Course Summary

Course Name:

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N6, NQF5

Duration:

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate is the last theoretical course you are required to take to make up your NATED Educare qualification. This course will bring all the knowledge and abilities you have gained in the previous two courses together, and will prepare you for the workforce.


Course Information:

Course Name

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

Accreditation

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Examinations

Educare Didactics N6 Internal Exam
Educare Didactics N6 External Exam

Daycare Management N6 Internal Exam
Daycare Management N6 External Exam

Educational Psychology N6 Internal Exam
Educational Psychology N6 External Exam

Daycare Communication N6 Internal Exam
Daycare Communication N6 External Exam

Award Type

National Certificate: N6 Educare

Award Issued By

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

SAQA ID

67007

NQF Level

05

Course Duration

6 to 12 Months

Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N5 Educare

Subjects For Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

During your Educare N6 course, you will cover:

  • Educare Didactics N6
  • Daycare Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Daycare Communication N6


What Will I Learn?

You will complete all knowledge on the following topics during your Educare N6 course:

  • Educare Didactics
  • Child Health
  • Daycare Management
  • Educational Psychology
  • Communication


Career Opportunities:

You can work in the following fields with an Educare: NATED N6 National certification:

  • Babysitter
  • Au Pair
  • Nanny
  • Daycare Administrator
  • Daycare Manager


Salary Expectations

The income you can expect is determined by your chosen career path. The monthly salary for various job routes after completing your Educare N6 course are listed below:


Role And Responsibilities

Your Educare profession will determine your tasks and obligations. In Educare, you can expect to perform the following tasks:

  • Curriculum creation
  • Having a fun time with children
  • Bathing children
  • Preparing meals for children
  • Keeping extensive records of students and teachers
  • Helping children with their morning routine and keeping them on schedule
  • Maintaining the childcare

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

As each NATED course builds on the next, the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course will be your final theoretical course in your NATED Educare Diploma course. 

To begin your Educare N6 studies, you will first be required to complete the Educare N5 course, and obtain an Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate. Once you have gained an Educare NATED N6 National Certificate, you will be eligible for the Educare N6 National Diploma course.


What Are My Options After Receiving An Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate?

You can apply for internships in Educare or jobs as an Educare professional after receiving your Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate. While working, you also have the option to complete the Educare N6 National Diploma course, and obtain your Educare National Diploma.

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Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate Curriculum

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate curriculum is made up of four subjects you will learn about. You must complete two assessments and two exams for each subject you are studying throughout the year.


Assessments To Be Completed In Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

You will be required to complete the following assessments during the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course:

  • Educare Didactics N6 Assessment 1
  • Educare Didactics N6 Assessment 2
  • Daycare Management N6 Assessment 1
  • Daycare Management N6 Assessment 2
  • Educational Psychology N6 Assessment 1
  • Educational Psychology N6 Assessment 2
  • Daycare Communication N6 Assessment 1
  • Daycare Communication N6 Assessment 2


Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate Exams

The Educare N6 National Certificate course has two exams for each subject. Every subject will have one internal and one external examination.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate Facebook Group

Join the NATED Educare Facebook Group to get the most up-to-date information and updates on the Educare N6 National Certificate. You will be able to exchange with Bellview staff and other students, as well as the chance to ask questions.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

If you are looking to study the Educare N6 National Certificate course, Bellview offers you various ways to do so. You can submit your application by:


Call or WhatsApp: 065 656 9818
Landline Number: 021 838 8280


How Do I Study For An Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate?

You can only start your Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate studies once you have successfully completed your Educare N5 course. Once you have received your Educare N5 National Certificate, you then need to:


When Can I Start Studying Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate?

As long as you meet all the entry requirements, you can begin your Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course study at any time. Click here to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

To start the Educare N6 course, you will need to have an Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate.

The Educare N6 course has 60 course credits in total.

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course is 6 to 12 months long.

After completing your Educare N6 course, you have to complete practical training for 18-months. Once you have completed your training, you will receive your National Diploma.

