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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. You’ll get plenty of support from tutors and classmates through group chats, online discussions and drop in sessions at our campus.
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
I’ve never done online distance learning before and worry about not having classmates to talk to. Can I speak to my tutor or other students?
Yes, there are online discussions involving other students in your class. You will be able to speak to your tutor on the phone and contact your tutor by email. You can also drop into Ignite Colleges to meet with your tutor.
Because I’m working will I miss any of the content?
You will have online access to all content, so you will not miss content due to your work hours. Instead you can study at times that suit your schedule.
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.