Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma is a practical training course that you can take after you have completed all of your academic courses in Educare. This course consists of completing 18-months of practical training, using the knowledge you have gained in your N4 – N6 courses.
|Course Name||Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma|
|Accreditation||The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)|
|Examinations||This is a practical training course, so no examinations will be written. During this course, you will complete tasks in accordance with your National N Diploma: Educare: Logbook.|
|Award Type||National Diploma: N6 Educare|
|Award Issued By||The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)|
|Course Duration||18 months|
|Entry Requirement||National Certificate: N6 Educare|
Subjects For Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma
All subjects taken in your NATED Educare Diploma studies are taken in your N4 – N6 theoretical study levels. However, to be eligible for an Educare National Diploma, you will need to have studied all subject matters.
Subjects during your Educare N4 course include:
- Educare Didactics N4
- Child Health N4
- Education N4
- Daycare Personnel Development N4
Subjects during your Educare N5 course include:
- Educare Didactics N5
- Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
- Educational Psychology N5
- Daycare Communication N5
Subjects during your Educare N6 course include:
- Educare Didactics N6
- Daycare Management N6
- Educational Psychology N6
- Daycare Communication N6
During your Educare National Diploma course, you will be completing practical training as an Educare professional. This is where you will apply the skills and knowledge learnt, on the aforementioned subjects.
What Will I Learn?
During your theoretical studies, you will learn about:
- Educational Psychology
- Educare Didactics
- Child Health
- Early childhood development and care
- Daycare management
During your Educare National Diploma course, these skills will be put to use as you complete your Educare: Logbook tasks.
With an Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma, you can pursue the following Educare jobs:
- Daycare Centre Administrator
- Au Pair
- Daycare Manager
The salary of the different Educare professions vary. Below are the salaries for some careers in Educare:
- Daycare Centre Administrator: R23 400 monthly expected salary
- Au Pair: R10 000 monthly expected salary
- Babysitter: R6 477 monthly expected salary
- Daycare Manager: R38 900 monthly expected salary
Role And Responsibilities
Your Educare profession will be made up of the following roles and responsibilities:
- Developing a course curriculum for kids
- Playing with children
- Managing a childcare
- Helping children reach appointments on time
Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma is the final course that makes up your NATED Educare course studies. To be eligible to study this course, you have to meet all requirements for an Educare National Diploma.
This course can only be taken once you have completed all the N4 – N6 theoretical studies, and have gained all relevant qualifications. Only after completing the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course, will you then be eligible for the Educare National Diploma course.
What Are My Options After Receiving An Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma?
After receiving your Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma, you can become an Educare professional in various fields. You can pursue careers such as becoming a Daycare Centre Administrator or a Daycare Manager. You can also start your own Daycare centre or Crèche.
Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma Curriculum
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma curriculum consists of:
- Exit level outcomes
- Associated assessment criteria
- Integrated assessment
- International comparability
Because the Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma course is entirely practical, you will be evaluated using the Educare: Logbook, in which you must complete all essential assignments.
18-Month Practical Training
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma course is strictly a practical course. All theoretical work, such as assessments and examinations, will be completed in your theory studies. During this course, you will be put in a working environment, and will be given practical tasks to complete.
Your training will last for a period of 18-months. All practical tasks given to you will be in accordance with the Educare: Logbook. You can complete your 18-month practical training through a job or internship program.
Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma Log Book
The National N Diploma: Educare National Diploma Logbook provides proof that you completed your course work and gained practical experience in order to receive your Educare National Diploma.
In the Logbook, all your professional experiences will be detailed, and records of you as a student will be held. All tasks you must complete will be included in your National N Diploma: Educare: Logbook. The following are some of them:
- Preparing and providing a challenging learning environment
- Planning and providing appropriate equipment/resources/teaching material
- Written planning/Curriculum planning
- Supporting and extending free play
- Classroom management and guidance
- Literature and language activities
- Mathematical activities
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Bellview has an Educare Facebook Group, designed for your benefit and convenience. Through it, you can keep track of the latest news and updates on the Educare National Diploma course, and can also ask any questions you may have.
Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process
Bellview has various methods that you can use to apply for a course. You can:
- Fill out an online application form
- Contact a course specialist
- Contact our Student Recruitment Office:
Call or WhatsApp: 065 656 9818
Landline Number: 021 838 8280
How Do I Study For An Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma?
A Matric Certificate is required to begin all NATED courses. To study for an Educare N6 National Diploma, you will need to have all relevant N Level Certificates. These include your:
- Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate
- Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate
- Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate
Once you have these, you need to register for the Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma. To receive your Educare National Diploma, you would then need to submit the National N Diploma: Educare: Logbook, which will validate your 18-months of practical training.
When Can I Start Studying Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma?
You can start the Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma whenever you want. As long as you have a Matric Certificate, you meet the minimum entry requirement for the NATED Educare course, and can apply via Bellview’s application process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Educare National Certificates or Diploma has no expiration date, and will always be valid.
Educare profession is the specialisation of teaching and dealing with young children. Typically, you would teach children between the ages of 0-5 years.
Yes, you will need a Matric Certificate to start your NATED Educare studies. A Matric Certificate, either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate, is the minimum requirement for entry to all NATED courses.
Educare Courses are part of the National Accredited Technical and Education Diploma courses and focus on the caretaking and education of children between birth and the age of five. Thus, Educare courses focus on early childhood education and development.
Educare: NATED courses are offered by many FET, TVET, and Private Colleges. Some of these include:
- Bellview Institute of Distance Learning
- Matric College
- Skills Academy
There is no expiration date on any of the Educare Certificates or Diploma. Once you have successfully completed your Educare: NATED National Diploma, it remains valid indefinitely.
