Education systems in some countries might use a level system divided into 10 levels. High levels imply more complex learning.
|New Zealand Diploma|
Most education systems cover a wide range of qualifications from certificates to PhD.
|English level requirement||IELTS 5.5|
Laying a strong foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of early childhood education, this program equips students to become resourceful and reflective professionals, competent in the key areas of learning. These include professional studies, development and learning, and early years’ pedagogy.
Becoming a Professional Early Childhood Teacher
Holistic Development in the Early Years
Early Years Pedagogy
Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Education
Assessment, Planning and Teaching
Social Competence in Early Childhood
Wellbeing of the Child
Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education
- 48 NCEA credits at level 2 or higher, with the literacy credits required for University Entrance, or hold a recognised qualification of at least 120 credits at level 3 or above, or have relevant experience deemed to be sufficient for entry into the program;
- demonstrate ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria;
- provide written referee report(s);
- satisfy New Zealand Police Clearance conditions;
- declare any physical or learning disability or diverse needs that may impact on the performance as a student;
- applicants may be required to succeed in a personal interview.
- any student who reaches the age of 20 by the commencement of the program and who does not meet the requirement for admission to the program may be granted special admission. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic ability to study at the level required to complete the program successfully;
- other special admission categories may be applied for and granted at the discretion of the College;
- credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College.