Early Childhood

NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4

20 weeks
Level 4
60 credits
$46000 - 70000 annual salary
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No new intakes for 2018. Please contact us to find out more.

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! Training is hands-on, fun – and you’ll even gain work experience in a childcare centre as part of your course.

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
  • First aid for young children
  • 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! Talk with our Student Support Team to find out. If not, you may be eligible for loans and allowances, and we can help you with that.

What time does my course start and finish?

Your course runs from 9am until 1pm, Monday to Friday.

What resources will I need?

We will provide everything you need.

What does a typical day look like?

This fun and practical course will have you visiting ECE centres and enjoying visits from inspirational guest speakers. You’ll learn about everything from the NZ Early Childhood Education framework, Te Whariki to first aid for children. Plus, you’ll create amazing resources which you’ll be able to use for activities when you are on practicum.

Does the course include work experience?

Yes, you will spend two weeks working in an early childhood centre. This will be organised by Ignite Colleges.

Will you help me get a job?

Yes! As part of your course we spend time working on interview and CV skills to make sure you leave us work ready. We also bring in speakers from industry to talk to you about what today’s employers expect. As well as this, our tutors have great industry connections and can introduce you to potential employers.

What jobs can I apply for after completing this course?

This is a high-demand sector with lots of rewarding job opportunities. This qualification will enable you to work as a teacher aide in an ECE centre or apply for a role as an in-house early childhood educator.

Enrol with Ignite

Enrolling with us is easy. Make an appointment with us or complete our enquiry form.

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