Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Years (Sector Endorsed)


Validated by and delivered on behalf of Kingston University, this qualification builds on a student’s previous Level 3 qualification and knowledge and understanding of the childcare and education field. It provides the first two years of an Ordinary or Honours Degree in Early Years. This degree is sector endorsed.


Course Content

The following modules will be studied over two years, each module lasting eight weeks. The award requires the accumulation of 240 credits, 120 for each year of study. 

Year 1 - Level 4:  students will be undertaking the following modules:

• Personal and professional development through reflective practice

• Child Development Observation and Assessment

• Inclusive education and inter-professional perspectives.

• Child Protection and Ethical Practices of Working with Children


Year 2 - Level 5: students will be undertaking the following modules:

• Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education

• Early Years Pedagogy and Practice

• Effective Communication Skills

• Special Project

Entry Requirements

The Foundation Degree is for students with a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. You will need at least two years’ work experience and currently be employed or doing voluntary work for no less than 16 hours a week in a childcare setting.

We actively support students with additional learning needs, e.g. dyslexia.

Applications from International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6.0 are welcome.


Duration and Delivery

Two years - full-time work-based learning.  Attendance at College one evening a week. 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

2018-2019 Tuition fees: £5170 (for the subsequent year are subject to confirmation and may change)
Fees information for International students may be found on the Kingston University website.

Fees do not include consumables or awarding body fees.

Application is through UCAS and will be accepted until the end of August.

Institution code: K84

Course code: X110

Campus: Kingston Hall Road centre

To receive additional course information, advice and guidance as well as details regarding the application process, 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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