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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Skills Development Programme: Early Childhood Development on NQF 1

Minimum Entry Requirements for this contract (Point 1 and 2 applicable):

  1. Able to work or volunteer in a pre-school or a crèche to gain the required 182 practical hours during the duration of the qualification.
  2. Grade 9

Further Education & Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development NQF 4

Minimum Entry Requirements for this contract (Point 1 and 2 applicable):

  1. Able to work or volunteer in a pre-school or a crèche to gain the required 980 practical hours during the duration of the qualification.
  2. Grade 12
    OR
    UCO Skills Development Programme Level 1 with At least Grade 9 (or higher school grade passed) or an equivalent qualification.

Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development NQF 5

Minimum Entry Requirements for this contract (Point 1 and 2 applicable):

  1. Able to work or volunteer in a pre-school or a crèche to gain the required 840 practical hours during the duration of the qualification.
  2. Further Education & Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development NQF 4 with At least Grade 9 (or higher school grade passed) or an equivalent qualification.
    OR
    Grade 12 where the candidate met the minimum requirements to start with a Diploma qualification and experience (at the discretion of Universal College Outcomes) in the ECD Field in the following areas:
  • Facilitate Active Learning in ECD Programmes,
  • Facilitate Healthy Development in ECD Programmes, and
  • Manage the ECD Learning Programme.

National Diploma: Early Childhood Development NQF 5

Minimum Entry Requirements for this contract (Point 1 and 2 applicable):

  1. Able to work or volunteer in a pre-school or a crèche to gain the required 840 practical hours during the duration of the qualification.
  2. A Level 5 Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Development.
  3. Further Education & Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development NQF 4 with At least Grade 9 (or higher school grade passed) or an equivalent qualification.
    OR
    Grade 12 where the candidate met the minimum requirements to start with a Diploma qualification and experience (at the discretion of Universal College Outcomes) in the ECD Field in the following areas:
  • Facilitate Active Learning in ECD Programmes,
  • Facilitate Healthy Development in ECD Programmes, and
  • Manage the ECD Learning Programme.

Please read the information below carefully

THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT PLACEMENT OF ENROLLED LEARNERS:

It is of the utmost importance that our Learners enrol for the correct level.

  • It will benefit the Learner’s overall development as a Practitioner.
  • It will prevent gaps in the skills and knowledge.
  • It will enable the Learner to reach her full potential as a Practitioner.

There are entry requirements for each level but if the Learner is not ready for a certain level it would be better to start on the level that the Learner is comfortable with.
It is often advisable to start with Level 1 although it is not compulsory for Level 4 if the Learner has Grade 12.
Level 1 covers the teaching practices that every Practitioner needs e.g:

  • Creative activities;
  • Theme planning;
  • Observation of the young child;
  • Music and movement;
  • Layout of the classroom and outdoor area;
  • Preparing healthy meals.

Even Learners with schooling experience might benefit from doing Level 1. The above skills will not be covered in our Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications.

The same can be said for Level 5.
We also recommend that you start with Level 4 to improve your ECD practice, language and mathematical skills to enable you to excel in Level 5.

  • Complete the Online Application Form:

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  • Learner

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    • Certified copy of highest school report & any other qualification
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    • Signed Terms and Conditions Page 1, 2 and 3 (For all applicants) and Signed Terms and Conditions Page 4 (Only applicable if it is a Distant Learning Application)
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