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 📅 1 Year
Mode of Delivery 🌐 Online 💼 Face-to-Face (Workplace Learning Only)
💵 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)
📚 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
📝 234201000-KM-03, Planning and Programme Development in early childhood settings, NQF Level 4, Credits 8
👩🏫 234201000-KM-04, Facilitation and mediation of active learning, NQF Level 5, Credits 12 👀 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
🗃️ 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)
📐 234201000-PM-01, Plan and prepare inclusive educational activities and routines, NQF Level 4, Credits 12
👩🏫 234201000-PM-02, Facilitate and mediate active learning, NQF Level 5, Credits 9
📊 234201000-PM-03, Observe, assess, record and report children’s progress, NQF Level 4, Credits 4
👶 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
🗃️ 234201000-PM-06, Prepare and maintain administrative systems, NQF Level 3, Credits 3
Total credits for Practical Skill Modules: 43
Workplace Modules (WM)
📅 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
👀 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. LeratoEarly 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.
BonganiPreschool 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.
ThandiweAssistant 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.