Institute of Technology or PolytechnicOpen Polytechnic of New Zealand
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If you have NCEA Level 1 or equivalent this is a great way to start your ECE career. You will study three courses and volunteer or work in a licensed ECE service for 4 hours a week.
This qualification will ready you to work in the early childhood education profession as a:
What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
This qualification will also be useful for people seeking employment in community service organisations that work to enhance the lives of young children and their whanau, families and communities.
After you complete this qualification you will meet the entry requirements (subject to meeting to the selection criteria) to enter our Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care.
You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.
To enrol in this programme you need to have NCEA Level 1, or equivalent, and be a minimum of 17 years of age at the start of the programme.
If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.
IELTS test – a General or Academic score of 5, with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.
Cambridge English Qualifications – B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.