Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development
SAQA ID 58761 Level 4, 140 Credits.
This qualification is an entry-level Qualification for those who want to enter the field of Education, Training and Development, specifically within the sub-field of Early Childhood Development (ECD). Many of those who will seek this Qualification are already practising within the field, but without formal recognition. This Qualification will enable recipients on completion to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to culture and individual needs (including special needs)and enable them to provide quality early childhood development services for children in a variety of contexts, including community-based services, ECD centres, at home and in institutions. In particular, recipients of this qualification will be able to:
Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development
Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children
Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children
Practitioners will generally carry out their role under supervision and with the support of designed programmes.
This Qualification will provide a basis for further professional development in the higher education and training band for many experienced practitioners in the field who have had limited or difficult access to further career development opportunities.