Course details

Certificate in Early Childhood Education
NZQF Level 5

About the course

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) will produce graduates who demonstrate the ability to: consider and compare theoretical concepts and perspectives in relation to early childhood education and child development, and use them to inform their practice; reflect on their own practice and use feedback to enhance their performance; understand the importance of, and contribute to, planning effectively within the framework of Te Whariki and the subject knowledge detailed in the New Zealand Curriculum Framework; use their understanding of the socio-cultural context to inform their teaching practice and to function positively in a multicultural environment with children, families, whanau and communities; consider the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and tikanga Maori and apply them in their own practice; create a loving, caring and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers to foster their development; demonstrate best practice to promote childrens learning; establish a secure physical and emotional environment that encourages positive outcomes for children; demonstrate appropriate professional practice; communicate effectively with children, whanau, colleagues and the community; maintain relationships of trust, cooperation and respect with children, whanau, parents and colleagues; use information technology within the context of early childhood education; and, accept responsibility for their continued learning and professional development.

About the provider

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has been providing comprehensive and professional programs to enable students to excel in their chosen field for 35 years. All of our qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and we deliver them not only throughout New Zealand but throughout the world with NZTC Global.

We have two Campuses in Auckland and Christchurch and an office in India to support our NZTC India initiative.

New Zealand Tertiary College values people and is committed to empowering students to care, educate and serve meaningfully and effectively by providing comprehensive and professional programs.