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New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4)
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What is the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4)?

The New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4)* is a new qualification focused on practice-based education that equips learners with the skills that they need to become an Educator in an early childhood education service.

This course is a pathway qualification to higher level study for those wanting to become qualified teachers.

Made up of eight learning modules, the Level 4 certificate allows learners to adopt a project-based learning approach to their studies.

This is an online learning course meaning learners can study independently at their own pace.

Enjoy the flexibility of 20 weeks of self-paced learning alongside a child in your care.

What You Will Learn

Learners who successfully complete the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4) offered by PORSE will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of:

·        Theories of children’s learning and development, including neuroscience, attachment relationships and transitions.

·        Multiculturalism, family diversity and the bicultural nature of the early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki.

·        Planning, providing and reviewing rich learning experiences.

·        Providing an environment that strengthens the health, wellbeing, care and safety of children.

·        Effective communication and engaging in respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships.

·        Personal health, wellbeing and professional development.

·        Legislation and regulatory requirements.

·        Diverse philosophical and cultural contexts and approaches informing early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand, including a personal philosophy of practice.

Employment Pathways

On completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4) you will be able to:

  • begin or continue a career as a home-based Early Childhood Educator
  • be employed as an Early Childhood Educator
  • pursue further study in the Early Childhood Education sector, such as a Diploma of Teaching.

Call 0800 023 456 or enquire below for more details.

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*Pending NZQA approval