Education Support – Early Childhood to Tertiary (Level 4)

This 20 week part time programme is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge and skills to work as an effective Education Support worker (also known as Learning Support or Teacher Aide) in early childhood settings through to tertiary. This programme will also provide a sound basis for further education and training for people interested in a career in teaching.

Qualification

When you have completed the Education Support – Early Childhood to Tertiary programme you will gain:

  • NZ Certificate in Education Support and Care (Level 4)

Qualification code: NZ2761

 

Content

Throughout these 20 weeks you will complete two modules:

  • Education Support Module 1 (Inclusive Practice)
  • Education Support Module 2 (Theory & Practice)

 

Delivery

One day a week you will train at Educare Training and a minimum of one day a week in your practicums under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.

 

Entry requirement

All of our Trainees will be required to undergo TETT interview process and literacy procedures to make sure they are able to succeed in these qualifications. TETT will also contact references to support the application and complete police vetting and adhere to Safety Checking under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014. Computer and internet access is necessary. Trainees must be over 17 years old.

 

Outcome

Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards qualifications in teacher education or human services at Level 5 or higher.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as:

  • Education/Learning Support, Teacher Aide, ICT assistant, Library assistant, Administrator in schools and Early childhood settings
  • Community support worker in the community disability sector.

 

Total Credits: 40

Total Learning Hours: 400

Module outlines:

Education Support Module 1 (ES403): Offers trainees work experience and professional responsibilities related to Education Support/Teacher Aide context (within a school). Trainees will apply appropriate inclusive, professional behaviour and health and safety practices while learning about and implementing appropriate programmes to assist small groups and individuals in the classroom with their learning while linking to the curriculum and key theories. Trainees will use reflective teaching practices.

 

Education Support Module 2: Offers work experience and skills required to become an effective Education Support/Teacher Aider in a school or within the community. Trainees will apply appropriate inclusive, professional behaviour and health and safety practices while learning about and supporting people with physical and intellectual impairments to achieve positive and equitable opportunities for diverse learners while linking to key theories. Trainees will use reflective teaching practices.