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National Certificate in Educare N4-N6

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The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester.
After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. The National
Diploma requires students to work for 18 months after completing the N4 – N6 at an Educare
practice before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma. There are various career
possibilities for students who would like to work with children from birth to five years of age.

Section 1

Entry Level Requirements

N4

N5

N6

• An appropriate National Senior
Certificate or Grade 12
• NCV L4
• A National Certificate: N4: Educare
or An Equivalent Qualification
• A National Certificate: N5 : Educare
or An Equivalent Qualification
Section 2

Modules by Semester

N4

N5

N6

• Educare Didactics Theory and
Practical
• Child Health
• Education
• Daycare Personnel Development
• Entrepreneurship and Business
Management N4
• Daycare Communication
• Educare Didactics Theory and
Practical
• Educational Psychology
• Daycare Management
• Daycare Communication
• Educare Didactics Theory and
Practical
• Educational Psychology
Section 3

Articulation Options

N4

N5

N6

This qualification has been designed to
allow entry into N5.
This qualification has been designed to
allow entry into N6.
Higher certificate, Diploma or
Bachelor’s Degree.

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET Examinations

* DP 40%

* Attendance Ratio 80%

Section 4

Career Paths

  • Daycare Manager
  • Child Care Assistant
  • Pre-School Teacher
  • Au Pair
  • Entrepreneur
  • Educare Practitioner
  • Play Group Practitioner
  • Day Care Supervisor
  • Admin Assistant
Section 5

Learning Outcomes

  • The Whole Child Approach, Aspects of Learning and Memory, Educational Approach to Children With Special Intellectual Needs
  • Educational play and toys
  • Written planning
  • Observation of babies (birth to 18 months)
  • Nutrition
  • Care of the Young Child
Section 6

National Diploma: Educare

Completion of National Certificates: Business Management N4, N5 and N6 as above plus 18 months of practical experience in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Educare.

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