Early Childhood Development Practitioner Level 4
Embark on a transformative journey with our comprehensive Early Childhood Development Course (SAQA ID 97542). This course is meticulously designed to equip aspiring practitioners with the skills and knowledge needed in both centre-based and non-centre-based early childhood development settings. With the increasing demand for high-quality services, completing this qualification opens doors to a fulfilling career in the field.
Benefits of Early Childhood Development Course
This course is ideal for those aspiring to become playschool teachers, day care centre administrators, day care centre managers, or for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking to establish their own Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.
Upon successful completion, participants will be proficient in:
Learning Assumed to be in Place and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for access to the external integrated summative assessment.
Accredited providers and approved workplaces evaluate prior learning based on the curriculum criteria,
issuing Statements of Results or certifying Work Experience Records.
National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 3
OR Any other NQF Level 3 qualification
The course underwent an international comparability study, benchmarking against
early childhood development qualifications in the United States of America,
United Kingdom, and Kenya. The aim was to identify best practices and align
the curriculum with global standards, ensuring graduates are prepared for
the diverse demands of the field on an international scale.
What is a ECD Centre?
An Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre, also commonly referred to as an Early Childhood
Education (ECE) centre, is a facility specifically designed to provide care, education, and
developmental support for young children during their early years of life. These centres
cater to children typically ranging from birth to eight years old, a crucial period in a
child’s development. ECD Centres play a fundamental role in nurturing the physical,
cognitive, social, and emotional growth of children, laying the foundation for their future learning experiences.
Early Childhood Development Practitioner
An Early Childhood Development Practitioner is a professional who works in the field of early childhood education and development. This individual is trained to plan, implement, and oversee activities that foster the holistic development of children in both centre-based and non centre-based settings. Practitioners play a crucial role in creating a positive and stimulating learning environment for young children.