Provide access to a recognised educator qualification at Level 6 for ECD educators who have a Level 4 or Level 5 certificate in
ECD, providing a bridge between non-formal and formal learning programmes.
To enable educators/ learners to plan and implement a learning programme which is based on their knowledge of child
development from birth to nine years and which helps children in a specific phase work towards achieving the learning outcomes of
the national school curriculum (where appropriate).
To improve community-based ECD services for young children by raising the level of ECD teaching competence and/or by
providing opportunities for training in support and leadership roles.
the ability to read, write and use written resource material for learning and teaching in at least two South African languages;
the ability to understand fundamental mathematical/numeracy concepts;
the applied competence outlined in the core unit standards at Level 4:
Facilitate Active Learning in ECD Programmes,
Facilitate Healthy Development in ECD Programmes, and
Manage the ECD Learning Programme.
Mediate active learning in an integrated and holistic learning programme.
Facilitate learning and development of children with barriers to learning and other special needs, including those coping with
abuse and violence, within an inclusive anti-bias approach.
Promote the safety and healthy development of each child.
Work with colleagues, families and community systems to develop each child`s potential as fully as possible.
Manage a well-planned and organised learning programme to meet the needs of individual children within the framework of the
national school curriculum (where appropriate).
Select and use appropriate methods and procedures for assessing children`s progress and reporting on this to parents.
Promote the development of high quality ECD programmes and services.
Communicate effectively for the purposes of academic study and professional practice.
Plan and implement appropriate learning activities and materials or management practices based on knowledge of the principles,
processes and content of the chosen specialisation.