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.
- 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.
- Personal and professional development through reflective practice
- Child development, observation and assessment
- Leadership and Management of Identity
- Leadership and Management of the Early Years Setting
- Leadership and Management of the Organisation
- Historical & International perspectives
- Special project
Teaching and learning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- UK/EU students: £5,300
- Overseas/International students: See Kingston University website
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
Childcare Student Wins Scholarship to University +We have been delighted to learn that Childcare student, Hamin Lim, has won a scholarship to study for an Early Years Degree at the University of Roehampton. Hamin, who studied a two year Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) at Kingston College, commented: "Studying at Kingston College… Read More
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