New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4)

An introduction for students to a range of professional skills and knowledge essential for a career in early childhood education. This program develops students understanding of the ways in which children develop and learn, and how to ensure their safety and holistic wellbeing.
 

AT A GLANCE

Method of learning:
Full-time

Level:
4

Duration:
0.5 years

Credits:
60

 
Code Course Level Credit
EC501 Becoming a Professional Early Childhood Teacher 5 15
EC401 The Whole Child: Development and Wellbeing 4 15
EC402 The Diversity of Young Learners 4 15

AND 15 credits from

Code Course Level Credit
EC403 Field Experience 4 15
EC404 The Value of Play 4 15
  • Students enrolled in the Blended Learning mode 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 four hours per week throughout the program

Students wishing to complete the Field Experience course will be required to attend two weeks of full-time Field Experience in a two-week block during the course of the program. The two weeks can be carried out in a Home Centre (the main centre at which a student may already be employed).

Online
Blended Learning

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 New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) you may be eligible to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5). Entry criteria will apply.