New opportunities in Early Childhood Education
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 firstname.lastname@example.org