Foundation Degree (FdA) Leadership and Management

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Validated by and and delivered on behalf of Kingston University, this qualification builds on a student's previous Level 3 qualification, competences, knowledge and understanding of the Childcare and Educational field.

 

 

Introductory course information

Award: Foundation Degree (FdA) Leadership and Management

UCAS Code: XN12

Institution Code: K84

Location of study: Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road

Awarding body: Students who complete the course successfully will receive a foundation degree from Kingston University.

Course duration: 2 years

Academic year dates:  September 2019 - June 2021

Days of the week: Work-based learning, delivered one morning a week at College between 9am-1pm (precise day to be advised).

Work placements: Applicants need to be currently employed in a supervisory role or doing voluntary work for no less than 16 hours a week.

Timetables: Timetables are normally available at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible.

Course leader: Trish Newstead - Direct Line 020 8268 3143 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 is preferable.
  • Applicants need to be currently employed in a supervisory or management capacity in an Early Years setting for no less than 16 hours a week.

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

Course overview

The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management in Early Years will enable practitioners to take responsibility for leading and managing the play, care and learning environment in an Early Years setting. They will be able to supervise staff who are responsible for co-ordinating and managing various aspects of Early Years, undertaking a management role within their setting. It provides the first two years of an Honours Degree in Early Years. At the end of the course you will be awarded 240 credits.

Module information

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

Year 1:

  • Personal and professional development through reflective practice
  • Child development, observation and assessment
  • Leadership and Management of Identity

Year 2:

  • Leadership and Management of the Early Years Setting
  • Leadership and Management of the Organisation
  • Historical & International perspectives
  • Special project

Teaching and learning

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures and practical sessions. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will have library facilities throughout your course at college and at Kingston University - Kingston Hill Campus.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. Your actual contact hours may vary at each level of the course.

Academic support

Kingston University provides help in the following areas:

  • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • academic writing (including how to reference)
  • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Visit their pages for more information.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes subject experts and professional practitioners with industry experience.

Course costs and financial support

Fees: For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:

 

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • annual printing allowance

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.

 

Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.

 

Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for student finance / student loan. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.

 

Careers and progression

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 HE provider. Upon achieving a BA (Hons) Degree could progress to acquiring Early Years Teacher status or Graduate Teacher status or undertake an MA.

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