This programme is intended to develop educators who can support and promote early learning and development for babies, toddlers and young children up to and including four years of age. By enrolling for the HCert (ECCE) participants can gain an entry level qualification that will afford them recognition as an early childhood development (ECD) educator. Furthermore, graduates who successfully complete the HCert (ECCE), and who want to become professionally qualified, can then enrol for a Diploma (Dip) in ECCE or a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in ECCE.
School leavers who want to enter the field of ECD, caregivers and/or au pairs.
This is an online Programme with practical learning taking place at an approved ECCE centre over a period of 8 weeks.
Students need to complete the following modules:
To enrol for this programme, potential students must possess:
On achieving this qualification, a learner will be able to:
A variety of formative assessments are included with six summative assessments in the form of examinations.
The successful candidate will be awarded with a Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (NQF Level 5).
Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education is offered as an e-learning qualification. The minimum period for completion is 12 months and the maximum period is 24 months.
SAQA number 112139, NQF Level 5, 120 Credits.