Early Childhood

WHY STUDY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH US?

Our Early Childhood Education programmes will provide you with a broader insight into child development and education. What’s more, completing this qualification may help you to move from voluntary to paid employment in the field, and provide you with opportunities to pathway into higher – level Early Childhood Education qualifications.

It’s your chance to help develop the future of our culture & heritage.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

Our courses can help you prepare for an Early Childhood Education career and set you on the pathway to further education such as the Diploma in Teaching (ECE) or higher.

Train while you work within an Early Childhood Education Centre to become:

  • A home-based educarer
  • An Early Childhood Education teacher in a teacher-led service
  • A nanny in NZ or overseas

Early Childhood Education levels 3 & 4 can be pathways to gaining further qualifications in Early Childhood Education.

Community groups that seek the services of Early Childhood Educators:

  • Family/whanau groups
  • Church groups
  • Community centres
  • Health providers

DID YOU KNOW?

Students on this programme enjoy sharing stories about how children learn. Many of the students have children of their own and have learned new techniques and ideas that help them parent.

THE DETAILS

These courses are full time and are a combination of theory and hands-on learning along with workplace practicum. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, collaborative learning environments, one-on-one tuition and strong industry networks. Pathway and career planning are provided for all students.

IS IT FOR ME?

To apply for these courses you must attend an interview to assess your suitability for the programme and undergo a criminal conviction check as part of the enrolment process. Workplace practicum must be completed to gain the qualification. You must have access to a computer and the internet to complete your study. Ready to apply?

“Studying with Workforce Development is one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

Kate is working towards her Certificate in Early Childhood Education and is loving her time at Workforce. It was after meeting her tutor at the start of the course that she knew she had made the right choice. She finds the staff to be friendly, welcoming and always available to help when she needs it. Kate is confident that she’s made a great decision to go into Early Childhood and can’t wait to move to the next stage in her education and new career.