Early Childhood Development

1. ECD Practitioner Assistant NQF Level 1

About this programme:
Prepares students to assist the teacher in preparing activities in an ECD classroom.

Admission Requirements:
Grade 9 certificate

Job Opportunities:
Work as a Classroom assistant, working with babies at an ECD site or as a Day mother.

Programme Content:
This programme covers aspects of the development of children, layout and planning of creative activities to develop children holistically, planning and implementation of relevant activities.

Duration:
18 months Part Time

Qualification:
ECD Practitioner Assistant (NQF level 1)

Which campus is this course offered at?

 This programme is offered at Khayelitsha Campus


2. FETC in ECD NQF Level 4

About this programme:
This programme provides students with training to qualify as childcare professionals with children from 0 to 4 years of age while at the same time providing access to further training in this field.

Admission requirements:
Grade 11 or 12 and/or ECD Level 1.

Job opportunities:
Once you’ve completed the programme, you will be qualified to teach 0 to 4 years of age. Be able to open and manage your own ECD centre, or care for children in ECD facilities and private homes.

Duration:
18 months Part Time

Course Content:
This programme will teach you how to:
• Manage a learning programme
• Facilitate the active learning and healthy development of children from 0 to 6 years of age in early childhood development programmes

Which campus is this course offered at?
This programme is offered at Khayelitsha Campus


3. Higher Certificate in ECD NQF Level 5

About this programme:
This programme allows ECD Practitioners (e.g. homebased 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. It will also enable ECD practitioners to use their knowledge of child growth and development from birth to six years and relevant national policies to guide their professional practice in the ECD sub-field.

Admission requirements:
ECD Level 4

Job opportunities:
Once you’ve completed the programme, you will be qualified to teach in Educare facilities, ECD centres and in some *Grade R classes. You will also be able to open and manage your own educare centre.

Course Content:
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 15 credits all of which are compulsory

The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 72 credits all of which are compulsory

The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards which learners are to choose to the minimum of 33 credits

Duration:
18 months Part Time

Which campus is this course offered at?
This programme is offered at Khayelitsha Campus