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Occupational Certificate in Early Childhood Development Practitioner (NQF 4)

QCTO Occupational Qualifications 131 Credits 1 Year Register
Section 1

Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Early Childhood Development Practitioner. An Early Childhood Development Practitioner plans and prepares early childhood activities, facilitates and mediates learning, observes and assesses the progress of children, and reflects on learning in an inclusive, play-based environment to support holistic development of children (from conception – school going) in different centerbased or non-center based settings.

Section 2

Career Focus

  • Crèche Leader
  • Child-minder
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Special Educational Needs Supporter
  • Pre-school Leader
  • Nursery Supervisor
Section 3

Registered with

Department of Higher Education and Training

Section 4

Accredited by

QCTO (SAQA ID: 97542)

Section 5

Admission requirements

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF level 3 or any other NQF level 3 qualification

Section 6

Articulation options

Horizontal

  • Further Education and Training Certificate in Early Childhood Development, NQF Level 4, SAQA ID: 58761.

Vertical

  • National Certificate in Early Childhood Development, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID: 58761.
  • National Diploma in Early Childhood Development, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID: 64650.
Section 7

Assessment of Programme

PC Educational Holdings will conduct internal assessments by means of assessment activities and signed-off work experience log sheets. Upon successful completion of all modules, PC Educational Holdings provides a statement of results to the candidate and QCTO, as part of the candidate’s application to complete the External Summative Assessment conducted by the QCTO

Section 8

Module Breakdown

Occupational Certificate in Early Childhood Development Practitioner – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 131

Module

Level

Credits

Introduction to early childhood development sector
4
4
Theories and perspective of childhood development
5
6
Build and maintain collaborative relationships with parents and other service providers
4
3
Facilitation and mediation of active learning
5
12
Facilitate and mediate active learning in an integrated and holistic learning programme
5
9
Processes of facilitating and mediating the learning programme in a variety of contexts
4
15
Promotion of health, safety and well-being of children
4
6
Support and promote the health, nutrition, safety, protection and well-being of children
4
12
Processes and procedures of promoting the health, nutrition, safety, protection and well-being of
children in an early childhood development setting
4
10
Observation and assessment in early childhood development
4
4
Observe, assess, record and report each child’s progress according to the age and stage
4
4
Processes of observation, assessment, recording and reporting on children’s learning and
development
4
7
Administration for early childhood development services and programmes
3
3
Prepare and maintain administrative systems
3
3
Planning and Programme Development in early childhood settings
4
8
Plan and prepare inclusive educational activities and routines using an approved programme
based on the curriculum framework
4
12
Learning programme and routines planning and preparation process
4
13

* In collaboration with PC Educational Holdings

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