ENROL NOW The legal status of the qualification: SAQA ID: 97542, Credits 131, NQF Level 4 APPLY FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Career Prospects

Elevate your career in early childhood education, with opportunities in both public and private sectors.

Fees and Modules

The total course fee is R15300 and it covers 17 comprehensive modules in total.

Enrollment Requirements

Certified ID/passport copy, Grade 10 certificate or NQF Level 3 certification, and an R 299 application fee.


The purpose of this Qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Early Childhood Development Practitioner.

An Early Childhood Development Practitioner plans and prepares early childhood activities, facilitates and mediates learning, observes and assesses the progress of children, and reflects on learning in an inclusive, play-based environment to support holistic development of children (from conception – school going) in different centre-based or non-centre based settings.

Duration πŸ“… 1 Year
Mode of Delivery 🌐 Online πŸ’Ό Face-to-Face (Workplace Learning Only)

πŸ’΅ Fee Structure 2023

First-Time Applicants: Those applying for the first time and meeting the criteria above are required to pay an application fee of R 299.

Application fee (Non-refundable) R 299
Course fee (including online learning)  

R 15300 (17 Modules x R 900)

Per Module (Non-Refundable) R 900
RPL Application to enter the qualification or Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) process (Non-refundable / Excluding Assessment Cost) R 1200
Note: All applicants must pay the application fee of R 299 and once accepted, CGTS through SCA will send further instructions to register for the modules.


Knowledge Modules (KM)

πŸ“š 234201000-KM-01, Introduction to the early childhood development sector, NQF Level 4, Credits 4

🧠 234201000-KM-02, Theories and Perspectives of Child Development, NQF Level 5, Credits 6

πŸ“ 234201000-KM-03, Planning and Programme Development in early childhood settings, NQF Level 4, Credits 8

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« 234201000-KM-04, Facilitation and mediation of active learning, NQF Level 5, Credits 12 πŸ‘€ 234201000-KM-05, Observation and assessment in early childhood development, NQF Level 4, Credits 4

🌱 234201000-KM-06, Promotion of health, safety and well-being of children, NQF Level 4, Credits 6

πŸ—ƒοΈ 234201000-KM-07, Administration for early childhood development services and programmes, NQF Level 3, Credits 3

Total credits for Knowledge Modules: 43


Practical Modules (PM)

πŸ“ 234201000-PM-01, Plan and prepare inclusive educational activities and routines, NQF Level 4, Credits 12

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« 234201000-PM-02, Facilitate and mediate active learning, NQF Level 5, Credits 9

πŸ“Š 234201000-PM-03, Observe, assess, record and report children’s progress, NQF Level 4, Credits 4

πŸ‘Ά 234201000-PM-04, Support and promote health, nutrition, safety, protection, and well-being of children, NQF Level 4, Credits 12

🀝 234201000-PM-05, Build and maintain collaborative relationships with parents and service providers, NQF Level 4, Credits 3

πŸ—ƒοΈ 234201000-PM-06, Prepare and maintain administrative systems, NQF Level 3, Credits 3

Total credits for Practical Skill Modules: 43


Workplace Modules (WM)

πŸ“… 234201000-WM-01, Learning program and routines planning and preparation, NQF Level 4, Credits 13

🌐 234201000-WM-02, Facilitating and mediating the learning program in various contexts, NQF Level 4, Credits 15

πŸ‘€ 234201000-WM-03, Observation, assessment, recording, and reporting on children’s learning and development, NQF Level 4, Credits 7

🌿 234201000-WM-04, Promoting the health, nutrition, safety, protection, and well-being of children, NQF Level 4, Credits 10

Total credits for Work Experience Modules: 45


Today, as an Early Childhood Development Consultant in Port Elizabeth, I draw on the knowledge and skills acquired during the program to support educators and improve the quality of early childhood education.
M. Lerato
Early Childhood Development Consultant in Port Elizabeth
The comprehensive curriculum provided me with a solid foundation, and the practical insights were instrumental in my role as a Preschool Coordinator at Bright Beginnings Preschool in Pretoria.
Preschool Coordinator in Pretoria
The theoretical knowledge combined with practical training prepared me for the challenges of working with young children. I am making a meaningful impact on the lives of our little learners.
Assistant Teacher in Cape Town
The transition into a managerial role at Sunshine Crèche in Durban was made smoother by the ECD NQF Level 4 program, particularly the online learning modules.
S. Naidoo
Crèche Manager in Durban

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