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

Careers and progression

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

Once you complete this course, you will be well-placed to pursue postgraduate opportunities to enhance your professional development in education and related fields. Many students return to Kingston University for postgraduate and continuing professional development studies. These include Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Birth to Five Years with Early Years Teacher Status (Early Years Initial Teacher Training), the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and MA studies.

Please note: to progress to EYITT 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


  • 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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