Note: As a subsidiary of
Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 60 credits. The courses includes;
Learning and Development Theories (15 Credits)
Gain a broad theoretical understanding of the learning and development of infants, toddlers and young children. The course covers:
- Concept of Ako
- Significance of neuroscience
- Attachment relationships and transitions
- Socio-culture theories and holistic development
- Models of wellbeing
- Health, safety, care and nutrition requirements
Culture and Identity (15 Credits)
Learn to communicate and interact with a diverse range of cultural groups within Aotearoa New Zealand.
Professional and Ethical Principles and Practices (15 Credits)
Gain an understanding of relevant fundamental legislative documents and their impact on ethical practice in an early childhood setting.
Early Childhood Practicum (15 Credits) (60 practicum hours)
Participate in authentic practical experiences within an early childhood setting, engaging with children, families/whānau and fellow educators.