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.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNINGNot applicable
Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:
*All the instructional offerings are compulsory
Year 2 (Fulltime Studies - 6 Subjects)
Year 1 (Fulltime Studies - 6 Subjects)
NB: All the instructional offerings are compulsory.
*Please Note: Four exams per year are required to be written with Part Time Studies.
ASSESSMENTStudents 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.
CERTIFICATIONUpon 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:
FURTHER STUDIESAfter successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in.
Please contact HC Varsity for further information.