National Diploma: Early Childhood Development
SAQA ID 23118, Level 5, 240 Credits
This qualification is for those who want to provide access to a recognised educator qualification at Level 6 for ECD educators who have a Level 4 or Level 5 certificate in ECD, providing a bridge between non-formal and formal learning programmes.
To enable educators/ learners to plan and implement a learning programme which is based on their knowledge of child development from birth to nine years and which helps children in a specific phase work towards achieving the learning outcomes of the national school curriculum (where appropriate).
To improve community based ECD services for young children by raising the level of ECD teaching competence and/or by providing opportunities for training in support and leadership roles.