FET CERTIFICATE : Early Childhood Development NQF 4

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

This 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. This qualification will enable the recipients
of the qualification to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to
the 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 :

  1. Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children
  2. Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development
  3. Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children
  4. Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children

Practitioners will generally carry out their role under supervision with the support of designed programmes.

TITLE : FET Certificate : Early Childhood Developlment
SAQA ID : 58761
ACCREDITING AUTHORITY : ETDP SETA
PROGRAMME DURATION : 1 400 hours (30% Theory 70% Work based practical learning)
CREDITS 140

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

  1. Communicate in a variety of ways within Early Childhood Development and societal settings.
  2. Use mathematics literacy in real life and education, training and development situations.
  3. Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development.
  4. Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  5. Provide care and support for babies, toddlers and young children.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Candidates must be between 18 – 29 years of age
  2. Candidates must be a South African citizen
  3. Minimum passed Grade 12

 

UNIT STANDARDS :

TYPE SAQA ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Fundamental 119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication Level 3 5
Fundamental 119457  Interpret and use information from texts Level 3 5
Fundamental 119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 3 5
Fundamental 119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts Level 3 5
Fundamental 119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts Level 4 5
Fundamental 119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts Level 4 5
Fundamental 119471  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 4 5
Fundamental 119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts Level 4 5
Fundamental 9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems Level 4 6
Fundamental 9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts Level 4 4
Fundamental 7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues Level 4 6
Core 244468  Prepare resources and set up the environment to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children Level 3 5
Core 244472  Prepare Early Childhood Development programmes with support Level 4 6
Core 244485  Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children Level 5 8
Elective 244481  Evaluate an Early Childhood Development (ECD) service Level 5 6
Core 244484  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of babies, toddlers and young children Level 4 8
Core 244480  Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children Level 4 16
Core 244475  Observe and report on child development Level 4 6
Elective 242819  Motivate and Build a Team Level 4 10
Core 244462  Work with families and communities to support Early Childhood Development Level 3 5
Core 244469  Provide care for babies, toddlers and young children Level 4 10
Elective 242812  Induct a member into a team Level 3 4