ACDEC2

Level 2 Early Childhood Academy ACEC2 (Open to Yr 11 & Yr 12 in 2022). One hour a day.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Noble

One Period per day

Academy No Fees

ECE centre Practicums 

Unitec – 1 Semester per year Optional

Practical and theory based assessments

Must have access to an infant, toddler or young child to do observations and work with on a regular weekly bases. Can be a sibling or family relative.

Topics include:

  • Study child’s growth and development
  • The value of play experiences
  • Basic needs and nutrition
  • Care practices for infants, toddlers and young children
  • Health issues and services
  • Personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices
  • Attachment relationships and strategies
  • Construct a young child’s garment
  • Personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
  • Work place involvement and knowledge


In 2022, students from Year 11 onwards may take part in the Level 2 ECE Academy and in 2022 MHS is planning to develop a full time Early Childhood academy. Students in this academy will enjoy working alongside young children gaining a knowledge of their basic needs of and other aspects including health and hygiene practices and how they are applied to young children. This course is both theoretical and practical.

All academy students will need to fill out an AWVA one page application form. See Mr Hackett or Ms Douglas in the Academy office for a form, plus complete an AWVA application form. See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for a form or complete the online form here, save to your device and email to Ms Douglas, [email protected] .

MHS AWVA Academy 2022 application form

If you have trouble opening the application form then please email [email protected] , and a form will be emailed to you. If emailing please state which academy you wish to apply for.

Recommended Prior Learning

Fabric, Foods and Health subjects useful.

Recommend taking alongside Sciences, Health, Math, English for the Social and Community Services Vocational Pathway Endorsement at Level 2.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Own stationary (pens, pencils, eraser, glue stick, ruler, printing credit, 2 x 1B5s ) Unit workbooks and assessment booklets provided by the academy.

Pathway

All Academies are fees free.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 40 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 40 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 377 v8
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces

UNITEC - Optional

2
2
2
2
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6696 v4
NZQA Info
Prepare for and construct a child's garment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23452 v6
NZQA Info
Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting

UNITEC - Optional 

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29852 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children's holistic wellbeing and development
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29853 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of health issues and services available to protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29854 v1
NZQA Info
Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29855 v1
NZQA Info
Describe attachment relationships and strategies used to support transitions for young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29856 v1
NZQA Info
Describe and demonstrate care practices for infants and toddlers
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29857 v1
NZQA Info
Describe patterns of development and learning for young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29858 v1
NZQA Info
Provide and reflect on the value of play experiences for a child's development and learning
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91282 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.4 - Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities

UNITEC - Optional

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

5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 40
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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