Course Summary

Course Name:

Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N5, NQF5

Duration:

The Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate course is the second of three NATED Educare theoretical courses. This course will build on the educational foundations you learnt in your Educare N4 course for early children development and care.


Course Information:

Course Name

Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

Accreditation

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Examinations

Educare Didactics N5 Internal Exam
Educare Didactics N5 External Exam

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 External Exam

Educational Psychology N5 Internal Exam
Educational Psychology N5 External Exam

Daycare Communication N5 Internal Exam
Daycare Communication N5 External Exam

Award Type

National Certificate: N5 Educare

Award issued by

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

SAQA ID

66971

NQF level

05

Course Duration

6 to 12 months

Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N4 Educare

Subjects For Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

During your Educare N5 course, you will cover the following subjects:

  • Educare Didactics N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Daycare Communication N5


What Will I Learn?

During your Educare N5 course, you will broaden your knowledge on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Childhood education
  • Educare Didactics
  • Child health


Career Opportunities:

You will have the following work opportunities after earning your Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate:

  • Daycare Teacher
  • Early Childhood Specialist
  • Au Pair
  • Babysitter


Salary Expectations

Your expected salary is determined by your selected career path as well as your overall experience. The following are the monthly salaries for the career paths available with an Educare qualification:


Role And Responsibilities

Your roles and responsibilities will vary depending on your profession. Typical responsibilities of an Educare professionals include:

  • Helping children with their homework and studying
  • Bathing children and taking care of them
  • Create timetables and routines for the children
  • Children meal preparation
  • Ensuring kids have fun
  • Clean children’s room and their toys
  • Reading books and telling stories to children
  • Help in managing classroom behaviour

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate course is the second of the NATED Educare program’s theoretical courses. This course can only be taken if you have completed your Educare N4 studies, and gained an Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate.

You must then complete the Educare N5 course and have your Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate, if you would like to take the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course.


What Are My Options After Receiving An Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate?

You can enrol for the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate or apply for jobs or internships in Educare after earning an Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate.

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Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate Curriculum

The Educare N5 curriculum comprises four subjects throughout the year. Each subject will have two assessments and two examinations that you will have to take and complete.


Assessments To Be Completed In Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

You will complete the following assessments during your Educare N5 course:

  • Educare Didactics N5 Assessment 1
  • Educare Didactics N5 Assessment 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 2
  • Educational Psychology N5 Assessment 1
  • Educational Psychology N5 Assessment 2
  • Daycare Communication N5 Assessment 1
  • Daycare Communication N5 Assessment 2


Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate Exams

You will write one internal and one external examination for each subject in your Educare N5 course.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate Facebook Group

Engage with Bellview faculty and students by joining the NATED Educare Facebook Group. Get the latest news and updates on the Educare N5 course, as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

Bellview accepts registration all year. You can submit your application using the following methods:


Call or send a WhatsApp message to: 065 656 9818
Landline: 021 838 8280


How Do I Study For An Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate?

To begin the Educare N5 course programme, the requirement for entry is to have your Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate. After receiving your N4 Educare National Certificate, you must:


When Can I Start Studying For An Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate?

You can start your Educare N5 courses whenever you like, as long as you meet all the course criteria. The application procedure at Bellview is always open.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Higher Education and Training created the NATED Educare course to guarantee that students join the workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge for a job in Educare.

There are a total of 60 course credits in the Educare N5 course.

No, you cannot go to university with an N5 Educare Certificate. National Certificates have no bearing on university admissions.

No, the Educare N5 course cannot be taken without a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

An Educare N5 National Certificate is a post-matric National Certificate, you will receive after completing the Educare N5 course.

The main subjects you will cover during Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate include:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Educare Didactics
  • Day Care Communication
  • Educational Psychology

Yes, NATED courses are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO). NATED certificates and diplomas are credible and meet national and international educational standards.

You will not be able to teach any grades from the foundation phase as an educator. You will be able to work with children from the ages 0 to 5. The focus is not on teaching itself, but rather taking care of children in general.

Yes, the NATED Educare courses, certificates, and diplomas are recognised both nationally and internationally.

After completing your Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can go into the following career paths:

  • Au Pair
  • Daycare Administrator
  • Early Childhood Development Assistant
  • Babysitter
  • Start your own Daycare

Parents take great care in choosing the right facility for their children. Important elements of the facility include having a comfortable, safe, and fun environment that is stimulating for a child’s social, physical, and mental development.

No, you cannot use your NATED qualification to apply for a University course. There is no correlation between NATED qualifications and university entry requirements.

The NATED N5 National Certificate is on an NQF level 05.

The Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate has 60 course credits.

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) accredits NATED qualifications.

You will have to complete three open book assignments during your NATED course. You will also complete a final examination as set up by the DHET.

The DHET and QCTO award the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate.

Yes, the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate has the following SAQA ID: 66971.

The Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

The admission requirement to study a N5 Educare course is to have an Educare N4 National Certificate.

You will receive a National N Certificate once you complete your N5 Educare course.

No, you cannot get an Educare National Diploma with an N5 National Certificate. To get a National Diploma, you will need an N6 National Certificate.

For more information on the tuition and registration fees for the N5 Educare course, contact one of our course specialists.

You can study the full Educare programme at Bellview. Contact one of our course specialists to get started or to get more information.

With an Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can apply for jobs as an Educare professional, or register for the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course.

Yes, it is worth studying the Educare N5 National Certificate course. Getting your N5 Educare National Certificate will develop your expertise in childhood care and teaching, and will aid in your employment possibilities. Your N5 Educare course is also an important step to take in getting your National Diploma qualification in Educare.

To pursue a career in Educare, you will need to have the following skills:

  • Love working with children
  • Patience
  • Excellent communication skills when dealing with children
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Compassion

Educare is a good study choice if you have aspirations of working in a Daycare Centre, with infants, and young children.

During your N5 Educare course, you will be required to complete two assessments, and write two examinations, for each of your course subjects.

Yes, Educare courses are funded by NSFAS, but only if your are studying at a public institution.

Yes, NATED Educare courses are accredited, and the qualifications you receive are useful for employment as an Educare professional.

Yes, you can. You can apply for our courses with a Higher Certificate Pass. At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you can apply with a Matric Certificate, regardless of which Matric Pass you have received.

The Educare N5 National Certificate is the second theoretical course in the Educare Diploma programme. It expands on the knowledge you have gained in the N4 National Certificate course.

This depends on the job they do, for example an Au Pair gets paid R15 000 (depending on the family you work for) and a Daycare teacher earns R12 300.

If you study full-time, you can complete the course in 36 months. If you study the course part-time, you can complete it in 54 months.

No, you cannot. You are only able to teach children between ages 0 – 5 years old.

The Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate has the following assessments:

  • Educare Didactics N5 Assessment 1&2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 1&2
  • Educational Psychology N5 Assessment 1&2
  • Daycare Communication N5 Assessment 1&2

The Educare N5 National Certificate is 6 – 12 months long.

These are the subjects that you will cover in the Educare N5 National Certificate:

  • Educare Didactics
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Educational Psychology
  • Daycare Communication

The highest paying career in Educare, is either starting your own daycare or being a Daycare Centre Administrator. Your salary will depend on your overall experience and how successful your Daycare is. Successful educare professionals can earn anything between R25 000 and R100 000 per month.

Yes, the minimum requirement for our NATED courses is a Matric Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

The word “Educare” means to mold or train young children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old. This perfectly explains the role of an Educare professional, they are responsible for training and molding young minds to prepare them for their formal schooling career.

These are the top five essential skills for an Educare professional:

  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Organisation
  • Enthusiasm

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