The National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care will give you a solid grounding in all aspects of early childhood education.
Duration: 18 weeks, full-time
Dates:Wairarapa19 Feb 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Domestic Fees:*$3,328.50Scholarship info
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* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.
CAR – This course has a Compulsory Academic Requirements (CAR) meaning you must complete this requirement over and above any course assessments.
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Graduate
The chance to study all aspects of early childhood education made it easy for Erin to enrol with UCOL.
Simone loves knowing that she's setting babies and toddlers up for learning for life.
Students complete placements in industry so we have a wide-range of connections to Early Childhood Centres in our regions.
Learn from our experienced and supportive lecturers in our Early Childhood classrooms on both our Palmerston North and Wairarapa campuses and when on placement in Centres.
NCEA Level 1 (including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits)
Equivalent academic achievement
On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean
Placement in work experience is pursuant to the student's criminal history being clear of any matter which might cause UCOL to question their suitability for employment in the early childhood area.
In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.
English language proficiencyInternational student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.
UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.
Under 20 years of ageFor international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply.
UCOL's National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) comprises 63 credits.
PracticumStudents will be placed in an early childhood setting organised by UCOL to achieve required practicum hours. Work placements and successful completion of the programme are dependent on a satisfactory police check and UCOL’s ability to place students successfully.
UCOL will undertake a safety check of all students after enrolment to ensure UCOL meets the legislative requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act, 2014. UCOL will do this on behalf of early childhood education institutions and providers of private childcare placements hosting UCOL students. The safety check involves confirming the student’s work history, verifying their suitability to work with children with a trusted referee, and completing New Zealand Police vetting.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Students at HLC LevinProgramme requirements may vary. Please contact your tutor for details.
Palmerston North based students are required to wear a UCOL polo shirt on practicum placements. Shirts cost $27.
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.