No, you cannot teach at a school with an Educare qualification. In Educare you will specialise in the teaching and development of young children, ages 0-5.

You will focus on the following main subjects during the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course:

  • Day Care Communication
  • Day Care Management
  • Educare Didactics
  • Educational Psychology

Yes, the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO) has fully accredited all of the NATED course programmes. These programmes meet the international educational standards, making them credible.

Not only is the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate nationally recognised – it also meets the international educational standards, making the programme internationally recognised.

Some career paths you can follow in Educare include:

  • Daycare Administrator
  • Babysitter
  • Nanny
  • Au Pair
  • Early Childhood Development Teacher
  • Daycare Manager

In order to start your Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate, you will need to complete the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate.

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 N6 National Certificate is on an NQF level 05.

Yes, the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate is registered with SAQA. It has the following SAQA ID number: 67007.

You will have three open book assignments that you can complete online. You will also have your final examination that will be set up by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

All NATED qualifications are awarded by the The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate award is issued by the DHET and QCTO.

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate has 60 course credits.

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate takes a total of 12 months to complete.

The admission requirement for an Educare NATED N6 National Certificate course is an Educare N5 National Certificate.

Once you have completed your Educare N6 course you need to do practical training for a period of 18 months in order to get your Educare National Diploma.

The Educare N6 National Certifcate course is important as it is the final theoretical course you need to complete, and the final step taken in getting your Educare National Diploma.

To find out the current course fees for the N6 Educare course, contact one of our course specialists.

The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

With an Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate, you will graduate from your theory course studies, and can start your Educare professional journey by applying for jobs in Educare. While working, you will also have the option of register for and completing the Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma course.

Yes, after your N6 Educare National Certificate course you will graduate and will be ready for the workforce, where you will be able to put the knowledge you have learnt to use, and gain a National Diploma.

No, Educare and primary school are not the same. Educare specialises in taking care of babies and young children between the ages of 0-5 years. Educare has no affiliation with any formal schooling levels.

An Educare teacher is a teacher that takes care of young children, in Daycare Centres or Creches. They are responsible for making sure kids are well looked after and properly taught, to prepare them for primary school.

During your N6 Educare course, you will complete two assessments, and write two examinations, for every subject taken.

Your Educare studies will take a total of three years to complete (N4 – N6 National Certificate courses).

To pass your Educare course, you need to prepare for the Educare course assessments and examinations. To help you, you can join our available study groups, which will help you better prepare for your course curriculum.

An Educare qualification will allow you to take care of children and their developmental needs. Teaching involves being able to teach in a formal learning environment that is overseen by the Department of Education.

The Educare N6 National Certificate is not equivalent to any qualification. It is registered on NQF level 5 but it is not equivalent to any other qualification on the same level.

No, Educare is not the same as teaching. You cannot teach with an Educare Diploma, you will need a Bachelors in Education Degree to teach.

These are the skills you will need to have as an Educare professional:

  • Patience
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Compassion
  • A love for children

When being interviewed for an Educare position, you can expect the following questions:

  • Why do you enjoy working with children?
  • Do you work well as part of a team?
  • Which ages of children have you worked with before?
  • Is there anything you find difficult when working with children?
  • What positive qualities can you bring to our institution?

You will be required to complete the following assessments during the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course:

  • Educare Didactics N6 Assessment 1&2
  • Daycare Management N6 Assessment 1&2
  • Educational Psychology N6 Assessment 1&2
  • Daycare Communication N6 Assessment 1&2

This what you could do with an N6 National Certificate in Educare:

  • Nanny
  • Babysitter
  • Au Pair

For information on the course fees, please contact our course specialist.

These are the subjects that will be covered in the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course:

  • Educare Didactics N6
  • Daycare Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Daycare Communication N6

No, you cannot teach with an Educare National Certificate qualification. You are only qualified to work with kids between the ages of 0 and 5 years old.

The Educare N6 National Certificate course is between 6 and 12 months long.

Educare professionals take care of children when their parents or guardians are at work or are running errands.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 26, 2022