Level 3 Child Development and Education

Course Description

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Internal Credits:  20            External Credits:  Nil

This course is designed to give students knowledge and understanding of the learning and development of pre-school aged children.  Students will study a range of Level 3 Plunket Unit Standards and be partially assessed through practical activities with young children at Jubilee ECE Centre.  This course is a good base for future tertiary study and employment, particularly for those interested in Early Childhood or Primary teaching, Health Care, Social and Community Services, Baby-sitting and Nannying.  Some of the areas of study include: children’s development and learning, building relationships with children, health and safety, understanding cultural diversity, and creating resources for play.


Entry is open to all Year 13 students with a genuine interest in learning about caring and educating pre-school aged children.  Prior study at Level 2 is helpful but not essential.


NB: All courses offered are subject to viable class numbers and staff availability.

Any Credits and Standards listed on courses are only a guideline.