National N Diploma in Educare (N4-N6)

Full-time | Course Type:  N4-N6 

"Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful." - Kailash Satyarthi

Are you dedicated to improving a child’s experience in learning? Would it be fulfilling to you, to work with aspects of childcare and development.

Educare is a specialised early learning programme which focuses on preparing a young child for school. As you prepare for a career in this field, the end-goal is that you will eventually play a significant role in in the formative years of a child’s life. You will be responsible for the development of the child, physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and culturally. Through the course of your study, expect to identify signs and symptoms of child illnesses, learn how to plan and present lessons, deal with staffing and how to organise budgets and finance related issues as required.

As a National N Diploma student in Educare, you can expect to be equipped with theoretical and practical skills in subjects such as, day care communication, educational psychology, day care management, Educare didactics: theory and practical, Child Health and Entrepreneurship and Business Management. 

Build your career with a qualification from ICESA

Everybody has a dream about the ideal career that they would like to get into one day. Some may dream of a career in fashion, journalism or even travel and tourism. At ICESA we understand that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are passionate about providing you with a sound qualification of your dreams at an affordable price. We also know that you would like the time that you spend on campus to be academically rewarding but that you also want to enjoy a rich, full social life. With this in mind we have dynamic, easy to access campuses situated around in some of KZN’s busiest, most vibrant CBD areas for your convenience.

Entrance Requirements

Registering for the National N Diploma in Educare is easy! Our staff on the different campuses are friendly, efficient and easy to contact. To find out more, all you need to do is either log onto our website, fill out our online form, call us, or simply pay us a visit. We will be glad to assist you. 

You will need a Senior Certificate or NSC or Relevant Nated Qualification.

Expected time on the course

When it comes to time spent on your course, we realise that time is of the essence. At ICESA we would like to equip you with the necessary skills and set you on the path to your dream job as quickly as possible. 

  • Our HET and FET courses range between 1 - 3 years.
  • Our provider and short courses range between 30 hour - 5 months on a full-time basis and then a 1 year - 3 year courses on a part time basis. 
  • Matric School offers support to learners on all matric subjects, Classes are offered on a full or part-time basis. 
  • Programme duration is two (2) years full time and tuition is face to face. 
  • Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time basis. 
  • Minimum two (2) years + 18 Months In-service Training.

Course Content and Modules

  • You can now look forward to a full academic year with a variety of exciting subjects to help you develop your skills. This should help you plan your calendar and your study timetable and put you on the road to success.

Study Guides and Course Material

To help get you started on your chosen field of study, a list of prescribed textbooks will be made available to you.

Careers that would suit you best

Once you have successfully graduated from ICESA, with a National N Diploma in Educare, you can take on some of the following jobs and careers: 

  • Special Education Teachers 
  • Day Care Manager
  • Pre-school and Childcare Centre Directors 
  • Child Care Teacher Assistant

Understanding your qualification

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a National Certificate at each Level N4, N5, N6 and a National N Diploma in Educare (on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training). 

Take your career to the next level

Please enquire at the nearest MLA Campus for the prospectus containing information on further studies. 

How much will it cost you?

Full Price (Year 1)
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Deposit 2
3 Months Installments
6 Months Installments
10 Months Installments
Full Price (Year 1)
Deposit 1
Deposit 2
3 Months Installments
6 Months Installments
10 Months Installments

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