Prepare for your future in home-based ECE.
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Students completing this programme will gain the qualification of New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) – Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga Manaaki (Level 5).
The programme has been designed specifically for home-based educators in consultation with the home-based sector. It focuses on the theory and practice of delivering quality home-based early childhood education and care.
The programme is delivered entirely online with no block courses or practicum components. This means that home-based educators can work and study at the same time.
We offer all our students a strong support network. Each home-based care student will have an online lecturer and access to learning support. We also encourage students to take full advantage of our 11 teaching bases, where support is available from local academic staff.
Completion of our Level 5 home-based care programme may provide a pathway into our Level 7 Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) initial teacher education programme and the opportunity to further your early childhood career.
Te ara tuku
Four 30-credit courses will be taught over a 1-year period through online learning. This programme can be completed part-time over a 2-year period if desired.
Full-time students will study two courses concurrently in Semester 1 with the remaining two courses studied concurrently in Semester 2. Part-time students will study
one course per semester over 2 years.
Please note: There are no block courses for this programme, though any students studying with us will be given the option of attending block courses in their area if they choose to do so