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Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development (SAQA US 58761 NQF Level 4)

This certificate is an entry level qualification into the field of Early Childhood Development.

It will provide you with the recognition of basic knowledge and skills to work with babies, toddlers and young children; and the opportunity to further your career in ECD.

Thus, the purpose of this certificate is to develop learners with little or no ECD knowledge or experience into ECD teachers who will be able to provide high quality ECD services in their local community.

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Higher National Certificate: Early Childhood Development (SAQA US 64649 NQF Level 5)

The Higher Certificate is designed to provide access to higher education for many experienced and skilled ECD practitioners and trainers who do not have recognised qualifications. The purpose of this qualification is to:

Develop ECD practitioners (e.g. home-based, centre- and school-based practitioners including Grade R, family and community ECD motivators, fieldworkers, facilitators, trainers and managers) to provide appropriate education, training and development services in the ECD sub-field.

Enable ECD practitioners to use their knowledge of child growth and development from birth to 6 years and relevant national policies to guide their professional practice in the ECD sub-field. This qualification provides an opportunity for practitioners with a Level 4 Certificate in ECD or an equivalent to further their professional development and to specialise in aspects of ECD practice e.g. Grade R.

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Management for ECD Principals Course

This course is for Principals, Managers, Supervisors and Owners of ECD centres and pre-schools also Practitioners who have an NQF Level 4 Qualification and at least 1 year experience in a managerial position.

TLC’s New Training Initiative will help ECD principals overcome some of the challenges they face in running an ECD centre, TLC has developed a ‘Management for ECD Principals’ course.

This course provides ECD principals and owners of ECD centres with effective managerial skills and competence to ensure that their centres and schools are compliant with government legislation, and are financially viable and sustainable.

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