ECD National Diploma

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SAQA US ID: 64650
Duration: 24 to 36 months part-time distance learning with personal mentorship.
Quality assuring ETQA: ETDP.SETA
Qualification Type: National Diploma
NQF Level: 5
Credits: 240
Accredited Provider: World Wide Education Providers (Pty) Ltd.
Field: Field 05 – Education, training and development
Sub Field: Early Childhood Development
Entrance Qualification: ECD Higher Certificate

The purpose of the qualification is to:

  1. Provide access to a recognised educator qualification at Level 6 for ECD educators who have a Level 4 or Level 5 certificate in ECD, providing a bridge between non-formal and formal learning programmes.
  2. To enable educators/ learners to plan and implement a learning programme which is based on their knowledge of child development from birth to nine years and which helps children in a specific phase work towards achieving the learning outcomes of the national school curriculum (where appropriate).
  3. To improve community-based ECD services for young children by raising the level of ECD teaching competence and/or by providing opportunities for training in support and leadership roles.

This qualification provides a substantial qualification for:

  • Potential learners/educators who have acquired an FETC (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification at Level 4 (120 credits) and who wish to make ECD their full-time career (entry point);
  • Learners/educators who have a Level 4 qualification in ECD to further their career and professional development in ECD by providing access to a Level 6 qualification;
  • Learners/educators who have a Higher Certificate in ECD to further their career and professional development in ECD by providing access to a Level 6 qualification.
Complete list of the unit standards of this course
  ID Level  Title Credits
Core 244485 5 Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children 8
Core 13853 5 Mediate active learning in ECD programmes 36
Core 13854 5 Promote healthy development in ECD programmes 12
Fundamental 8647 5 Apply workplace communication skills 10
Fundamental 14582 5 Develop and apply academic literacy skills 25
Elective 115753 5 Conduct outcomes-based assessment 15
Elective 244260 5 Facilitate a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year 15
Elective 244257 5 Facilitate a Literacy Learning Programme in the Reception Year 15
Elective 244256 5 Facilitate a Numeracy Learning Programme in the Reception Year 15
Elective 10288 5 Organise a programme of learning 8
Elective 10289 5 Facilitate a programme of learning 24
Elective 13856 5 Facilitate an inclusive educational environment in ECD settings 12
Elective 10294 5 Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning 10
Elective 244478 5 Manage an Early Childhood Development service 5
Elective 12842 5 Manage diversity in ECD settings 12
Elective 7400 5 Managing the Learning Programme 24

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