Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited to offer the NATED Educare National Qualification: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2617

Educare N4 National Certificate

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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Educare N5 National Certificate

N5 Educare

This course builds on the knowledge from your N4 Certificate course, and provides you with more tools to use in your Educare career.

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Educare N6 National Certificate

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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Why Should I Study Educare?

Educare will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work with children between the ages of 0 to 5 years old. Some of the skills you will learn include:

  • Planning and teaching lessons to young children
  • Identifying symptoms of child illness
  • Planning budgets
  • Dealing with staff issues Managing a daycare


You will have the necessary skills to run a Child Daycare Centre or start your own Creche upon the completion of the National Diploma: N6 Educare qualification.

These are only a few reasons why you should study an Educare Course.

Educare Is An Accredited National Qualification

Educare is a Nationally Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) course. These courses are created by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).


These qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This means that the courses are accredited and qualifications are held in high regard.

Our Accreditation

Educare Courses

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited by the QCTO to offer the Educare National Qualification (NATED).

View our Accreditation Certificate for the Educare National Qualification.

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Pty. Ltd. Accreditation Number: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2617

SAQA ID number: 66883
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N4: Educare
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110384: Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Code 7080104: Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N4
  • Code 7080094: Education N4
  • Code 9070244: Child Health N4

SAQA ID number: 66971
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N5: Educare
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110455: Labour Relations N5
  • Code 4090325: Sales Management N5
  • Code 4090315: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Code 4010185: Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Code 4010175: Financial Accounting N5
  • Code 5070035: Public Relations N5
  • Code 6030175: Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Code 6030165: Computer Practice N5
  • Code 13030105: Mercantile Law N5
  • Code 22020095: Economics N5

SAQA ID number: 67007
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N6: Educare
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 06

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110486: Labour Relations N6
  • Code 4010196: Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Code 4010216: Financial Accounting N6
  • Code 4090336: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Code 4090346: Sales Management N6
  • Code 5140296: Marketing Communication N6
  • Code 5070046: Public Relations N6
  • Code 6030186: Computerised Financial Systems N6
  • Code 6030196: Computer Practice N6

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has been accredited with a distance learning Exam Number by the DHET Exams division: 01999921101199995016

What Is Educare?

Educare involves taking care of young children between the ages of 0 – 5 years old:

  • Provide them with the fundamental knowledge to count and read. Children have to be exposed to basic knowledge at school and inside the home to develop and grow
  • Assist them during emergencies, such as identifying and handling dangerous situations, knowledge about allergic reactions, choking and seizing, and dealing with everyday injuries
  • Health care is as important as knowing what to do in an emergency. Knowing which foods are good for them, how to get them to exercise, and make sure they take their medication is essential
  • General caretaking of a child is what you will do day-to-day. This involves:
    • Always watching them
    • Play games with them
    • Help them with tasks, lessons, and homework
    • Drive them around if necessary

What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to teach children skills like numeracy, language, and reading. You will also learn basic first aid. This will enable you to help children through their essential developmental stages.

After your course, you will be able to plan and teach lessons, identify health issues, plan budgets, and manage other work within daycare fields. This can be applied to teaching children from birth to 5 years old.

Subjects such as Child Health, Daycare Personnel Development, Educare Didactics, and Educational Psychology will be covered throughout your course. 

Our Educare Courses

National Certificate: N4 Educare

Entry Requirements

National Certificate: N4 Educare is one of the courses you can study after matric. To start your course, you simply need a matric certificate.

Subjects

You will cover the following subjects during National Certificate: N4 Educare:

  • Educare Didactics N4 (workplace experience will also take place)
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
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Course Duration

The course takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N4 Educare (NQF Level 5)

National Certificate: N5 Educare

Entry Requirements

To start your National Certificate: N5 Educare qualification, you will need to obtain your National Certificate: N4 Educare qualification.

Subjects

You will cover the following subjects during N5 Educare:

  • Educare Didactics N5 (workplace experience will take place)
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Daycare Communication N5

Course Duration

The course takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N5 Educare (NQF Level 5)

National Certificate: N6 Educare

Entry Requirements

To start your National Certificate: N6 Educare, you must get your National Certificate: N5 Educare qualification.

Subjects

You will cover the following subjects during N6 Educare:

  • Educare Didactics N6 (practical work experience will take place)
  • Daycare Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Daycare Communication N6

Course Duration

The course takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: N6 Educare (NQF level 5).

National Diploma: N6 Educare

Entry Requirements

To receive your National Diploma: N6 Educare, you will need to complete your National Certificate: N6 Educare.

Subjects

N4, N5, and N6 Educare subjects need to be completed to start with the final section of your NATED course. 

To get your N6 National Diploma: Educare, you will have to do your practical work experience.

Course Duration

You will need to complete a total of 18 months of practical work experience.

