New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Aperfield Montessori)
Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (Aperfield Montessori)
with Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand
Students completing this programme will gain the qualification of New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) – Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga Manaaki (Level 5) (the Diploma).
This programme has been designed for a wide range of students, including qualified early childhood and primary teachers, unqualified teachers, parents, carers, psychologists and other interested professionals wanting to train in the Aperfield Montessori Method.
Students who graduate with the Diploma may be able to progress to a Level 7 ECE initial teacher education programme if they meet the entry criteria.
If you are a degree-qualified ECE teacher, you may be eligible for credit of prior learning, which would reduce the programme to six months. This means that if you successfully complete the programme, you will be awarded the Diploma after six months.