Postgraduate Diploma: Infant and Toddler Learning and Development
Pōkairua tautara i te Akoranga me te Whanaketanga

Specialise in teaching children aged birth-3 years with this 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time qualification, which can be completed while you work.

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This Level 8 qualification is suitable for professionals with a particular interest in infant and toddler wellbeing, learning and development who want to specialise in this area.

The programme emphasises the importance of responsive relationships and dialogue in supporting positive outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.

Contemporary theory and research from related fields will extend and deepen your knowledge of the first thousand days of a child's life.

Students who graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Infants and Toddlers are eligible to staircase into a Level 9 master’s degree, with the four courses contributing to the first part of a master’s degree.


Programme delivery
Te ara tuku

The programme comprises four 30-credit courses, each 18 weeks long, which can be completed over 1 year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study.

For part-time study, students need to set aside 17 hours a week for directed and independent study, including online engagement. For full-time study, students need to set aside 34 hours a week.

There is no work-based component.

Contact us

0800 244 532

Next virtual open day

Thursday 21 May – 7pm to 8pm
Meeting ID: 975 8712 3042

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Applications Close 12 June 2020

Admission requirements
Nga hiahiatanga tono

To be eligible to apply for this programme, students must hold either a relevant NZQA-equivalent Level 7 teaching diploma, or a degree in education or related fields. Students must be able to provide a copy of their academic transcript.

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