Award Type

National Diploma: N6 Educare (NQF Level 6)

Educare Careers

There are many different career paths you can follow in Educare, such as:

Daycare Centre Administrator

Daycare Centre Administrators are responsible for everything that takes place within the Daycare.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Daycare Centre Administrator

Daycare Centre Administrators have very important roles within the daycare system. Here is a breakdown of the responsibilities of a Daycare Centre Administrator:

  • Ensuring the centre is fully staffed with qualified personnel
  • Acting as a communicator between parents, teachers, and children to facilitate suitable changes
  • Keeping detailed records of students and teachers
  • Updating important information as required
  • Developing policies, procedures, and programs for the centre and ensuring that these are carried out appropriately
  • Handling the centre’s budgets and requesting necessary equipment

What Is The Salary For A Daycare Centre Administrator?

Although the average monthly salary for Daycare Centre Administrators is R23 400, this can go up to around R53 300 depending on your workspace.

Au Pair

Au Pairs focus on taking care of the children in a family and playing with them. They can also have other tasks assigned according to the family’s needs.

Role And Responsibilities Of An Au Pair

As an Au Pair, you will have the responsibility to care for children in the family and do a handful of related tasks such as:

  • Nutritious meal preparation for the children
  • Helping the children with their morning routine and staying on schedule
  • Transport the children to their responsibilities
  • Helping with homework and projects
  • Common household tasks like cleaning up and doing laundry

The responsibilities of an Au Pair heavily rely on the agreement between you and your employer regarding what the family needs.

What Is The Salary For An Au Pair?

The salary of an Au Pair mainly depends on what the family expects of you. The average monthly salary for an Au Pair is around R10 000 to R12 000. The more responsibilities you are given will generally increase your earnings.

Babysitter

Babysitters have the important role of caring for children at appointed times.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Babysitter

Babysitters will assist with taking care of children while the rest of the family is busy. Some of the responsibilities of a babysitter include:

  • Playing with children
  • Preparing food and doing the dishes
  • Cleaning the play areas
  • Getting children ready for bed

What Is The Salary For A Babysitter?

Babysitters have an average monthly salary of R6 477 but depending on the extent of your services and the schedule of the family’s needs, this monthly salary can go up to R8 824.

Daycare Manager

Daycare Managers coordinate the operations run within the daycare daily.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Daycare Manager

Daycare Managers and Daycare Centre Administrators often work together to keep the daycare running and up to standard. Some of the responsibilities of Daycare Managers are:

  • Maintenance of the daycare facility
  • Recruiting and training new staff members
  • Ensuring that the daycare abides by child care laws
  • Developing the curriculum

What Is The Salary For A Daycare Manager?

Daycare Managers earn an average monthly salary of R38 900 and can even extend to R61 900 given the facility.

Studying Educare at Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning College

You can complete your Educare course with Bellview through distance learning to obtain your accredited Educare qualification. Here are some of the benefits of distance learning:

  • Engaging support: Bellview staff are trained to assist you as accurately as possible to offer sufficient support. Any queries are answered within 24 hours
  • Quick delivery time: Once you have registered with us, we will take care of everything else. Your course material will be delivered within 5 to 7 working days
  • Receive your marks quickly: Assessments are marked and feedback is available within 24 hours of your submission
  • Register any time of the year: With Bellview, you can register at any time of the year. If you are uncertain about starting a course you have the opportunity to wait until the time is right for you or get started as soon as possible
  • Study groups and support: You will gain free access to study groups on the Together We Pass platform for the duration of your studies. You can interact with other students who are studying the same subject and have their additional support throughout your studies
  • We offer many ways to apply for our courses. We understand that everyone has different needs, therefore we have created different channels to reach out to us. You can apply online, call our landline (0800 39 00 27), or speak directly to one of our course experts if you need assistance in choosing the right course

Why choose to study Educare via Distance Learning

Distance learning is a very good option when choosing to further your studies. With distance learning, you can expect to experience the following benefits:

  • Work from home: With distance learning, you are not required to attend physical classes. This means that you complete your studies from the comfort of your home
  • Work at your own pace: With distance learning, you will be able to work at your own pace and in your own time. You simply need to pace yourself to be ready for your exams
  • Work and study: Since you can study in your own time, you can choose to work whilst you study. This means that you can generate an income as you are furthering your education
  • Fewer transport costs: Since you do not need to attend physical classes, you do not have to pay extra transport costs
  • Get promoted: If you study whilst you work, you will improve your skillset for your job. That means that with your new skills, you might be eligible for a promotion in your current work situation 
  • It is more affordable: Distance learning is often more affordable than classroom learning because you do not have to go into classes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Teach Grade R With An Educare Diploma/N6 Qualification?

No, you cannot teach grade R with an N6 qualification. You need a Bachelor of Education Degree (B. ED) or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) to meet the requirements of the Department of Education to teach grade R.

How Long Is An Educare Course?

Each Educare course takes a total of 12 months to complete. 

If you study Educare N4-N6, you will take a total of 36 months to complete all of the courses.

Are Educare Courses Free?

No. Educare courses are not free. To obtain your qualification in Educare, you will have to pay for your courses. Distance learning is a great option in this case as it is more affordable than classroom-based learning.

What Career Path Can I Take With My N6 Educare Certificate?

There are many career paths you can follow once you have your National Certificate: N6 Educare, some of these include:

  • Au Pair
  • Babysitter
  • Child Health and Nutrition Caretaker
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Day Care Manager
  • Start our own Daycare

What Is NC N5 Educare?

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.

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

Author: Karla Nortier
Date Published: August 31, 2021