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Early Years: Teaching & Learning BA(Hons) top-up

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
1 year full time (employment based) X111 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: Teaching & Learning for those who have a foundation degree in Early Years, or equivalent. This qualification will enable you to combine academic study with work-based learning. You will develop 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:

  • effective early years and primary curriculum practice;
  • how children learn and develop through play;
  • transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1;
  • current issues in education and multidisciplinary working;
  • inclusive practice and differentiated approaches;
  • assessment for learning;
  • creativity across the curriculum;
  • planning for critical issues;and
  • the opportunity to research and develop a particular area of interest.

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 an exciting opportunity for students to engage with an in-depth child study. It provides a forum in which to reflect upon the child and his/her transitional process within the context of Early Years and Key Stage 1 environment.  It explores theoretical frameworks and current thinking about transition and how this can inform and enrich practice. This module offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of how the process of transition can have a positive or negative impact on a child's identity. The module content encourages students to identify elements of their practice that can be enhanced so that it results in increased well-being and transformation for the child.

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  • This module introduces students to different perspectives of 'creativity' and the impact on curriculum practice. It considers the role creativity and critical thinking plays in extending a child's conceptual and creative development.  It also explores the interplay between the child, adults, the environment (physical and emotional) and legislation when considering the impact on creativity. The module explores teaching and learning through creative interpretations and analyses underlying issues that may provide barriers to learning. Students are encouraged to explore their creative skills and to relate underpinning theory to practice.

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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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