National Diploma: ECD Level 5 (SAQA 64650)In Early Childhood Development
Created by Nokuphila Facilitator
Purpose of the ECD NQF 5 Qualification
This qualification is designed to:
This qualification is for:
Once you’ve completed this qualification, you will be able to:
WHAT AGE RANGE CAN I TEACH?
This qualification is suitable to teach babies, toddlers, and young children. Age 0 to grade R.
Learners need the following knowledge and skills equivalent to NQF Level 4:
NOTE: Applicants with a Matric or a National Senior Certificate (i.e. Grade 12) and a pass in the following subjects: Math Literacy or Mathematics, English Communication and Second South African language will be exempt from the Fundamental component (56 credits).
Mode of Delivery
Facilitated contact sessions at a training venue and practical "hands-on" (teaching experience) at a registered ECD centre. Each session is usually 4 hours (09H00-13H00). You may choose to attend the Saturday course, or a weekday course (depending on the number of applicants).
Some of your practical assignments will require you to spend time in an ECD centre. We call this "teaching practice" and is a vital component of your course. Teaching practice gives you the opportunity to observe teaching in a real classroom setting. You will be able to 'put into practice' what you have learnt e.g. lesson planning, making creative resources, etc. To carry out your teaching practice, you need to find a registered ECD centre near you. The principal will submit a written report on your teaching practice and performance.
Formative assessment takes place throughout the course. You will be required to submit written work as well as evidence of practical and workplace activities (e.g. hand making a puppet, observing an ECD teacher in a classroom, etc.). These assessments will be submitted as a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and will contribute towards your Final Summative Assessment (FSA).
Duration of the course
The time taken to complete the course is between 18 months.
For Additional Information
Please Contact: NEST CENTRE (011) 018 0266