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Early Years Foundation Degree Level 5

Early Years Foundation Degree Level 5 RuTC Graduates

Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications which combine academic study with work-based learning. They provide a training pathway for those who would like to remain in work whilst studying for a higher education award.


This degree is validated by Kingston University.


UCAS applications for this course are open until September. This is a two year course and the price shown below is per annum. 

  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code PQ0AE / 10001

    Start Date Thursday 19 Sep 2019

    How long is the course? 2 years (34 weeks per annum)

    What time does the course start? 4:00PM

    What time does the course end? 9:00PM

    When does the course run? Wednesday

    How much does the course cost? All Fees £5,170 per annum

    Are concessions available? No

    Examining Body Kingston University

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • What is this course about and who is it for?

    The Degree is a professionally recognised qualification that is highly valued by employers. The course will equip you with higher level skills and a sound knowledge of areas relevant to your work, including local and national statutory frameworks, theories of learning, collaborative working with agencies and families, educational systems and a deeper understanding of child development, observation and assessment.

    You will reflect upon your practice of working with young children to explore and develop an in-depth understanding of safeguarding, ethics and diversity. Flexible study will enable you to engage with a wide range of reading and you will develop essential skills of academic writing, planning your studies, engagement with research and critical reflection and analysis of both your practice and reading.

    • Includes engagement with employers, partner colleges and key stakeholders
    • Study 4 x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and 4 x 30 credit modules in Year 2
    • A flexible route to Higher Education
    • Allows you to continue working
    • A personal tutor with regular tutorials
  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    The Degree is work based and specifically designed for practitioners who have an appropriate Level 3 Childcare qualification and ideally some post qualifying experience.

  • How will I be taught?

    The Degree is classroom-based with a range of teaching methods eg lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and individual research, all designed to enhance your professional practice.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Through a variation of formative and summative assessments, including written assignments, practical presentations and practitioner research. There is an expectation that as an HE student you will organise your studies, read a range of books and literature and develop your academic writing skills to appropriate levels.

  • What qualification will I get?

    You will gain a Foundation Degree in Early Years (240 credits).

  • What can the course lead to?

    This course can lead to a third year of study for the BA Honours Degree (360 credits) and postgraduate programmes. For more information, visit Kingston University.

  • How do I join the course?

    You must apply through BOTH the College and UCAS. To apply through the College, please complete and submit the Foundation Degree in Early Years Application Form. To apply through UCAS, visit the UCAS website. After submitting both applications, you wiill be invited to attend an interview.

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