Available Educare Courses

The NATED Educare Diploma course is made up of three theoretical courses and an 18-month practical component. Each course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take care and develop young children, between the ages of 0 – 5 years old.

What Is Educare: N4 National Certificate?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N4
Duration:
12 months

Your NATED Educare qualification will begin with the Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate course. This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and abilities required to pursue a career in Educare.

Course Information:

Course NameEducare: NATED N4 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of 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 TypeNational Certificate: N4 Educare
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66883
NQF Level05
Course Duration12 months
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

What Is Educare: N5 National Certificate?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N5
Duration:
12 months

The second theoretical course that makes up your NATED Educare qualification is the Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate course. This course builds on the knowledge and abilities you learnt in your previous N4 Educare course.

Course Information:

Course NameEducare: NATED N5 National Certificate
AccreditationThe 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 TypeNational Certificate: N5 Educare
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66971
NQF Level05
Course Duration12 months
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N4 Educare

What Is Educare: N6 National Certificate?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N6
Duration:
12 months

The final theoretical course in your NATED Educare qualification is the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate course. This course completes and finalises your Educare knowledge and skills, preparing you for the workforce. 

Course Information:

Course NameEducare: NATED N6 National Certificate
AccreditationThe 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 TypeNational Certificate: N6 Educare
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID67007
NQF Level05
Course Duration12 months
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N5 Educare

What Is Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma?

Course Summary

Course Name:
Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma
Certificate Type:
National N Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06, N6
Duration:
18 months

The Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma course is a practical training course that is completed after you have completed all of your theoretical courses. 

After earning your Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate, you must complete 18-months of practical training to earn an Educare National Diploma.

Course Information:

Course NameEducare: NATED N6 National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

There will be no examinations required for the Educare National Diploma course, as it is a practical course. However, you must complete all tasks in accordance with the National N Diploma: Educare: Logbook.

Award TypeNational Diploma: N6 Educare
Award Issued ByThe Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
SAQA ID67050
NQF Level06
Course Duration18 months
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N6 Educare

Subjects For The NATED Educare Diploma Course

During the NATED Educare Diploma course, the following subjects will be covered:


Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate Subjects

The N4 Educare course will cover the following subjects:

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


Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate Subjects

The N5 Educare course subjects you will cover:

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


Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate Subjects

The N6 Educare course subjects to be covered include:

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


Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma Subjects

There are no subject requirements for this course. However, you will complete tasks in accordance with National N Diploma: Educare: Logbook. You will have to put all of the theory you learnt in your Educare N4-N6 National Certificate courses into practice for 18-months.


What Will I Learn?

You will acquire and develop in-depth knowledge on the following topics during your NATED Educare Diploma studies:

  • Education
  • Child health
  • Educare Didactics
  • Early childhood development and care
  • Communication
  • Daycare management
  • Educational psychology


The
NATED Educare National Diploma course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge on these topics, to ensure that you are able to provide comprehensive and sufficient care to children of a specific age group.


Career Opportunities:

With a NATED Educare qualification, you can pursue the following jobs:

  • Daycare Centre Administrator
  • Au Pair
  • Babysitter
  • Daycare Manager


Salary Expectations

The salary you can expect is determined by the career path you choose to take. The following are the monthly salaries for various job paths:


Role And Responsibilities

Your tasks and responsibilities will vary based on your Educare profession. You can expect the following duties in Educare:

  • Keeping detailed student and teacher records
  • Assisting children with their morning routine and keeping them on track
  • Providing assistance with assignments and projects
  • Having fun with kids
  • Keeping the childcare running
  • Curriculum development

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The NATED Educare Diploma course is divided into three theoretical courses, the first of which is the Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate and the last of which is the Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate.

After successfully obtaining an Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate, you must complete 18-months of practical training. Only then, will you be eligible to receive your Educare National Diploma when you have submitted your Educare: Logbook.


What Are My Options After Receiving My Educare: NATED Certificates?

After earning your Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can:


After earning your
Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can:


After earning your
Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate, you can:


After earning your
Educare National Diploma, you will be able to:

  • Apply for jobs in Educare
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NATED Educare Diploma Course Curriculum

Each course consists of four subjects in total. Throughout the year, you must complete two assessments and two examinations for each subject you are studying.


