Educare National N Diploma


Start date: 26 Jul 2021
Duration: 14 weeks per semester
Class times:  Mon, Tue & Thu 6-9pm

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About this course

Look no further if you enjoy working with children and shaping young minds. If you are excited about creating interesting, stimulating and fun activities for children, then this is the right qualification for you! This national diploma qualification is widely recognised and recommended for anyone who is currently working in or interested in finding employment in the Educare environment.

Career & Job Opportunities

This programme will prepare you for many career opportunities in teaching and ECD, including:

  • Pre-school teacher or assistant teacher
  • Play group practitioner
  • Day care manager
  • Au pair
  • Health care assistant
  • Entrepreneur

What you will learn

The course is broken down into 3 semesters (N4, N5 and N6) of approximately 14 weeks each. Classes are held 3 evenings a week per semester.

Modules: Education, Day Care Personnel Development, Educare Didactics: Theory & Practical, Child Health, Day Care Communication, Educational Psychology, Entrepreneurship & Business Management and Day Care Management.

Certification and accreditation

Once you have successfully achieved all three N4 – N6 certificates and have worked for 18 months (minimum of 2000 hours) in the educare or pre-primary environment, your logbook will be submitted to the DHET. Once you receive DHET approval, you will qualify to receive the highly respected National N Diploma: Educare (SAQA ID: 67050). You can then apply to be registered as an educator with the South African Council for Educators (SACE).