Educare

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NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: NQF LEVEL 6
SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS)
EDUCARE
(INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)


NATIONAL N DIPLOMA: EDUCARE SAQA ID 90674 (360 CREDITS) NQF L6 (INCLUDES N4 - N6 CERTIFICATES)

This qualification is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in Educare. This qualification is for individuals who are interested in working with children or wanting to start or manage an ECD centre.

It is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

The design of the full qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of 18 months is completed.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • ECD practictioner/teacher
  • Starting and manageing your own ecd site
  • Au pair
  • School/daycare assistant
  • children

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • A Senior Certificate
  • or a National Certificate: N3 Educare
  • or a National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification
  • access to a computer is recommended
  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

    Not applicable

    COURSE DURATION

    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years
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    COURSE CONTENT
    *All the instructional offerings are compulsory

    Year 1 (Fulltime Studies - 6 Subjects)

  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N5
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Day Care Management N6
  • Day Care Communication N6
  • Educare Didatics: Theory and Practical N6
  • Educational Psychology N6

  • Year 2 (Fulltime Studies - 6 Subjects)

  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N4
  • Education N4
  • Child Health N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Day Care Communication N5
  • NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory.
    *Please Note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.

    ASSESSMENT

    Students are to submit assessments as per HC Varsity’s academic plan. These assessment will constitute a semester mark. A 40% semester mark must be obtained to gain access to the external examinations.

    These external examinations are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and are written during June and November of each year. The pass mark is 40% per subject.

  • NB: Students must attend 80% of their classes in order to qualify to write the examinations
  • NB: All examinations for Full Time and Part Time Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town
  • CERTIFICATION

    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the verification process of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), you will be awarded the National Certificate: Educare at each level (N4, N5, N6).

    Once you have completed 18 months of practical experience, you will then be awarded the National N Diploma NQF Level 6 (SAQA ID 90674) issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). In order to qualify for a National N Diploma in Educare:

  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N4, the semester mark will be added to the examination mark in ration of 60:40, to determine the promotion mark.
  • COURSE FEE

    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.
  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00
  • FURTHER STUDIES

    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in.

    Please contact HC Varsity for further information.