Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (YG).xml Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (YG)

Qualifications and courses Study options
Certificate in Early Childhood Studies YG

ProgrammeFull time – 34 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Qualification name

Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (YG) Please enquire

Programme code

AO3263

Starts

February

Credits

120

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Provider

Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Programme Content

Prepare for a rewarding, challenging and diverse career working with children.

The Certificate in Early Childhood Studies is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for further education in early childhood education.

It covers first aid and health and safety; parenthood and development in early childhood; learning through play; planning for learning; contextualised numeracy and literacy skills; guidance strategies; professional practice; agency experience and field work.

A section of the programme is practical and includes work placement in early childhood centres. You'll learn through the guidance of a supportive tutor in a practical learning environment.

Programme Structure

To complete this Youth programme you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this programme. Please note the number of credits may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

LISTENING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

SPEAKING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Study pathways

As a graduate of this programme you'll be able to seek work as a child care support worker, a home-based carer or a nanny. Past students have been employed in the early childhood sector, for example as relief teachers in early childhood centres, overseas nannies, as well as many going on to study towards a Bachelor of Education in early childhood as well as in primary education.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
26712 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, age-related nutrition needs in providing food for a child in an ECE service 2 4 4
10020 Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices in an ECE service 4 2 2
10024 Demonstrate knowledge of promoting the health and well-being of children in an ECE service 4 3 3
10019 Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for a child in an ECE service 4 4 4
26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions 2 1 1
26552 Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them 3 1 1
6400 Manage first aid in emergency situations 5 2 2
26708 Develop a relationship (outcome 2 - Use and evaluate strategies to develop reciprocal and responsive relationships with a child in an ECE service) 2 5 5
26175 Professional Behaviour (outcome 2 - Demonstrate professional behaviours required of an early childhood educator) 2 3 3
10019 Contributing to a Safe Environment (outcome 2 - Contribute to a safe environment for children in an ECE service) 4 4 4
20406 Effective Communication (Evidence requirement 2.1 -Effective communication is demonstrated in relation to whānau/ families diversity) 3 4 4
27145 Develop a Plan (outcome 2 - Implement and evaluate the learning plan for children in an ECE service) 2 4 4
26709 Conduct an observation of a child in an ECE service 2 3 3
10032 Demonstrate knowledge of ethics in an ECE service 4 2 2
10026 Demonstrate knowledge of the development and learning of children and its relevance to an ECE service 4 5 5
10021 Describe the basic needs of children in an ECE service 4 3 3
20407 Demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity in an ECE service 3 4 4
26715 Describe professional image and demonstrate professional behaviours required of an early childhood educator 2 3 3
10023 Describe transition situations in an ECE service 4 2 2
10022 Demonstrate knowledge of attachment patterns and short-term separate in an ECE service 4 3 3
20406 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, effective communication with diverse whānau/families in an ECE service 3 4 4
10013 Explain the purpose, aspirations, structure and relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki 4 2 2
27145 Develop, implement and evaluate a learning plan for children in an ECE service 2 4 4
26707 Describe the value of play and create resources for children’s development and learning in an ECE service 2 6 6
27146 Demonstrate knowledge of organisations relevant to ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand 2 4 4
26718 Develop reciprocal and responsive relationships with a child in an ECE service 2 5 5
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