If you are interested in working with infants, toddlers or young children this certificate may be right for you. You will learn how to recognise basic introductory skills in ECE and knowledge involved in the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children.
The NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care helps students to develop a strong foundational grounding in essential early childhood knowledge.
This certificate is perfectly suited to school leavers or students looking to complete their NCEA levels while gaining skills towards a career qualification. Throughout the Course, you will complete a minimum of 60 hours of placement time in an early childhood centre, giving you a real hands-on experience that will prepare you for a career in early childhood education.
Vision College offers small class sizes, and supportive staff, which creates a personal and productive learning environment. Graduates can progress onto the Level 5 programme, or go into work in an Early Childhood Centre under the supervision of a registered teacher. Or, many choose to work as an Au Pair or nanny overseas.
Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you
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LEVEL 3 GRADUATES
Graduates will be prepared to enter the early childhood education profession as:
For Maori speakers this qualification may provide entry into nga kohanga reo. This qualification will also be useful for people seeking employment in community service organisations that work to enhance the lives of young children and their whanau, families and communities.