Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development
SAQA ID 23117, Level 5, 120 Credits
This qualification is for those who want to provide access to higher education for many experienced and skilled EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT practitioners and trainers who do not have recognised qualifications. The purpose of this qualification is to:
1. Develop EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT ETD practitioners (e.g., home-based, centre- and school-based practitioners including Grade R, family and community EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT motivators, fieldworkers, facilitators, trainers and managers) to provide appropriate education, training and development services in the EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT sub-field.
2. Enable EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT ETD practitioners to use their knowledge of child growth and development from birth to nine years and relevant national policies to guide their professional practice in the EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT sub-field.