I decided to return to studying after leaving school after my GSCEs 8 years earlier and this course allowed me to use my work experience to gain a degree. Although it was slightly daunting, all the staff were so welcoming and helpful, allowing a smooth transition onto the course. The course required me to be in work while studying which greatly helped me learn the theory and put it into practise very quickly, reinforcing the learning. The support throughout the course was fantastic also, I felt I could ask anything in a very safe learning environment. Most of us on the course also had families also therefore time management was so important, having a tutor that we could turn to was a great comfort. I would highly recommend the college to anyone but in particular the course.
I had been looking for a course for some time which would fit around my work and was really pleased to find this course at Kingston that also allowed me to complete a Foundation Degree in to years. The tutors are incredibly supportive and the content interesting. The course requires some hard work to be put in but I felt real benefits in applying my learning to my work and a great sense of achievement. I would highly recommend this course especially as a great access route to a BA Hons top up.
Having been thinking about a course like this for years I was really pleased to find this course at Kingston that fitted around my work and allowed me to achieve a Foundation Degree in 2 years. All the tutors were incredibly supportive and the content was interesting, The course does require some hard work to be put in but I felt real benefits in my working life and a great sense of achievement. I have gone on to top up to a BA Hons degree, an easy way to get a good qualification.
Having not studied for over 12 years the prospect of going to university was pretty daunting,. The FDA however gave me an opportunity to re-enter the education world with ease. The staff and lecturers are supportive, both during lectures and outside the class times. The course not only allowed me to save money in comparison to University fees but also prepared us for our final year at Kingston University. Evidenced by the number of Kingston College students completing with 1st class honours degrees in the final year. Most importantly however is the knowledge and the confidence gained, I have gained a better understanding of how the business world works, knowledge that I find myself applying without even realising! So much so that I am now on a postgraduate degree course! keep up the Good work FdA team
Having just completed the Foundation Degree in Business I would highly recommend it - I am even going on to complete the top up to achieve a BA (Hons). The attendance schedule is manageable and although attendance is part time the course is full time so you can still achieve your Foundation Degree in 2 years! (Sometimes 18 months) The teacher support is fantastic - they are all different in their styles but all welcome diversity and encourage personal development whilst providing the support you need when enrolling back at school - for some, many years after they last studied anything! Overall a fantastic course - I achieved a distinction completing this course whilst working full time and looking after my toddler. It is doable in the right environment even under the toughest of circumstances and this team of teachers make it realistic for you.