ECD NQF Level 4

Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development (SAQA US 58761 NQF Level 4)

This is an entry-level Qualification for those who want to enter the field of Education, Training and Development, specifically within the sub-field of Early Childhood Development (ECD). This Qualification will enable you to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to culture and individual needs (including special needs), and enable you to provide quality early childhood development services for children in a variety of contexts, including community-based services, ECD centres, at home and in institutions.

Entrance requirements:

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


10 months

Type of Learning:

  • Distance learning.
  • ECD support sessions to be held every quarter in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town


  1. Communicate in a variety of ways within Early Childhood Development and societal settings.
  2. Use mathematics literacy in real life and education, training and development situations.
  3. Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development.
  4. Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  5. Provide care and support for babies, toddlers and young children.
  6. First Aid Level 1 (2 day course)

Practical Work experience:

Part-time: minimum of 6 weeks (3 weeks in the middle, 3 weeks at the end)


R16 825.00 (VAT Inclusive)

The price includes a Tablet preloaded with all your course material.


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