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Early Years, Education and Leadership in Practice (Hons) top-up, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Early Years, Education and Leadership in Practice (Hons) top-up course at Kingston University will enable you to combine academic study with work-based learning. You will develop your critical thinking and understanding whilst exploring theory and practical subjects through a range of learning experiences


The Early Years, Education and Leadership in Practice (Hons) top-up course at Kingston University covers the following areas:

  • diversity and equal opportunities;
  • inclusion;
  • critical choices;
  • liaison with multi-agencies and other adults;
  • pastoral care;
  • management and leadership roles and responsibilities; and
  • the opportunity to research and develop a particular area of interest.

Careers and progression

This qualification is valued by employers and will be a mark of your 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 graduates return to Kingston University for postgraduate and continuing professional development studies. These include Postgraduate 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) or MA studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading Through Transitions
  • Leadership, Diversity and Equal Opportunities
  • Dissertation
  • Critical Choices For Leaders

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • FdA in Early Years (sector-endorsed) or equivalent qualification
  • 240 CATS points
  • Employment in appropriate setting (paid or voluntary) for 16 hours a week minimum for the duration of the course
  • Normally two years' experience in appropriate setting
  • Your background experience, previous education and training will be considered if you do not meet the formal entry requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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