Assessments To Be Completed In The NATED Educare Diploma Course

During the Educare N4 National Certificate course, you will be required to 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


During the
Educare N5 National Certificate course, you will be required to complete the following assessments:

  • 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


During the
Educare N6 National Certificate course, you will be required to complete the following assessments:

  • 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


During the
Educare N6 National Diploma course, you will be required to complete the following assessments:


If you are already employed, you can request that your manager or supervisor allocate duties to you based on the
Educare: Logbook. Your manager must verify that you have finished the duties and sign the Logbook.

If you are unemployed and looking to complete your practical training, you can sign up to be placed with a company through iWIL.

iWIL is a government platform that assists students in obtaining career-related training. You will still need to fill out and submit the relevant Logbook detailing the tasks you did while working at the company.


NATED Educare Diploma Course Exams

Each subject in the NATED Educare Diploma course has two exams. At each course level, there will be one internal and one external examination, for every subject.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

There are numerous benefits to studying through Bellview Institute. These benefits ensure that you have everything you need to succeed in your studies. View our benefits here.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning NATED Educare Facebook Group

To communicate with Bellview staff and fellow students, join Bellview’s NATED Educare Facebook Group. Receive the most recent information and news about all NATED Educare courses, as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

Bellview’s registrations are open all year round. You can apply by:


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


How Do I Study For A NATED Educare Diploma?

To enrol in the NATED Educare National Diploma course, you must have at least a Matric Certificate. You can do the following once you acquire a Matric Certificate:


When Can I Start Studying NATED Educare?

You can begin your NATED Educare Diploma studies at any moment, as long as you meet all the prerequisites. The application procedure at Bellview is open all year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Educare is the profession of teaching and raising children. Educare professionals deal with the development and care of children aged 0 – 5 years.

No, you cannot teach at grade level with an Educare qualification. Educare specialises in young children aged 0 – 5 year only.

Yes, you will need a Matric Certificate to start the NATED Educare course.

The NATED Educare course has a total of 360 course credits.

It will take a period of 36 months to complete all theoretical courses, and an additional 18-months to complete the practical training component of the course.

National Certificate: N5 Educare is the second Educare course in our three-course programme. You will need to complete N4 Educare to do your N5 Educare. After getting your National Certificate: N5 Educare, you can start studying your National Certificate: N6 Educare.

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In order to apply and complete your NATED Qualification in Educare, the following are standard application requirements that you need to meet in order to apply to study towards your career in Educare. These requirements are the same regardless of which institute you choose to apply to in order to complete this qualification.

If you choose to study towards a future in Educare through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning the following are the minimum application requirements per Educare Course:

Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

General Application Requirement: To apply for your Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning you will need the following:

A National Senior Certificate, or

An Amended Senior Certificate

Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

General Application Requirement: To apply for your Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning you will need the following:

A Completed Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

General Application Requirement: To apply for your Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning you will need the following:

A Completed Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma

General Application Requirement: To apply for your Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning you will need the following:

A Completed Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate, and

18 Months of Practical Experience

Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate – (NQF Level 5)

  • Educare Didactics N4 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4

Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate – (NQF Level 5)

  • Educare Didactics N4 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Educare Didactics N5 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Day Care Communication N5

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate – (NQF Level 5)

  • Educare Didactics N4 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Educare Didactics N5 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Day Care Communication N5
  • Educare Didactics N6 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Day Care Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Day Care Communication N6

Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma – (NQF Level 6)

  • Educare Didactics N4 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Educare Didactics N5 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Day Care Communication N5
  • Educare Didactics N6 (This includes appropriate workplace experience)
  • Day Care Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Day Care Communication N6
  • 18 Months Work Experience

 

You will need a matric certificate (NQF level 4) in order to start with an Educare course.  If you do not have a matric certificate, you can consider studying an Adult Matric course. You must have a grade 9 or equivalent certificate in order to apply for an Amended Senior Certificate (Adult Matric)  You will receive an NQF 4 certificate after completing this course which will enable you to start your Educare journey. You can also have a look at other ways to complete your matric for alternative options that you could be eligible for.

