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Early Years Foundation Degree FdA: After you graduate

Careers and progression

This qualification is valued by employers and will be a mark of your professional excellence, demonstrating expertise in the field and enabling you to develop your career.

Once you successfully complete 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 your 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 students 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.

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