class format and activities
This course will equip you with higher level skills and a sound knowledge of areas relevant to your work including local and national statutory frameworks, theories of learning, collaborative working with agencies and families, educational systems and a deeper understanding of child development, observation and assessment. You will reflect upon your practice of working with babies and children from birth to five years with opportunities to explore and develop an in-depth understanding of safeguarding, child protection, ethics and diversity. Flexible study will enable you to engage with a wide range of reading and you will develop essential skills of academic writing, planning your studies, engagement with research and critical reflection and analysis of both your practice and reading.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This degree is specifically designed for early year’s practitioners who have an appropriate Level 3 qualification preferably with at least 1 years’ experience.
You must be working at least 16 hours per week with babies and children from birth to five years old within an early year’s setting.
What you need to know before you enrol
Applicants do not need to hold a Maths or English qualifications to apply. Apply through UCAS between now and early September or contact Debra Corboy to arrange a interview at the college; email@example.com
What you will need for your class
Learners will need notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighter pens, student handbooks, computer and internet access
What you can do next
he Foundation Degree in Early Years leads to several 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)