Old Education Programme

Old Programme of Study

The Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education

This is an expiring qualification – There are no new entries to Courses 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.

Information for students already formally enrolled i.e. those that submitted written work in Courses 2,3,4,5 or 6 of this programme before 1 Dec 2017.

To receive recognition for modules and/or Courses in the expiring programme ALL requirements must be met by 1 Dec 2019

The two key messages are: –

  • complete modules you have begun (because a completed module will be the smallest unit of credit when transferring to the new programme)
  • complete courses you have begun (because completed courses 2 and 3 will be valid for licensing as usual until the end of a transition period (probably for 3 years) currently being negotiated with the Ministry of Education. Courses 4, 5 and 6 will have on-going licensing recognition beyond the transition period to the new licensing agreement which will also use qualifications from the new education programme.

Deadlines apply for those already formally enrolled students wishing to move up to Course 3 or 4 in the programme after finishing the Course 2 or 3 that they are currently working on. The last date for starting Course 3 or Course 4 is 29 March 2018 (the last day of term1, 2018) and you must have submitted some written work for all modules in the course by 1 December 2018. Then finish all requirements by 1 Dec 2019.

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During 2018 Playcentre Education will be introducing a new programme

Students who are currently formally enrolled in the expiring qualification will be able to transfer to the new programme. It is best to transfer once you have completed the Course 2 or Course 3 you are working on.

Those who are new to Playcentre or who did not submit written work for Course 2 by 1 Dec 2017 will also be able to enter the new programme when it is available.