L3ECHS

L3 Early Childhood Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Shefferd

A University approved course, it is designed for students who are planning a career working with children or want an understanding of children’s behaviour and general Human Development. It would be suitable for those intending to study Health, Teaching, Psychology, Nursing or Social Work.

Students will learn key socio-cultural theories of learning and development to inform and enable them to contribute to the human development and learning of children and adults.  It provides a solid basis for analysis and report writing required for Tertiary level education.

Students have the option of completing a work placement in either an Early Childhood or Primary setting.

This course is assessed to L3 Achievement Standards (15 credits) and L3 Unit Standards (5 credits).


Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to the HOD and dependent upon proved performance in NCEA L2.  The expectation is that students would have gained 12 credits in a written based subject.

Course Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10026 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91466 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.1 - Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91467 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.2 - Implement an action plan to address a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91468 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.3 - Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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