Early Childhood

NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4

20 weeks
Level 4
63 credits
$46000 - 70000 annual salary
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25 November 2019, 20 January 2020, 24 February 2020, 30 March 2020, 11 May 2020, 15 June 2020

Want to help shape New Zealand’s future? Then choose a career that develops the minds and talents of our children. Study Early Childhood Level 4 at Ignite Colleges! This course is tailored for home based educators with many practical components that can be woven into your daily practices.

Who can enrol?

If you are 16 years or older, this programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively as an early childhood educator.

What will I learn?

Build advanced skills and knowledge in the care of infants, toddlers and young children, so you can progress your early childhood career.

You will cover:

  • NZ Early Childhood Education and Care framework – Te Whariki
  • ECE socio-cultural theories
  • Health and safety
  • ECE legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance to ECE

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4

Where will this take me?

This qualification prepares you for intermediate-level roles in early childhood, or is the perfect pathway to further studies in ECE. Whatever you choose, you will stand out from the crowd having trained at Ignite Colleges.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about this course

What do I need to enrol?

It’s easy! All you need to bring along is proof of citizenship or PR. We will help you do the rest. If you are an international student, please contact us first.

How much does this course cost?

You might be eligible to do this course for free! Get in touch with us to find out. If not, you may be eligible for loans and allowances, and we can help you with that.

How long will it take me to complete?

This is a 20-week distance course.

What resources will I need?

You need to have:

  • a mobile phone
  • access to a computer or a laptop
  • an email address
  • access to the internet

Do I need to have computer skills?

  • You need to have basic computer and internet skills to participate effectively in this course.
  • You will be required to undertake basic searches using Google, YouTube or others.
  • You will need to use Microsoft Word to complete assignments.

What jobs can I apply for after completing this course?

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work in a range of ECE settings as ECE educators, Kaimahi, ECE support workers and session leaders in an ECE setting. Graduates may also undertake further study towards the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) or a level 7 Initial teacher education (ECE) qualification.

Enrol with Ignite

Applying to study with us is easy. Make an appointment with us or complete our enquiry form.

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