NCEA Level 3 Early Childhood Education 301

ECE301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Eastham

Recommended Prior Learning

Due to the work placement requirement, acceptance into this course is subject to HOD approval. 

Min 30 credits from NCEA L2 including 8 credits from English or an English rich subject.

Early Childhood Education in Year 12 would be beneficial. Students taking this course must have a genuine interest in childcare and early development.


Early Childhood Education

The course includes a 10 day work experience placement at a local Early Childhood Centre. This is required to complete the practical elements of the assessments. Students must undergo a police check before being placed in a childcare center. 

Students taking this course need to have a genuine interest in Early Childhood Education with the possibility of pursuing it as a career. It could also be of interest to students interested in other care based careers such as teaching, nursing, nanny work, and care giving.

Work experience placements are offered on the basis of completed school work, reliability and trustworthiness. Students are expected to find their own way to the center in which they are placed.

This materials for this course are provided by Plunket. 




Learning Areas:

Transition and Careers


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10013 v6 Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
3
I
2
U.S. 10019 v6 Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for children in an ECE service
3
I
3
U.S. 26707 v4 Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 26708 v4 Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29871 v1 Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.