FET Certificate: Early Childhood Development /Grade R

SAQA ID. 58761
NQF level: 4
Minimum Credits: 140
ETDP SETA Qualification
Duration: 12 months (1 year)

Course overview

This course is suitable for those seeking to start a career in Education, Training and Development within Early Childhood Development (ECD). This qualification equips candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge required in preparing for early childhood development, providing care for children and monitoring their development.

What is the rationale of the programme
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a priority area within the South African context and is supported by legislation, national policies and strategies. The development of babies, toddlers and young children forms the most critical foundation of further development into childhood and adulthood. There is thus a vast need for ECD services, and it is critical that the field should be served by competent practitioners. In order to meet the needs at ECD level, it is important to be able to identify and recognize competent ECD practitioners who are able to work in a variety of ECD contexts. This qualification will provide a means to give recognition to practitioners at an entry level, thus making it possible for practitioners to increase their employment prospects, and at the same time provide the field with suitably qualified practitioners.

Career Fields: What are the career opportunities available after completing this qualification?

  • Crèche/Preschool Educator
  • Caregiver
  • ECD Practitioner
  • ECD Entrepreneur

What are the entry requirements for this qualification?

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3 or equivalent.
Second language at NQF level 2 or equivalent
RPL

How long does it take for me to complete this qualification?

12 months/1 year

What is this course’s accreditation status?

This qualification is accredited by ETDP SETA