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Early Childhood Courses at UCOL Polytechnic

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.

 

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Step through one of UCOL’s 6 Career Doorways today. Explore your study options in Health & Science, Arts & Design, Business & ICT, Chef Training & Hospitality, Beauty & Hairdressing, and Trades & Technology.
 
Semester One 2014 starts in February. Semester Two 2014 starts in July. Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to guarantee your place.
 
 

 

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Admission process

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.

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Prior Learning experience
You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning

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UCOL programme information guides

Browse our 2014 Prospectus and International Prospectus to find out what you can study at UCOL.

 

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Financing your study

Various funding options may be available to you. Some links to information and tools are listed below to help you.

 

Studylink is a source of information for government assisted funding options for Aotearoa New Zealand students.

 

Breakout provides information and databases on scholarships, awards and grants available in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Sorted gives you information and tools to help you calculate the cost of your study and budget for your study.

 

Scholarship information is available for study at UCOL campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.

 

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