Foundation Degree (FdA) Children’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Inclusive Practice


Validated by and delivered on behalf of Kingston University, this Foundation Degree combines academic study and work-based learning. Upon completion, students will have the option to progress on to an Honours Degree and/or gain Qualified Teacher Status/Early Years Teacher status. The course is divided into modules, worked through in stages, with experienced practitioners acting as mentors offering support, knowledge and experience. At the end of the course you will be awarded 240 credits. Applicants must be working with children with additional needs. We actively support students with additional learning needs, for example dyslexia.

Course Content

This award requires the accumulation of 240 credits, 120 for each year of study. Modules studied include:

 Year 1:

• Personal and professional development through reflective practice

• Learning, teaching and development in the field of special and inclusive education

• Child protection and ethical practices of working with children

• Inclusive practice


Year 2:

• International systems to support learning

• Leadership in the field of special and inclusive education 

• Effective communication skills

• Special project

Entry Requirements

This Foundation Degree is for students with a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and at least two years’ experience of working with children with special educational needs. Applicants need to be currently employed or doing voluntary work for no less than 16 hours a week. We actively support students with additional learning needs, e.g. dyslexia.

Applications from International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6 are welcome.

Duration and Delivery

Two years work-based learning, delivered one afternoon a week at College between 2pm-6pm (precise day to be advised). Next course start date: September 2018.


On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto a "top up" year of a BA (Hons) Degree course at Kingston University or another H E provider.  Upon achieving a B A Hons Degree could progress to acquiring Early Years Teacher status or Graduate Teacher status or undertake an M A.


Additional Information


This course is delivered at the Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road Centre
2018-2019 Tuition fees: £5170 for the first year and subsequent year is subject to confirmation and may change. 
Fees Information for International students may be found on the Kingston University web page.
Fees quoted do not include consumables or awarding body fees.

Applications to be made via UCAS and will be accepted until the end of August

Institution Code: K84

Course Code: X360

For course specific information and all course enquiries, please contact Jo Dallal on 020 8268 2738 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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PLEASE IGNORE ANY CUT-OFF DATES THAT YOU SEE ON UCAS.  We recruit up to the end of August.

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