No, you cannot go to university with an N6 Educare Diploma. There is no correlation between an Educare Diploma and university entry requirements. You will need a Bachelor’s Degree Matric Pass in order to meet the minimum requirements for university acceptance. Each university also has additional entry requirements specific to each study programme.  You will need to meet all of these requirements in order to apply to a university. Other factors include the amount of other students who are enrolling, how your application looks compared to theirs, and the university’s student capacity.

Once you have obtained your Educare certificate, the certificate will remain valid for you to use at any time. There is no expiry date on the qualifications you will receive.

Yes, the Educare programme consists of NATED courses. These courses are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO). This makes NATED courses and qualifications credible as they meet the international educational standards.

If you are interested in completing an Educare course, you can:

In order to start your Educare journey, you will need a Matric certificate. You can also start this course with an Amended Senior Certificate.

After completing your first Educare course, each course will count as the entry requirement for the course that follows.

An Early Childhood Development Degree is the requirement for teaching learners who are in the foundation phase.

There are fees tied to the Educare programme – contact one of our course experts to discuss the cost of the Educare programme.

Some general questions asked about a Daycare institution include:

  • How do you approach discipline?
  • What does the daily schedule involve?
  • How many children does each staff member care for (caretaker-to-child ratio)?
  • Do the children get to play outside?
  • Why did you choose a career in child care?
  • How would you approach this situation (fights, tantrums, crying, etc.)?

You can take care of children between the ages of 0 and 5 with an Educare Diploma. Your job will not be based around teaching alone, you will have other child care duties as well.

The Educare Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

Once you have completed the entire Educare programme, you will have accumulated a total of 360 credits.

Distance Learning can be just as effective if not more effective than contact learning. If you want to create your own schedule, work while you are learning, or prefer studying on your own, Distance Learning could be a great option for you.

Yes, it is. Educare is a teaching course that has been designed to cater to the needs of children in their early development stages, this is between the ages of 0 and 5 years of age. In this course, you will be taught all the things needed to take care of children at these early development ages. Like numeracy, language, and reading, you will also be taught basic first aid.

Yes, it is. Our Educare Programme, is fully accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

You have a few options you can look into. You could become an Au Pair, Babysitter, Child Health and Nutrition Caretaker, Day Care Administrator or Day Care Manager. If you would like, you can even start your own daycare center.

Yes, you will require a Matric Certificate to study the N4 Educare Course.

With an N6 diploma in Educare you are qualified to work in environments where you are required to look after children between the ages of 0 to 5 years of age. However, you do not qualify to teach grade R or any grades above it.

Educare certificates are obtained after completing the theoretical courses in the Educare programme and will earn you an NQF level 05 certificate. The Educare Diploma is obtained after completing 18 months of practical training which will place you on an NQF level 06.

The N4 to N6 National Certificates in Educare aim to prepare students for working with and taking care of children between the ages of 0 and 5. These qualifications are on an NQF level 05 and you will have to complete all of these courses in order to qualify for the N6 Diploma course.

Yes, with an Early Childhood Development or Educare qualification you will be able to take care of children between the ages of 0-5 on a preschool level.

Educare professionals can earn a minimum monthly salary of R6 477 per month.

Educare National Certificate courses typically take 12 months to complete. The NATED N4 – N6 National Certificate Educare courses will take you 36 months to complete.

No, you cannot. You cannot teach with an N6 Educare qualification. You will need to have a degree to qualify for teaching. The careers that you can pursue include:

  • Babysitter
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Day Care Manager
  • Au Pair
  • Child Health and Nutrition Caretaker

No, you cannot. There is no correlation between having an Educare Qualification and the university entry requirements.

No, they are not. To find out about our course fees, you can contact one of our course specialists.

The NATED N5 Educare course is the second of three Educare courses. This course focuses on building on the knowledge of early child development and care that is covered in the first course.

Jan Badenhorst, Principal of Bellview , discusses everything you need to know about our Educare Courses


Why Should I Study Educare?

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