L3 Early Childhood Studies

L3ECHS
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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10026 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
3
I
5
A.S. 91466 v2 Home Economics 3.1 - Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91467 v2 Home Economics 3.2 - Implement an action plan to address a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91468 v2 Home Economics 3.3 - Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society
3
I
5
Y
5r *
Total Credits
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.

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