New op­por­tu­ni­ties in Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

With changes to early child­hood reg­u­la­tions, and in­creas­ing num­bers of chil­dren be­ing en­rolled in early child­hood cen­tres, there is a des­per­ate short­age of qual­i­fied teach­ers and many job va­can­cies re­main un­filled.

Early child­hood de­gree and diploma of teach­ing grad­u­ates are able to pick and choose be­tween job of­fers.

If you do not meet the en­try re­quire­ments for a Bach­e­lor of Teach­ing, Ed­in­burgh In­sti­tute of­fers you the first step on your ca­reer path with the Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion and Care level 5.

This is a com­pre­hen­sive course which pre­pares stu­dents for en­try into ei­ther the Diploma or Bach­e­lor of Teach­ing in Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion and al­lows for cross-credit to­wards th­ese higher qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Loans and al­lowances are avail­able to do­mes­tic stu­dents.

The Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate – level 5 – is a full time course of 34 weeks. English sup­port, study and es­say writ­ing skills are in­cluded in pro­gramme. Stu­dents at­tend 30 days of prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence in two early child­hood cen­tres.

Ed­in­burgh In­sti­tute wel­comes both New Zealand and in­ter­na­tional stu­dents of all ages. Stu­dents must be at least 17 years old and have no se­ri­ous con­vic­tions in or­der to work in an early child­hood cen­tre.

Many suc­cess­ful early child­hood teach­ers have started from scratch in ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion. Women who have raised their fam­i­lies and want to re­turn to the work­force, and who en­joy work­ing with chil­dren, will find this an ideal op­por­tu­nity to start a new ca­reer.

Peo­ple who have com­pleted at least three years of secondary ed­u­ca­tion and have a good level English lan­guage and lit­er­acy skills, but who are not yet ready or confi to start on de­gree level ed­u­ca­tion, would ben­e­fit by un­der­tak­ing the level 5 Na­tional Cer­tifi in ECE.

Stu­dents with English as a sec­ond lan­guage will need English skills equiv­a­lent to IELTS level 5.5.

API and Ed­in­burgh In­sti­tutes of Ed­u­ca­tion are un­der­go­ing new and ex­cit­ing changes. The Par­nell cam­pus is re­lo­cat­ing to 104 Custom St West, City Cen­tre. It is lo­cated within walk­ing dis­tance to Brit­o­mart, where trains and buses de­part to all ar­eas around Auck­land.

Ed­in­burgh’s next in­take starts at the new cen­tral city cam­pus on July 20 and en­rol­ments are be­ing ac­cepted now. To en­quire about en­rol­ment or ob­tain fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, come to API andEd­in­burghIn­sti­tutes of Ed­u­ca­tion level 15, 155 Queen Street; phone 915 5505 or 368 5505; text 021 129 8952; or email gini@ed­in­burgh.ac.nz

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