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Free Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3)

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Study Early Childhood Education at NZMA

If you’re 16-19, the Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3) free course will provide you with introductory skills and knowledge in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Work experience in an Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre will introduce you to the practical skills and experience needed to prepare for a career in this industry. If you’re looking to begin your training in ECE, this is the programme to start with.

What will I learn?

  • Early childhood educational theory and practice
  • Early childhood curriculum in New Zealand - Te Whariki
  • Child development, observation and play
  • Professional practice and ethics
  • Health and safety in early childhood education
  • Communication with children, parents and Whanau
  • Services available in the early childhood sector
  • Work placement in an ECE centre

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)
  • NCEA (Level 2)

CAMPUS START DATES

Start Dates

Course costs

New Zealand Students

This course is part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme. If you are aged 16-19, and meet the course entry requirements, you can attend this course for FREE.

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.
Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Entry Requirements

  • You need to be 16 to 19 years old
  • Students must have an acceptable safety check prior to the beginning of practical experience. 

All our Early Childhood Education courses

Early Childhood Education
  • Free Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3)

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Centre-Based) – Level 4

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Level 5

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