HIGHER CERTIFICATE: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT – PART TIME
This involves full time self study and face-to-face lectures on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm and two Saturdays per month.
NQF Level 5
120 credits (plus 12 credits for Work Integrated Learning)
Qualification SAQA ID: 64649
ETDP Seta Accreditation
Duration & Time: Self-study: 1 year full time Classes on campus: Every Wednesday afternoon from 2-5 and two Saturdays every month.
Minimum Requirements: Matriculation Certificate or equivalent – NSC Pass with 50% in English
Articulation Options: After obtaining a higher certificate and meeting the admission requirements, you can apply to further your studies in a related diploma qualification e.g. Grade R Diploma or pursue an entry-level position. A higher certificate is a skills-based qualification that focuses on providing an applicant with very specific abilities in a particular field.
Cost: R24000 (including first aid training)
International Compatibility: Comparable to the Level 3 NVQ in Child Care and Education in the UK
The Occupational Certificate: Early Childhood Development has been designed to meet the needs and interests of the early childhood development sector in a variety of settings and contexts with an inclusive focus on education, health and safety issues, amongst others.
“There is a vast need for early childhood development services and it is critical that the field must be served by competent practitioners.”
In order to meet the needs at early childhood development level, it is important to be able to identify and recognise competent early childhood development practitioners who are able to work in centre-based and non-centre-based early childhood development settings.
Formative and summative assessments for all Unit Standards will be conducted and collated by Parklands College Further Education. Students will be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence, work integrated learning (WIL) and the Final Summative Assessment (FSA) is written at our Campus in Table View, Cape Town.
This higher certificate aims to provide the following learning outcomes for the students:
Three core Unit Standards:
Two fundamental Unit Standards:
Three elective Unit Standards:
Work Integrated Learning (WIL), 12 credits
This option is ideal students who already work in an ECD Centre with a Grade R class. Alternatively, students are required to find a registered Early Childhood Development Centre that offers Grade R to complete their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for 6 weeks. This school will be approved by Parklands College Further Education.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLMENT
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