Available Courses

The Bellview Institute offers the following Educare courses through distance learning. 

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N4 Educare

N4 Educare: National Certificate This is the beginning of your road to an Educare qualification. This section introduces you to what educare is and the …

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N5 Educare

N5 Educare: National Certificate Play your part in helping with the development of our precious kiddies by studying the N5 Educare Certificate. The N5 Educare …

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N6 Educare

N6 Educare: National Certificate This course is your final step before being able to make a difference in the lives of children by helping them …

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Educare simply means ‘to train or to mold’. Which is exactly what educare professionals do, they assist with the early stages of development in the lives of young children. Our Educare courses are designed to teach you everything you need to be a success in the industry.

Benefits of Studying Educare

One of the most fulfilling things about Educare is that you get to play a big part in guiding children on the right path. And contributing towards their early stages of development. Studying an Educare course comes with tons of benefits, such as: 

  • Helps with the development of young children
  • Can be creative 
  • Opportunity to teach grade R 

Development Of Young Children

By taking care of children you will have the opportunity to change their lives for the better. You will learn how to create positive environments that help to promote the growth of young children. Being a part of a child’s life in such a big way is a very fulfilling career path.


Educare occupations may require creativity. In situations where children need to learn difficult concepts, you have to think of an unique way to teach it to them. This will bring out your creative side and can be very fun.

Teach Grade R

Once you have completed your Educare programme you will meet certain requirements. Which means that you are able to register with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) to teach Grade R learners. 

SACE is an organisation that aims to improve the quality of teaching. This is done through appropriate registration, management of professional development and the use of a Code of Ethics for all educators.

Our Educare Courses 

Contribute to the development of younger generations by gaining an understanding about the way they think, speak and feel. You will learn how to create an environment that helps to shape their minds and promote positive growth.

N4 Educare

Start off by learning about various ways you can excite the little ones while improving their knowledge, communication skills and creativity. While preparing you for their well-being and the runnings of a daycare.

Certificate Type:

National Certificate: N4 Educare


12 months

Entry Requirements:

Matric Certificate or Equivalent


N5 Educare

Dive deeper into subjects previously learnt, and gain knowledge on the ins and outs of running a business, as well as being introduced to Educational Psychology.

Certificate Type:

National Certificate: N5 Educare


12 months 

Entry Requirements:

National Certificate: N4 Educare


N6 Legal Secretary

Once you have completed your N6 Educare course, you will know how to successfully manage a daycare that is able to communicate effectively, give mental stimulation and take care of children of all ages.

Certificate Type:

National Certificate: N6 Educare


12 months 

Entry Requirements:

National Certificate: N5 Educare


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What Will I Learn?

During the three courses in the Educare programme, you will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge. As well as, have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice in the real world. 

Some of the things you can expect during the programme are:

  • Learn how to create an exciting environment to play and learn at the same time
  • Know how to spot health conditions 
  • Become familiar with how the daycare system in South Africa works
  • Draw up a business plan 
  • Improve your communication skills 
  • Gain knowledge about children nutrition

Assignments and Examinations

During your 12 month course there will be a total of three open book assignments per subject which can be completed at home.

You will also write one final exam for each subject, which is set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The exam can be written during one of the two periods:

  • May / June 
  • October / November

Practical Work 

Along with each course, you are required to complete 6 months of practical work based experience to receive your certificate.

In order to receive your National Diploma, you would need to complete your N4-N6 Educare courses, along with a total of 18 months work experience.

The DHET has a free service to help our students to match up with companies offering Work Integrated Learning (WIL) to help you gain your practical experience.

Is It Accredited?

Yes, it is! The National Diploma qualifications are set and supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

The qualifications are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and they are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), Which ensures that the courses are credible and of high standard. 

Educare Job Opportunities 

  • Daycare Centre Administrator – R4 000 per month
  • Teacher Assistant – R4 000 per month 
  • Babysitter – R40 per hour 
  • Au pair – R10 000 per month  
  • Teacher – R19 400  per month 

Where To Study Educare In South Africa

There are tons of institutions all around South Africa that offer Educare Courses. 

Bellview Institute is a Distance Learning college in South Africa who offers the N4-N6 Educare programme. Our programme allows you to receive your National Diploma while preparing you for the real world with practical experience

Distance Learning is most ideal for working individuals looking to gain some extra skills and knowledge while still being able to work.

Make A Difference In The Youth Of Today!

Are you passionate about helping children and want to play a part in shaping their minds? Register to our Educare Courses today!

What do you get?

  • The best Support 
  • Quality study materials
  • Quick turnaround and delivery times
  • Practical experience 
  • Valuable knowledge and skills 
  • Accredited qualification
  • Opportunity to work and study

And so much more benefits!

If you are not happy with your studies, we will give you a FULL REFUND within 30 days of your registration.

Get in touch with us using one of the following ways:

  • Give us a call on our toll-free number 0800 39 00 27
  • Fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page
  • Chat to us on Whatsapp 082 318 8892


Last Updated: 10 May 2021