National Certificate: Educare N4 - N6

National Certificate: Educare

About this programme:
If you enjoy working with children between the ages of birth to 4 years then this career is for you.  If you are passionate about children’s' education and preparing them for grade R then this programme would suit you.  It includes equipping you to stimulate the child and creating interesting, stimulating and fun activities.

Admission requirements:
Possession of a Senior Certificate is a requirement for admission, Grade 12 or NQF level 4 in ECD-at least 40% per instructional offering-English must be one of these subjects
NCV level 4 with a minimum of 40% for Maths or maths lit; Minimum 50% for English and LO and all subjects passed

Career opportunities:
With this qualification you can pursue a career as a Day Care Manager, Pre-School Teacher, Au Pair or entrepreneur.

Vocational Activities:
• Paediatric first aid training
• How to stimulate and sees children between the ages of 0-4 years in any relevant context
• Training on the National Curriculum framework

Course Content:
Students complete three certificates (N4-N6) and 18 months of in-service training, at the end of which a Diploma in Educare is awarded. The course structure is laid out so that you can follow a stream that suits your requirement. The subjects for the various streams are as follows:

N4
Day Care Personnel N4
Educare Didactics (Theory and Practical) N4
Education N4
Child Health N4

N5
Day Care Communication N5
Educare Didactics (Theory and Practical) N5
Educational Psychology N5
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

N6
Day Care Communication N6
Educare Didactics (Theory and Practical) N6
Educational Psychology N6
Day Care Management N6

Duration:
Each level takes 6 Months full time to complete (total of 18 months to complete the theory) and then 18 months practical. Generally, it takes 3 years to qualify for a National Diploma.

Qualification:
A National N Diploma in Educare is awarded on successful completion of this programme.
 Where is this course offered?
This programme is offered at Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain campuses

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