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New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand

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Summary

Laying a strong foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of early childhood education, this program equips students to become resourceful and reflective professionals, competent in the key areas of learning. These include professional studies, development and learning, and early years’ pedagogy.

Courses

  • Becoming a Professional Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holistic Development in the Early Years
  • Early Years Pedagogy
  • Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment, Planning and Teaching
  • Social Competence in Early Childhood
  • Wellbeing of the Child 1
  • Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Study 1
  • Field Practice 1

Field Practice

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

Further study pathways

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 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) you may be eligible to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6), Bachelor of Education (ECE) or Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).

Graduation from the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) results in eligibility to apply for New Zealand teacher registration. Entry criteria and field practice requirements apply.

Mode of learning

  • Online - Online is a flexible mode of learning that enables you to obtain an NZQA approved, high quality qualification without face-to-face attendance requirements. All study is conducted through NZTC’s unique online learning environment – NZTC Online.
  • Blended Learning - This mode of learning blends the flexibility of online learning with face-to-face learning and practical experience, including tutorials, block courses, supervised field practice and work experience.
  • College Based - This mode of learning requires students to attend a minimum number of lectures each week. The College Based learning mode is available during the first year of study. After the first year students transfer into the Blended Learning or Online mode of learning.

Students can start weekly on any Monday for Online/ Blended Learning.

For College Based you can start on February/ July.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5).

Online/Distance with attendence (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$20,000.00 (9,13,092) per year

From

15 Jul

Venue

Auckland Campus

New Zealand Tertiary College,

Level 2, 1 Marewa Road,

AUCKLAND,

Greenlane,

1051, New Zealand

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$20,000.00 (9,13,092) per year

From

Weekly

Venue

Auckland Campus

New Zealand Tertiary College,

Level 2, 1 Marewa Road,

AUCKLAND,

Greenlane,

1051, New Zealand

Online/Distance with attendence (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$20,000.00 (9,13,092) per year

From

15 Jul

Venue

Christchurch Campus

New Zealand Tertiary College,

Unit 12 and 13, 114 Sawyers Arms Road,

CHRISTCHURCH,

Canterbury,

8052, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

All applicants must:

  • Have turned 18 years of age prior to starting the program
  • Have achieved a qualification equivalent to NCEA level 2 or higher, with the literacy credits required for University Entrance; or hold a recognised qualification of at least 120 credits at level 3 or above; or have relevant experience deemed to be sufficient for entry into the program
  • Demonstrate their ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on their performance as a student

Students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 5 qualification.

Please Note:

Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

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