No, you are not able to become a teacher at any government educational institution if you only have a National Diploma regardless of the field you studied in.
Once you have your Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma, you can go into the following career paths:
- Au Pair
- Day Care Administrator
- Child Health And Nutrition Caretaker
- Day Care Manager
- Start your own business in Childcare
Although Educare is not the same as teaching, there are elements of education in the field. You will be able to work with children between the ages of 0 and 5.
The NATED Educare programme is fully accredited. They have obtained accreditation by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO). All NATED programmes are credible and meet the set educational international standards.
The NATED Educare programme is fully recognised and adheres to the internationally set educational standards.
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma consists of 18 months of practical work experience. This means that you will have to do practical work at an institution related to your studies.
Yes, you can! If you want to start your own early childcare center or daycare center, you will be certified to do so after completing your Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma.
No, there are no connections between NATED courses and the entry requirements for university courses.
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma is on an NQF level 06.
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma is accredited by the The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
Yes, the Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma has the following SAQA ID: 67050.
The entry requirement for an Educare NATED N6 National Diploma course is an Educare NATED N6 National Certificate.
To obtain your National Diploma in Educare, you need to complete the Educare NATED course from the N4 National Certificate course to the N6 National Diploma course, which is a practical training course. You will need a Matric Certificate to apply for the N4 National Certificate course.
No, you cannot teach at grade-level with an Educare National Diploma. Educare professions deal with children aged 0-5 only.
During your Educare National Diploma course, you will complete practical tasks for a period of 18-months in accordance to the Educare: Logbook.
For more information regarding the cost of Educare courses, you can contact one of our course specialists.
The Educare National Diploma course is a practical training course, and will take place in the workforce, so no subjects will be covered.
It will take about 3 years to complete your Educare studies.
Yes, an Educare National Diploma is worth having. With an Educare National Diploma, you are able to pursue a range of career in educare, including teaching, and will even be able to start your own Daycare Centre.
Colleges where you can study and complete your Educare qualification include:
- Bellview Institute of Distance Learning
- Matric College
- Skills Academy
No, you cannot go to university with an Educare National Diploma. There is no correlation between university entry and NATED qualifications.
Upon completion of your Educare N6 National Diploma, you can join the workforce or you can further your studies by registering for another NATED course.
No, you cannot. To become a teacher, you would need to have a Bachelor of Education Degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
It is a course that consists of three National Certificate courses (N4 – N6). This course is great for people who are interested in working with children between the the ages of 0 and 5 years old.
You can complete your NATED Educare course with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.
Here are some questions you can expect during an Educare interview:
- How would you approach children that are arguing?
- How would you handle complaints from a parent?
- What would you do if a child did not want to participate in activities?
- Which steps would you take to report safeguarding concerns?
- How would you choose which activities are appropriate for further learning and development?
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma is a practical course, so there are no assessments or examinations.
To be an Educare professional you will need to be passionate about working with children between the ages 0 – 5 years old. You will need to have patience, be creative and know how to communicate with young kids. If this applies to you, then you should become an Educare professional. You can also call our course consultants if you need more advice.
With an Educare National Diploma, you can pursue the following jobs:
- Daycare Centre Administrator
- Au Pair
- Daycare Manager
These are the requirements you need to be an Au Pair:
- You need to be between 18 and 24 years old
- Childcare experience with verified references
- A Matric Certificate
- Valid drivers license
- Clean criminal background
An Educare teacher is someone with the skills to take care of children between 0 and 5 years old and teaches them different skills by having them participate in a variety of fun activities.
An Educare course will teach you how to educate and care for children aged 0 to 5 years old.
When you start your Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma course, we will provide you with a logbook, containing a list of tasks to complete in your practical course. You will complete your practical training at a daycare or crèche. Once you have finished your practical training, your logbook will be reviewed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Your Educare National Diploma will be awarded to you after they have reviewed your progress.
Here are four reasons why you should study an Educare course:
- You will gain the skills you need to work with children
- There are many wonderful career opportunities you can pursue
- Being an Educare professional is a rewarding career
- You can use the knowledge gained to start your own daycare and aftercare business
The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course SAQA ID is 67050
The Educare logbook serves as the final assessment to receiving the Educare National Diploma. The logbook consists of all the information you learnt in the Educare: NATED N4 – N6 National Certificate courses.
The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma course is 18 months long.
The logbook consists of tasks that you will need to complete during your practical training. The tasks covers everything you were taught in the theoretical courses.
No, you will not need any specific subjects to qualify for this course. All you need to do is complete the Educare N4 – N6 National Certificate courses.
iWIL is a service that helps students find companies that are willing to let them complete their work based training with. This is not an employment service and you will not be paid for the work you do.
The Educare N6 National Diploma course has a total of 180 credits.
You will need the following skills to become an Educare professional:
- Time Management
- Organisational skills
- Problem solving skills
- Leadership skills
The Educare N6 National Diploma course is a practical course. You will need to complete work based training in a relevant working environment during this course.
No, the Educare N6 National Diploma course is not expensive at all.
No, you will not be paid for the work you are going to complete during your training.
The aim of the Educare N6 National Diploma course is to provide you with work experience and the opportunity to use all the knowledge you received in the theoretical courses.
It does not matter how many AP scores you achieved, you can apply for the Educare N6 National Diploma course with any AP score.
You could work at a Daycare to complete your practical course. If you are unsure where to find a place to work at, you are going to be able to use the iWIL service.
No, you cannot teach Grade R with an Educare Diploma. You can however be a teacher’s assistant to a Grade R teacher.
Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 25, 2022