New Zealand Certificate in Education Support (Level 4)
With our New Zealand Certificate in Education Support (Level 4) you gain the skills to play an important role in young learners' lives by supporting them during their education.
Study type Open
Cost$286 NZ Domestic
This programme can only be studied part-time. It is not eligible for course-related costs, living costs or student allowances from StudyLink.
Vaccination information update
Learners entering practicum placements from 5 April 2022 onwards are no longer required under the Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 to be vaccinated.
However, individual schools/ECE centres hosting practicums may still have vaccination requirements in place that Open Polytechnic learners, academic staff and adjuncts may need to adhere to.
If you are enrolling into a practicum course and are concerned about your ability to meet the requirements of the schools/ECE centres please contact TER@openpolytechnic.ac.nz to discuss your options.Learn more
This qualification will prepare you for a career supporting learners across the early childhood, school and community education sectors. If you are currently working as a teacher aide, learning assistant, providing education support, this programme is a great way to gain formal recognition and new skills that you can apply straight to your job.
While you study this online programme you must volunteer or work in an education setting for five hours per week. You will be responsible for assisting teachers by helping learners with their learning programme and other needs.
What you will learn
Once you have achieved this qualification you will know about:
- building professional relationships with learners and teaching staff
- assisting young people with their learning
- working with individuals and groups of learners
- providing assistance by planning, implementing and evaluating small group learning sessions
- working with and including diverse learners
- key learning theories and children’s development
- providing a safe environment for learners.