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Early Years Leadership & Management Foundation degree FdA

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Kingston College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This course covers a wide range of theoretical perspectives in the field of leadership and management. It includes aspects of education, health and social care which are relevant and necessary for leading and managing in the early year’s sector. It provides a route into higher education for experienced and committed early years practitioners wanting to progress from level 3 to a foundation degree. You will have the opportunity to draw on your practical experience whilst engaging in a diverse range of theoretical and philosophical debates. The sector-endorsed Foundation Degree is a two year higher education award that enables you to combine academic study with work-based learning. If you are working in an early years setting and either aspire to, or currently, lead and manage others, then this course will provide a training pathway for you to study at your local college.

The amount of time you will spend in practice learning will depend on your arrangement with the school. The different settings for learning provide important opportunities to work collaboratively with peers, tutors and teachers. Your work in both university and school environments which will help develop your understanding of teaching. Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme. We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course. Our course teams also draw on the wealth of experience provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and provide master classes and workshops to enrich your learning.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

• Level 3 early years qualification (or equivalent)• Employment in an appropriate setting (either paid or voluntary) for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course• Normally two years' experience in an appropriate settingThe selection process involves interview at your chosen college, selection exercises and a current DBS check.

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University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Students have a longstanding reputation for business start-ups, supported through an extensive programme of enterprise education events and industry links.
Kingston University is investing significantly in its campuses. A multi-floor library and dance studios are key features of its new Town House building.
Students from more than 140 countries bring diversity, fresh ideas and a range of life experiences to enrich the learning environment on campus.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 123 1

    74th out of 81 5

    63rd out of 83 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    104 48%

    99th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%

    112th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    48th

    21
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    6th

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    69th

    68

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