Teacher added to Edinburgh team
Edinburgh Institute is pleased to welcome Julie Dent to their early childhood teaching team. She will be teaching on their National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care level 5 programme.
Julie has an extensive background in early childhood education in New Zealand that goes back nearly 30 years. She has worked in several early childhood settings and owned her own centre for awhile. She has been teaching the National Certificates levels 3 and 5 for five years.
“I get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction in what I do,” she says.
“I try to keep learning relevant and fun. I work to make links between what the student already knows and we work together to build new knowledge.
“During the course there will be opportunities to link theory and practice with a mixture of class tutorials and practicum experiences in early childhood centres.”
Edinburgh is accepting applications for a special intake, which is starting next week.
This intake has been timetabled with classes Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2pm to suit the needs of parents or carers of school-aged children.
Now is definitely the time to start studying for a career 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.
If you like working with young children, now is a great time to get started on a rewarding career.
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 fulltime course of 34 weeks. Eng- lish support, study and essay writing skills are included in programme. Each student must also complete 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 confident to start on degree level education, would benefit by undertaking the level 5 National Certificate in ECE. Students with English as a second language will need English skills equivalent to IELTS level 5.5.
At Edinburgh Institute, students will find a nurturing, relaxed and supportive environment. Edinburgh’s experienced staff are committed to student’s successfully completing their studies and progressing into employment and degree studies. For enrolment or information, phone Gini on 915-5505 or text 021-129-8952.