Further Education & Training Certificate in Early Childhood Development
The FET Certificate in ECD is a nationally accredited ECD qualification, SAQA ID No. 58761. It is at Level 4 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
The qualification is 140 Credits, which includes working with children in an ECD setting, doing assignments, making classroom posters, games and teaching aids.
Learners collect evidence of their competence by building and maintaining a Portfolio of Evidence and implementing their learning at their ECD setting. This evidence is assessed by our registered assessors, moderated and then presented to the nationally Accreditation body for final verification and certification.
Purpose of this qualification:
This qualification is an entry-level qualification for those who want to enter the field of ECD education. This qualification will enable recipients to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to culture and individual needs and enable them to provide quality early childhood development services for children in a variety of contexts, including community-based services, ECD centres, in playgroups, at home and in institutions.
Recipients of this qualification will be able to:
- Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development
- Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children.
UNIT STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR FULL QUALIFICATION WILL INCLUDE:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||LEVEL||CRS|
|Core||244462||Work with families and communities to support Early Childhood Development||Level 3||5|
|Core||244468||Prepare resources and set up the environment to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children||Level 3||5|
|Core||244469||Provide care for babies, toddlers and young children||Level 4||10|
|Core||244472||Prepare Early Childhood Development programmes with support||Level 4||6|
|Core||244475||Observe and report on child development||Level 4||6|
|Core||244480||Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children||Level 4||16|
|Core||244484||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of babies, toddlers and young children||Level 4||8|
|Core||244485||Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children||Level 5||8|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4 Maths||6|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4 Maths||6|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent, analyze and calculate shape and motion in 2-and-3 dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4 Maths||4|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4 Lang 1||5|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4 Lang 1||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4 Lang 1||5|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4 Lang 1||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3 Lang 2||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3 Lang 2||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3 Lang 2||5|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3 Lang 2||5|
|Elective||244478||Manage an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Service||Level 5||5|
|Elective||244260||Facilitate a Life Skills Learning Programme in the Reception Year||Level 5||15|