SAQA DETAILS

Qualification Title: Further Education and Training Certificate Early Childhood Development

Qualification ID: 58761

NQF Level: 4

Credits: 140

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

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). Many of those who will seek this Qualification are already practising within the field, but without formal recognition. This Qualification will enable recipients of this Qualification 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 them 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.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development.
  • Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children.

    OUTCOMES

    Once you’ve completed this qualification, you will be able to:

    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.

    WHAT AGE RANGE CAN I TEACH?

    This qualification is suitable to teach babies, toddlers, and young children. Age 0 to grade R.

    QUALIFICATION MODULES

    Module 1: Plan and prepare for ECD part 1.

    Module 2: Plan and prepare for ECD part 2.

    Module 3: Facilitate and monitor development.

    Module 4: Provide care and support.

    Module 5: Traumatic events and HIV AIDS.

    Module 6: New venture.

    Module 7: Communication.

    Module 8: Second language.

    Module 9: Mathematical literacy.

    Module 10: Final integrated summative assessment.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

        • The ability to read, write and use written resource material for learning and teaching in at least two South African languages. Second language at NQF level 2 or equivalent.
        • Communication and Mathematical Literacy.
        • Grade 10 certificate.