Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5)

Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5)

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) lays a strong foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of early childhood education. The program sets students to become resourceful and reflective professionals, competent in the key areas of learning: professional studies, development and learning, early years pedagogy, field practice.

Students learn to become culturally responsive professionals, able to respond to the needs of a diverse community of learners, through embracing best practices that build children’s social competence, protect their health and wellbeing and strengthen partnerships with families/whānau and the wider community.
 

AT A GLANCE


Method of learning:
Full-time

Level: 5

Duration:
1 years

Credits:
120

 

The program is one stage of full-time study of 40 weeks.

Code Course
B101C Introduction to Early Childhood Education
B102 The Whole Child
B103 Early Years Pedagogy
B104C The Professional Early Childhood Teacher
B105 Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Education
B106 Socio-cultural Assessment, Planning and Teaching
B114 Early Childhood Writing and Research 1
B195 Field Practice 1

While you are enrolled in the Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5), in the blended learning mode you will be required to:

  • Attend two x 20 hour Block Courses. These will be 10 hours each day and will be held on a consecutive Sunday and Monday. Block Courses are an opportunity for face-to-face networking, teaching and learning for NZTC Online students. They will be conducted by NZTC lecturers, and will focus on topics relevant to the field of early childhood education
  • In addition to Field Practice, you are required to undertake work experience (paid or voluntary) in a licensed early childhood centre for a minimum of 16 hours per week throughout the program
  • Engage in online discussions

International students will also be required to:

  • Attend tutorials for a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the program

You will be required to attend one four week block of full-time (40 hours per week) Field Practice during the Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) program. This will be carried out in a Home Centre (the main centre, at which you may already be employed).

Blended Learning
College Based

For more information on the modes listed above, refer to the Modes of learning page

New Zealand Tertiary College qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) you may be eligible to apply for the following teaching stream programs which pathway to New Zealand Teacher Registration with Provisional Certification. Entry criteria will apply.

 

You may also be eligible to apply for the following education steam program.