Early Childhood Education [NZ Cert Level 2]

Introduction

Become an Early Childhood Educator

If you love interacting with children, are energetic and enthusiastic and want to learn how to care for children our Early Childhood Education courses are for you!

Learn about:

  • Child development theories
  • Care for infants & young children
  • Health, safety & well-being
  • Positive relationships with children
  • Work placement in an ECE setting

Enrol in our ECE Programmes to:

  • Complete the NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Learning & Care Level 2
  • Progress to the NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care Level 3
  • Learn how to work safely and effectively in an early childhood context
  • Learn how to support play, feeding, and sleeping routines for children in your care
  • Prepare you to pathway into higher level ECE study and become a qualified ECE educator

Meet Our Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?

This early childhood education course covers:

  • Child development theories
  • Care for infants & young children
  • Health, safety & well-being
  • Positive relationships with children
  • Work placement in an ECE setting
What qualification will I get?
  • Graduates will receive “NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education Level 2”
  • Level 2 credits achieved in this programme will go towards your NCEA Level 2
What is the start date, timetable and course duration?
  • Start dates:
    • You can start any time
  • Timetable:
    • 8:30am – 3:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Course duration:
    • 15 weeks
What are the costs?
What is the location for this course?

This course is available in-person from our Tauranga branch

Is this course available via distance learning?

No, sorry, it is only available in person at the branch listed above

Is this course available to international students?
No, this course is offered only to NZ citizens or permanent residents
Is this course best suited to students of a certain age?
Anyone aged 16 years and older is welcome
Are there any prerequisites?
  • You must have achieved NCEA Level 1 or above to be eligible for this course
  • Applicants must be capable of passing a police vetting check

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