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Early Years: Education & Leadership in Practice BA(Hons) top-up

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
1 year full time (employment based) X112 2017

External applicants: please note that places for external applicants are limited on this course. If you studied your Foundation Degree at a college that is not within the Kingston University partnership, please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Why choose this course?

This one-year course offers a route to a BA(Hons) in Early Years: Education & Leadership in Practice. This qualification will enable you to combine academic study with work-based learning. You will develop your critical thinking and understanding whilst exploring theory and practical subjects through a range of learning experiences. 

What you will study

The course covers the following areas:

  • diversity and equal opportunities;
  • inclusion;
  • critical choices;
  • liaison with multi-agency/multiprofessional and other adults;
  • pastoral care;
  • management and leadership roles and responsibilities; and
  • extended study – focusing on an issue directly related to the workplace, with theoretical and practical underpinning.

Please note: to obtain QTS you will need to complete a PGCE after successfully completing this course.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules

  • This module is a core requirement of the BA(Hons) Early Years: Education and Leadership in Practice programme. The content will critically analyse relevant legislation, research, theory and literature to underpin effective pedagogical practices in transition for children, families, practitioners and professionals. Students are required to engage with online learning materials, including an audit tool, to inform professional dialogue concerning transition. The module encourages personal and professional reflection of transition practice and how this might be modified to improve outcomes for children and families.

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  • This module is a core requirement of the BA(Hons) Early Years: Education and Leadership in Practice programme. The content examines leadership in relationship to equality and diversity within early year's provision.  Key legislation, statutory and ethical frameworks are analysed, identifying implications for policies and procedures in early years settings. National and international perspectives are explored encouraging students to identify influences that determine judgements. Methods of observations and documentation are critiqued, with data collection used to select strategies for developing an inclusive learning environment.

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  • This module is a core requirement of the BA(Hons) Early Years: Education and Leadership in Practice and BA(Hons) Early Years: Teaching and Learning programmes. The content explores leadership and management theories and students are introduced to key factors that affect strategies for implementing change in their work environment. It explores current issues and dilemmas facing practitioners in the early years field and identifies strategies that may support personal and professional development. Key legislation and statutory frameworks are critiqued identifying implications for early years' settings. The module provides an overview of recent and relevant interprofessional factors that affect provision, including safeguarding and child protection.

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  • This module introduces students to a range of methodologies, which will enable them to design and manage the implementation of a small-scale enquiry, which is pertinent to their interest and work place. They will gain an understanding of the philosophies and practices of systematic enquiry in education-related fields and its application within the professional and pedagogic contexts.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

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