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Early Years: Leadership & Management Foundation Degree FdA

Where taught Attendance UCAS code Campus code Year of entry
Kingston College 2 years full time (employment based) XN12 K 2017
NEWTEC 2 years full time (employment based) XN12 U 2017

Please apply for this course via the UCAS website using the relevant code. You must also contact your chosen college directly.

Why choose this course?

The sector-endorsed FdA 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 

What you will study

This course covers important aspects of leadership and management that you will need as an experienced practitioner and/or manager. It also covers the care, development and education of young children. It offers a route for experienced and committed early years practitioners wanting to progress from level 3 to a foundation degree. 

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.

Year 1

  • This module is a core requirement of the Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Foundation Degree. The content will examine the knowledge and skills required of higher education and will explore the meaning of academic terminology. Students will examine what constitutes reflective practice in a work based environment and will be encouraged to identify their previous knowledge and experience and to recognise intrinsic and extrinsic influences on their practice. The main features of the module include the introduction of theory and the interface with work based learning. Students will be supported in recognising their strengths and areas for enhancement enabling them to reflect on their professional development.

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  • This module is a core requirement for students taking the Foundation Degree in Early Years or Early Years: Leadership and Management. This module offers students the opportunity to examine in detail child development theories and key influential pioneers of current practice. They will explore a range of relevant formative and summative assessment techniques in order to identify and plan for learning and developmental pathways within statutory curriculum guidance for children from birth to seven years of age.

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  • This module is a core requirement for students taking the Foundation Degree in Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice. This module introduces students to the legal and ethical requirements for ensuring that all children are protected and make progress in learning and development. Students will examine challenging case studies and will explore strategies for communicating and working effectively with children, their families and other professionals to ensure that the child's needs are met.

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  • This module is a core requirement for students taking the Foundation Degree in Early Years Leadership and Management. This module offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership and management theory and how this applies to their personal perspectives and experiences in the work place. Students will examine issues relating to personal influences with particular emphasis on the development of their professional identity. The students will evaluate the methods, strategies and approaches that they use to manage themselves.

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Year 2

  • This module is a core requirement for students taking the Foundation Degree in Early Years Management and Leadership. It explores leadership and management issues in order to enhance quality assurance and to support change that may improve the educational experiences of children in the early years setting. The module content encourages students to identify their settings' needs and to work collaboratively with the staff, other professionals, children and their families in order to devise and implement an action plan for creating improvement and change.

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  • This is a core module for students undertaking the Foundation Degree in Early Years. The module introduces students to effective pedagogy and practice with theoretical underpinning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Students will be encouraged to examine and critically evaluate 'tools' for learning and how these can enhance practice for the early years setting in which they are employed.  Students will engage in planning and evaluating learning activities in order to enhance pedagogical practice. In addition they will explore how professional practice may be enhanced through critical awareness and analysis of support systems such as ICT.

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  • This module is a core requirement for students taking the Foundation Degree in Early Years Management and Leadership. Students will be introduced to theory and research that explores the leadership and management of early years and other educational organisations in order to support professional and business development. The module content will examine issues such as marketing, service user requirements, finance relating to budgeting, cash flow and profit as well as how to design and create a business plan.

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  • This is a core module for students undertaking the Early Years or Early Years: Leadership and Management Foundation Degree. The module enables students to utilise their Personal Development Plan in order to extend their professional development in a chosen area of practice within the early years field. The module supports students to implement an independent, systematic enquiry in order to critically reflect upon an aspect of pedagogy and/or practice and to initiate changes that may improve the educational experiences of young children.

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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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This course is taught at Kingston College; NEWTEC, Kensington and Chelsea College

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This course is taught at Kingston College; NEWTEC, Kensington and Chelsea College

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