1 Year Higher Certificate: NQF-5 (120 credits) SAQA ID 86466

More About Early Childhood Development

The purpose of the Early Childhood Development programme is to train students to thoroughly understand development factors, to identify possible problems, implement remedial programmes and monitor progress to ensure every childs' optimal development.


  • ECD - Historical and Philosophical Perspective
  • Learning and Brain Development
  • Language Development; children with special learning need
  • The Daily Program: Science and Maths in the daily programme
  • Music, Movement, Art
  • Safety, Observation and Assessment

Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate (Gr 12) or equivalent qualification with admission to higher certificate studies

Career Opportunities

  • Pre-primary school teacher up to Gr RR
  • Day Care
  • Au Pair
  • Teacher's Assistant


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