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Clearing 2017 via Kingston University
Clearing 2017 via Kingston University

Early Years Foundation Degree FdA: After you graduate

Careers and progression

This qualification is valued by employers and is seen as a mark of your professional excellence and expertise, enabling you to develop your career and opportunities.

Your course will be delivered at your local college. Once you have successfully completed this foundation degree, you can take a further year's study and top-up your qualification to a BA(Hons) degree at Kingston University.

Once you have completed this FdA, followed by the BA(Hons) top-up, you will be well-placed to pursue postgraduate opportunities and enhance your professional development in education and related fields. Many graduates return to Kingston University for postgraduate and continuing professional development studies. These include Early Years Initial Teacher Training leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and MA studies.

Please note: to progress to EYTS or QTS, you will need GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) in English Language, Maths and Science.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Childcare development adviser
  • Children centre participation officer
  • Early years group leader
  • Early youth educator
  • Education adviser
  • Primary teacher
  • Graduate teacher
  • Higher level teaching assistant
  • Nursery manager

Employers

  • Surrey County Council
  • Wimbledon Park School
  • Caroline Nursery
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • Thames Ditton Infants
  • Wandsworth Primary Play Association
  • Top of the Class
  • Childbase Ltd

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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    This course is taught at Brooklands College (Weybridge campus); Kensington and Chelsea College; Kingston College; NESCOT; NEWTEC (East London Childcare Institute); Richmond upon Thames College; South Thames College; West Thames College; Whitefield Schools and Centre

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    0800 0483 334*

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    This course is taught at Brooklands College (Weybridge campus); Kensington and Chelsea College; Kingston College; NESCOT; NEWTEC (East London Childcare Institute); Richmond upon Thames College; South Thames College; West Thames College; Whitefield Schools and Centre

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    Clearing hotline

    0800 0483 334*

    If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

    +44 20 8328 1149

    *Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

    Ask a question about this course

    School of Education
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
    Email us

    Location

    This course is taught at Brooklands College (Weybridge campus); Kensington and Chelsea College; Kingston College; NESCOT; NEWTEC (East London Childcare Institute); Richmond upon Thames College; South Thames College; West Thames College; Whitefield Schools and Centre

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