FURTHER EDUCATION ANd TRAINING CERTIFICATE (FETC): ECD NQF Level 4
FURTHER EDUCATION ANd TRAINING CERTIFICATE (FETC): ECD
NQF Level 4
ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
This qualification will enable students to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to culture and individual needs (including special needs), and enable them to provide quality early childhood development services for children in a variety of contexts, including community-based services, ECD centres, at home and in institutions. In particular, recipients of this qualification will be able to:
- Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development
- Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children
Practitioners will generally carry out their role under supervision and with the support of designed programmes.
This qualification will provide a means for formal recognition of those who are already practising in the field, but without qualifications, as well as for those who wish to enter the field. This qualification will also provide a basis for further professional development in the higher education and training band for many experienced practitioners in the field who have had limited or difficult access to further career development opportunities.
Minimum Admission requirements
Grade 11 or 12 and/or ECD NQF Level 1 and currently employed in the ECD field.
Once you’ve completed the study programme, you will be qualified to teach toddlers 0 to 4 years of age, be able to open and manage your own ECD centre, or care for children in ECD facilities.
18 months, Part-Time
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
- Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits
- Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits
- Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 64 credits, all of which are compulsory and include topics like:
- Prepare resources and set up the environment to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Prepare Early Childhood Development programmes with support
- Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Observe and report on child development
- Work with families and communities to support early childhood development
- Provide care for babies, toddlers and young children
The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards like:
- Conduct a structured meeting
- How to manage anxiety and depression in the workplace
- How to manage reactions arising from a traumatic event
- Support children and adults living with HIV and AIDS
- Develop learning programmes to enhance participation of learners with special needs