The National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care offered at UCOL Polytech will give you basic grounding in all aspects of early childhood education.
This full-time programme covers health and safety, nutrition, parenting, communication, guiding behaviour and how to develop educational programmes. Plus you will have placement in a childcare environment to put your learning into practice. So if you are after a rewarding career working with young children then this programme is a great place to start.
By the end of the programme you will be able to demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills and attributes of early childhood education and care in the areas of: early childhood theory and practice; family, whanau, community and society; professional practice; and food technology and nutrition.
Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to guarantee your place.
Apply Online for your chosen programme
Enrolment Guide and Form
UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying the level right for you. We will provide you with an educational pathway achieve success.
UCOL Admission Fact Sheet
Can't find what you are looking for?
Request further information
Prior Learning Experience
Read more about recognition of prior learning and experience.
My circumstances have changed
Changed your mind about the programme you've enrolled in? Or have your details changed? Change of Circumstances Form
Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
Bachelor of Nursing
Wairarapa programmes include: Certificate in Baking and Pastry
National Certificate in Business Administration
Certificate Introduction to Health Science
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care
National Certificate in Joinery
Can't find the course you are looking for? Try programme search to access full list of programmes available to start in Semester 2.
© Copyright UCOL 2009NZ GOVERNMENT FUNDED INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISHED 1902Our website was designed by Greg Mackay, BAVI Graduate 2008