N4 Educare

Course Summary

Course Name:
N4 Educare
Certification Type:
Course Level:

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 skills needed to teach children aged 5 and up. Learn about subjects such as Educare Didactics (the skill of teaching) and Child Health (taking care of children when they are sick).

Course Information:


National Certificate: N4 Educare

Accredited by:

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


There are three open book assignments that can be completed at home, as well as a final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Award type:

National N Certificate

Award issued by:

The DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 04 

Length of course:

12 Months

Entrance requirement:

Matric Certificate


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


The reward you get after all your time and energy spent on passing your studies? The National Certificate: N4 Educare. This certificate is awarded to you by the DHET.

Related childcare courses: 

  • Child daycare courses 
  • Child psychology courses

Career Paths in Educare

Take a look at the educare and childcare careers below:

  • Daycare Centre Administration
  • Babysitting
  • Au Pairing
  • Teaching
  • Daycare Management

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

We bet you didn’t know about the great free placement service offered by the DHET. What it does is that it takes your information as a graduate and links it to employers who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

How do I get Started?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying.

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Text us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892

Last Updated: March 24, 2020