Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care


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New Zealand Diploma

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Duration 12 Months
Credits 120
Study area Education
English level requirement IELTS 6.0
Country New Zealand


Price international

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Programme overview

The aim of the programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to become proficient educators in Aotearoa New Zealand who can work professionally and collaboratively within a range of early childhood contexts to provide education and care to infants, toddlers and young children and enhance community outcomes. Graduates may also provide management and leadership of volunteers or other staff, depending on the early childhood setting and associated regulatory framework and criteria. it will also provide tools and skills necessary for graduates to pursue further study options.

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