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NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4 - Online

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Level of Study



20 weeks

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Want to help shape New Zealand’s future? Then choose a career that develops the minds and talents of our children. Study Early Childhood Level 4 at Ignite Colleges! This course is tailored for home based educators with many practical components that can be woven into your daily practices.

What will I learn?

Build advanced skills and knowledge in the care of infants, toddlers and young children, so you can progress your early childhood career.

You will cover:

  • NZ Early Childhood Education and Care framework – Te Whariki
  • ECE socio-cultural theories
  • Health and safety
  • First aid for young children
  • ECE legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance to ECE

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4

Where will this take me?

This qualification prepares you for intermediate-level roles in early childhood, or is the perfect pathway to further studies in ECE. Whatever you choose, you will stand out from the crowd having trained at Ignite Colleges.

Entry criteria

If you are 16 years or older, this programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively as an early childhood educator.

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