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Educare N4-N6

This course equips you with basic skills in childcare and prepares you for further study in the field of early childhood education. Studying this course may be a good option if you want to work towards a career as a playschool teacher, day care centre administrator, day care centre manager, or assistant Grade R teacher. Completing this course enables you to start up your own ECD centre.

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Subjects

N4

  • Educare Didactics (Art Expressive Studies; Theory & Practical) N4
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Daycare Personnel Development N4

N5

  • Daycare Communication N5
  • Educare Didactics (Music Expressive Studies, Theory & Practical) N5
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5

N6

  • Daycare Management N6
  • Daycare Communication N6
  • Municipal Administration N6
  • Educational Psychology N6

Duration

Each level takes 6 Months full time to complete (total of 18 months to complete the theory) and then 18 months practical in industry. Generally it takes 3 years to qualify for a National Diploma.

Description

Students complete three certificates (N4-N6) and 18 months of in-service training, at the end of which a National N Diploma in Business Management is awarded if the student meets all the relevant criteria.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate with Diploma admission - A minimum of 30% for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four (4) x 20 credit subjects; OR

A NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50% in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three (3) compulsory vocational subjects is required; OR

A SC (without endorsement) or equivalent – A minimum of five (5) subjects must be passed; OR

A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate in a cognate field; OR

Mature Age Exemption:
• Candidates must have attempted Matric/Grade 12, reached the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and a proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communicative skills; OR

• Candidates must have reached the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

What is included

  • Laptop
  • Dongle
  • Free Data Plan

Tuition fees

Starting from R1,750

Accreditation

Courses are accredited by the Department of Higher Education

Start dates

This course has 6 start dates per year:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Qualification

A National Diploma is awarded on successful completion of each programme

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Coastal KZN TVET College is a merger of the former Durban Technical College, Swinton Road Technical College and Umlazi Technical College. It includes former Umbumbulu and Appelsbosch Colleges of Education. It is the largest College in KwaZulu-Natal, currently averaging about 15 000 full time equivalents and about 800 staff members.

Coastal KZN TVET College catchment area is from Ozwathini to South of Durban and continues for a strip of about 80km towards the South Coast. It includes Maphumulo, Stanger, Ndwedwe, the Bluff area, Chatsworth, Lamontville, Umlazi, KwaMakhutha, Isipingo, Amanzimtoti, Illovo right down to Scottburgh, but due to the residence facilities we have students from all over the country.