EDUCATION & TRAINING

LEVEL 5 HIGHER CERTIFICATE: Early Childhood Development

LEVEL 5 HIGHER CERTIFICATE: Early Childhood Development

The Higher Certificate provides access to a higher education for many experienced and skilled Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners and trainers who do not have a recognised qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to:

  • Develop ECD practitioners (e.g. home-based, centre- and school-based practitioners including Grade R, family and community ECD motivators, fieldworkers, facilitators, trainers and managers) to provide appropriate education, training and development services in the ECD sub-field.
  • Enable ECD practitioners to use their knowledge of child growth and development from birth to 6 years and relevant national policies to guide their professional practice in the ECD sub-field.
This qualification provides an opportunity for practitioners with a Level 4 Certificate in ECD or an equivalent to further their professional development and to specialise in aspects of ECD practice e.g. Grade R. (Refer www.saqa.org.za)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION INTO THIS COURSE:
  • Grade 12, or equivalent qualification
  • Level 4 National Certificate in ECD
  • Level 4 TVET National Certificate: ECD
  • Level 4 National Certificate (Vocational)
Note: Admission for the Level 5 Higher Certificate is subject to the successful completion of a PACE Assessment in numeracy and literacy. ECD experience will also be taken into account.

COURSE DURATION

How long will it take to complete the qualification?

  • 18 months Full-time(4 Days in-service training + 1 day facilitaion)

COURSE LOCATION

Where can I study this course?

LEVEL 5 HIGHER CERTIFICATE: Early Childhood Development is only available at:

CRAWFORD CAMPUS
Enquiries:
Mrs Annelie Carstens (Programme Manager)
(T) : (021) 100 3433
(E) : acarstens@cct.edu.za

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

What will I be studying during this course?

Fundamental Unit Standards
  • Present information in a public setting
  • Apply Workplace Communication Skills

CAREER OPTIONS & GENERAL FAQ's

What will I be qualified as after completing the course?
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner
  • Reception Year Practitioner (until 2019)
  • Trainer at private companies (ECD)

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