FULL TIME COMBINATION LEVEL 4 AND LEVEL 5 (“COMBO”) COURSE
Teachers Learning Centre is offering a qualification which combines selected core unit standards of the FETC: ECD (Level 4) certificate with the full HC: ECD (Level 5) qualification. The first part of the course consists of four FETC: ECD Level 4 unit standards that are essential for the understanding of early childhood development. The second part of the course focuses on the eight unit standards that comprise the full Level 5 qualification. The total number of credits for this course is 169.
This course is only available to students who are able to attend classes on a FULL TIME basis.
- Matriculants with a pass in English Communication, a Second Language and Maths. Literacy or Mathematics
- Assistant teachers and practitioners with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in ECD.
- Proficiency in English (Language of Instruction); and
- FETC: ECD (Level 4); or
- Matric / National Senior certificate (i.e. Grade 12); or
- Minimum of 2 years’ ECD experience and a letter from the principal of the ECD centre supporting the application.
Applicants who do not have a Matric/Senior certificate but have a minimum of 2 years’ ECD experience will be required to write an entrance test and attend an interview.
Mode of Delivery
Training takes place 2-3 days a week from 09H00 to 14H00 (4-5 hours). Two to three days will be spent attending facilitated sessions at a training venue and 1 day will be spent in an approved ECD centre where you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge and skills in a practical classroom setting.
This course is offered on a full time basis (2-3 days per week) and will take 12 months to complete.
This combined course is designed to be very practical and “hands-on”. Tasks and activities completed in the lecture room and during experiential training in the workplace will form part of the learner’s Portfolio of Evidence (POE) which will be submitted for final assessment. The POE will contain completed tasks and activities, observations and teaching presentations (e.g. lesson plans) and workplace feedback reports from supervising teachers.
FULL TIME “COMBO” COURSE CURRICULUM (169 credits)
FETC: ECD LEVEL 4 UNIT STANDARDS (37 credits)
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of babies, toddlers and young children
Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children
Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children
Manage the ECD Service
HC: ECD LEVEL 5 UNIT STANDARDS (132 credits)
Apply workplace communication skills
Present information in a public setting
Mediate active learning in ECD programmes
Promote healthy development in Early Childhood programmes
Develop and manage the ECD learning programme
Facilitate a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year
Facilitate a Literacy Learning Programme in the Reception Year
Facilitate a Numeracy Learning Programme in the Reception Year