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New Zealand Certificate in Education Support and Care (Level 3) - Teacher Aiding

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

12 weeks

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a sought after Teacher Aide or Support Worker helping provide additional educational support for learners, teachers, families and whanau in schools, out of school or after school care, early childhood settings, or the disability sector. Graduates will be able: apply professional behaviour and health and safety practices related to education support and care contexts in order to maintain health, safety and wellbeing of children display communication skills to participate effectively within the education support and care community apply principles of inclusive practice for diverse learners apply basic knowledge of learning and human development within specified education and community contexts participate in supporting students with their learning, under supervision, in the education support and care context assist in the production of resources in the education support and care context

Course Content

  • ESC100 Communication skills in an education support and care context (5 credits)
  • ESC101 Inclusive practice in an education support and care context (5 credits)
  • ESC102 Human development and learning in education and community contexts (5 credits)
  • ESC103 Educational support and care practicum (25 credits)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as:

  • Education support worker, teacher aide, ICT assistant, librarian assistant, administrator assistant in school and early childhood settings;
  • Community support worker in the disability sector;
  • Out of school care worker in school holiday programmes and after school care

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the teacher aiding programme of study leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Education Support and Care (Level 3), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 40 credits in accordance with the Programme Schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Education Support and Care (Level 3)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the teacher aiding programme of study leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Education Support and Care (Level 3) full-time over three months or part-time over two years

Entry criteria

School Leavers: Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2. Mature Applicants: Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
    TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
    TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
    Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
    OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
    Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
    Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
    Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

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