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Early Childhood Education [NZ Cert Level 2]


This Tauranga-based course aims to develop your care-giving skills for young children.

The outcome is the NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education level 2, and a pathway to employment or higher education.

You will learn caregiving skills, communication, feeding and sleeping routines, and how to be supportive in the development of young children.

You will learn how to create suitable environments for infants and about support services and networks.

This is a great course if you love interacting with young children and want to begin a career in ECE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “What will I learn?”

This early childhood education course covers:

  • Caregiving skills
  • NZ Certificate in ECE L2
  • Development and learning
  • Health & safety and well being
  • Positive relationships with children
  • Become aware of support systems and networks
  • Introductory Te Reo and Tikanga Maori

Q: “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

Q: “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

Q: “What are the costs?”

Q: “What is the location for this course?”

Q: “Is this course available via distance learning?”

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

Q: “Is this course available to international students?”

  • No, this course is offered only to NZ citizens or permanent residents

Q: “Is this course best suited to students of a certain age?”

  • Anyone aged 16 years and older is welcome

Q: “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

Q: “What do students who have done this course say about it?”

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