Course Summary

Course Name:

Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N4, NQF5

Duration:

The Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate course is the first of three theoretical courses taken that make up your Educare qualification. This course will introduce you to the educational foundation of early childhood care and development skills and knowledge.


Course Information:

Course Name

Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

Accreditation

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Examinations

Educare Didactics N4 Internal Exam
Educare Didactics N4 External Exam

Child Health N4 Internal Exam
Child Health N4 External Exam

Education N4 Internal Exam
Education N4 External Exam

Daycare Personnel Development N4 Internal Exam
Daycare Personnel Development N4 External Exam

Award Type

National Certificate: N4 Educare

Award Issued By

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID

66883

NQF Level

05

Course Duration

6 to 12 Months

Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

Subjects For The Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

The following subjects will be covered during your Educare N4 course:

  • Educare Didactics N4
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Daycare Personnel Development N4


What Will I Learn?

During your Educare N4 course, you will be introduced to:

  • Educare Didactics
  • Child health
  • Education


Career Opportunities:

After earning your Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate, you have the following job options:

  • Au Pair
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Babysitter


Salary Expectations

The salary you can expect is dependent on your chosen professional path. The following are the monthly salary for the various employment paths in Educare:


Role And Responsibilities

For each career, your roles and responsibilities will differ. Educare professions duties typically include:

  • Assisting kids with their school work
  • Bathing youngsters and accompanying them to extracurricular activities and appointments
  • Preparing nutritious meals
  • Having a fun with kids
  • Telling stories to children and reading to them
  • Assisting teachers with classroom management

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate course is the first theoretical course you will study in the NATED Educare course. You will only be allowed to study this course if you have a National Senior Certificate, or an Amended Senior Certificate.

To study the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate course, you will first need to complete the Educare N4 course, and have your Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate.


What Are My Options After Receiving An Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate?

After completing the Educare N4 course, and gaining an Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can register for the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate, or apply for entry-level jobs or internships in Educare.

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Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate Curriculum

Throughout the year, the Educare N4 curriculum covers four subjects. There will be two assessments and two exams for each subject.


Assessments To Be Completed In Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

During your Educare N4 course, you will complete the following assessments:

  • Educare Didactics N4 Assessment 1
  • Educare Didactics N4 Assessment 2
  • Child Health N4 Assessment 1
  • Child Health N4 Assessment 2
  • Education N4 Assessment 1
  • Education N4 Assessment 2
  • Daycare Personnel Development N4 Assessment 1
  • Daycare Personnel Development N4 Assessment 2


Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate Exams

For each subject taken throughout your Educare N4 course, you will write one internal and one external examination.

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How Do I Study For An Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate?

You must have an Amended Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate to start the Educare N4 course. Once you have a Matric Certificate, you need to:


When Can I Start Studying Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate?

As long as you meet all of the course requirements, you can begin your Educare N4 courses at any time. Bellview’s application process is always open. open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Educare handles the upbringing and care of young children. In Educare you will learn to respond to children’s emotional, academic and psychological needs.

The Educare N4 course has a total of 60 course credits.

There is no correlation between National Certificates and university entry.

Proper child care is critical because it allows children to improve their social skills and academic performance. As an Educare professional, you will make sure children are equipped with the proper skills needed to start a successful schooling journey.

No, you cannot study the Educare N4 course without having a Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

It all depends on which institution you choose to study your Educare: NATED Qualification. If the institution at which you enroll is recognised and accredited by the correct and corresponding accreditation body, then your course will automatically be both recognised and accredited.

Should you have any concerns regarding the recognition or accreditation of your course, you are advised to contact your relevant institution and request to view their accreditation certificates.

You will cover the following main subjects during your first Educare course (note that each subject also has subfields):

  • Educare Didactics
  • Day Care Personnel Development
  • Child Health
  • Education

Yes, the NATED Educare programme is fully accredited. NATED has obtained this accreditation by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Their programmes and qualifications meet all of the set international educational standards.

Some of the career options in the field of Educare include:

  • Au Pairing
  • Child Care Administrator
  • Day Care Centre Manager
  • Teaching Assistant

Those in the field of professional childcare make sure that children are kept safe and healthy. They also help children through the crucial stage of childhood development. This includes social and emotional development that will ready them for their educational journey.

Three basic benefits of childcare include:

  • Sensitive and responsive caregiving
  • Cognitive and language stimulation
  • A safe and healthy environment

No, you cannot go to university with a NATED qualification as there are no correlations between the NATED qualification and university application requirements.

You will need a National Senior Certificate (matric) in order to start this course.

NATED Educare is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

You will have three open book assessments that you will complete online. There will also be a final exam set up by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Yes, the Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate has the following SAQA ID number: 66883.

The DHET and the QCTO awards the Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate.

The Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate has 60 course credits.

No, you cannot. With an Educare Diploma, you will only be able to plan and teach lessons to children from the ages of 0 to 5. You cannot teach any official school programmes with an Educare Diploma.

The course length for an Educare NATED N4 National Certificate is 6 to 12 months.

You will receive a National N Certificate once you complete your N4 Educare course.

After completing the N4 Educare course, you can apply for entry-level jobs in Educare, or register for the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate course.

To find out the current course fees for the N4 Educare course, contact one of our course specialists.

You will be able to work with children between the ages of 0 to 5 years old with an Educare qualification, so you will be able to take care of children on a preschool level.

No, you cannot go to university with an N4 Educare National Certificate. There is no correlation between National Certificates and university entry.

The different avenues you can pursue as an Educare professional, in relation to the development of young children, includes:

  • Teaching
  • Child care
  • Management

The Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate has a total of four subjects.

The Educare programme consists of the following courses:

  • Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma

During your N4 Educare course, you will complete two assessments, and write two examinations, for every subject studied.

An Educare qualification is offered to students pursing a career in working with children from ages 0 – 5 years, and upon completion of the following courses:

  • Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma

The main difference between Educare and Early Childhood Development (ECD) is that Educare qualifications are specific to working within an Educare or Daycare Centre, while ECD qualifications will allow for you to become a teacher at a public school, if you have your Bachelors of Education (B.Ed), or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

The Educare N4 National Certificate is the first theoretical course in the Educare programme. It equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in Educare.

To apply for the Educare courses, you will need to have a Matric Certificate, either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

The NATED Educare course offers three theory based courses. These courses teach you how to take care of children and how to enhance their development. After your theory courses you will do training for 18 months to put what you learnt in the theory courses to the test.

No. You cannot teach at any Grade level with your Diploma in Educare.

As an Educare professional you can teach children between the ages of 0 – 5 years old.

The Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate course has the following assessments:

  • Educare Didactics N4 Assessment 1&2
  • Child Health N4 Assessment 1&2
  • Education N4 Assessment 1&2
  • Daycare Personnel Development N4 Assessment 1&2

Yes, NSFAS does fund NATED Educare courses at public institutions. NSFAS does not fund our NATED courses because we are a private institution.

The theoretical courses are all 6 – 12 months long and the practical course is 18 months long. If you choose to complete this course full time, you will complete the course in 36 months but if you chose to do the course part time you will finish the course in 54 months.

These are the skills you need to be an Educare professional:

  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Be playful
  • Patience
  • Know first aid

The Educare Diploma course is a post-matric qualification that equips you with the skills and experience you need to work with children between 0 and 5 years old.

The following subjects are covered in this course:

  • Educare Didactics
  • Child Health
  • Education
  • Daycare Personnel Development

No. The minimum requirement for our NATED Educare National Diploma course is a Matric Certificate or Amended Senior Certificate.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 24, 2022