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Early Childhood Development Practitioner Course

Plans and prepares early childhood activities, facilitates and mediate learning.

Course available in: English
Distance Course
Blended Course

Purpose of this course

An Early Childhood Development Practitioner plans and prepares early childhood activities, facilitates and mediates learning, observes and assesses the progress of children, and reflects on learning in an inclusive, play-based environment to support holistic development of children (from conception – school going) in different centre-based or non-centre based settings.

What will I be able to do on completion of this course?

  • Plan and prepare broad-phase learning environment and stimulating activities that meet the holistic needs of all children in centre-based or non-centre-based settings.
  • Facilitate and mediate all aspects of the daily programme in a centre based or non-centre based setting.
  • Observe, assess and record each child’s progress according to the age and stage.
  • Compile a report of each child’s progress.
  • Maintain and promote the well-being, health, nutrition, safety and protection of children.

Admission Requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment:

Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a Statement of Results or certifying a Work Experience Record.

RPL for access to the Qualification:

Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

Entry Requirements:

  • National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 3.
  • Or any other NQF Level 3 qualification.

Early Childhood Development Practitioner Course Curriculum

The Table below shows how the modules have been spread across the Occupation Certificate in the Early Childhood Development Practitioner programme. This programme is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge Modules, Practical Skills Modules and Work Experience Modules.

Knowledge modules: 34 Credits

Module Name NQF Credits
Introduction to the Early Childhood Development sector. 4 4
Theories and Perspective of Childhood Development. 5 6
Planning and Programme development in Early Childhood Development. 4 8
Facilitation and Mediation of active learning. 5 12
Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Development. 4 4
Promotion of Health, Safety and Well-being of children. 4 6
Administration for Early Childhood Development services and programmes. 3 3

Practical skills modules: 43 Credits

Module Name NQF Credits
Plan and prepare inclusive educational activities and routines. 4 12
Theories and Perspective of Childhood Development. 5 6
Facilitate and mediate active learning in an integrated and holistic learning programme. 5 9
Observe assess record and report each child’s progress according to age and stage. 4 4
Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Development. 4 4
Support and promote the health nutrition safety protection and well-being of children. 4 12
Build and maintain collaborative relationships with parents and other service providers. 4 3
Prepare and maintain administrative systems. 3 3

Work experience module: 45 Credits

Module Name NQF Credits
Learning programme and routines planning and preparation process. 4 13
Processes of observation assessment recording and reporting of Children’s learning and development. 4 7
Processes and procedures of promoting the health nutrition safety protection and wellbeing of children in an Early Childhood Development setting. 4 10
Processes of facilitating and mediating the learning programme in a variety of contexts. 4 15

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the certificate is R10,000 for distance and blended learning including registration fee of R2,000 for both study methods. This fee will be deducted from the tuition fees. Students have an option to pay their tuition off over 10 monthly installments of R800 or 12 monthly installments of R667. Please note that no students will be allowed in the final assessments if any fees are outstanding.

Early Childhood Development Practitioner Course

Cost: R13 000.00

SAQA ID: 97542
Duration: 12 Months
Accreditation: QCTO
NQF Level: 4
Credits: 131
Certificate on QCTO verification

Cost is inclusive of facilitation and training materials.
Prices are subject to change.
Terms and Conditions Apply.

Enrol before 1 September 2022.

  • R13,000 per person
  • R3,000 bursary

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