This is an entry-level Qualification for those who want to enter the field of Education, Training and Development, specifically within the sub-field of Early Childhood Development (ECD). Many of those who will seek this Qualification are already practising within the field, but without formal recognition. This Qualification will enable recipients of this Qualification to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to culture and individual needs (including special needs), and enable them to provide quality early childhood development services for children in a variety of contexts, including community-based services, ECD centres, at home and in institutions.
- Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development.
- Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
- Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children
- Work with families and communities to support Early Childhood Development
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Observe and report on child development
- Prepare Early Childhood Development programmes with support
- Provide care for babies, toddlers and young children
- Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children
- Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
- Interpret and use information from texts
- Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
- Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
- Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
- Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts
- Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts
- Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
- Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
- Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues
- Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts
TYPE OF PROGRAMME
- Full time
Further Education and Training: 18 months
Learner is required to have a Matric. Must able to speak and write in English.
All learning material included in tuition fee.
Reg Fee: R 1750.00
Full Course Fee: R15,750.00
|Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:|
· Communication within and about Early Childhood Development planning, facilitation, care, monitoring and feedback is clear, understandable and effective.
· Communication with children and adults is appropriate to their needs and age.
Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
· Applications of mathematics in personal and work-related contexts are consistent with the given mathematical processes and principles.
Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
· Decisions about children and programme planning are based on knowledge of early childhood development and teaching practices, showing recognition of how personal values, opinions and biases can influence one’s judgement.
· Activities are designed that are stimulating and developmentally appropriate.
· Space, equipment, materials and the environment are prepared to stimulate children’s interest and promote development.
Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
· Individuals and groups are effectively managed using a range of appropriate techniques.
· All activities and resources are culture-fair and free from race and gender bias, and are adapted where necessary for children with special needs.
· Children with disabilities and barriers to learning are helped to participate fully in the Early Childhood Development programme in co-operation with families, health practitioners and specialist agencies.
· Observations of children are continuous and provide sufficient information to establish patterns of development.
· Records of child development are useful for contributing towards assessment of individual development, referrals, design of programmes and activities, and evaluation of activities and programmes.
· Information about children’s development and needs are shared with families informally on an individual basis and in more structured group situations based on an understanding of how adults learn.
Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
· Children are supervised appropriately for their developmental level in relation to the degree of risk involved.
· Responses to incidents or accidents are appropriate to the situation.
· Family members are encouraged to participate in activities with children and/or in activities related to maintaining a good programme.
· Available resources in the community are used to support the Early Childhood Development programme.
· Good quality services and the rights of children and families are advocated through working with families, the community and other practitioners.
Evidence of integration may be presented by learners when being assessed against the unit standards-thus there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each unit standard and then further assessment for integration at Exit Level Outcome level. Well designed assessments, including formative and summative, should make it possible to gain evidence against each unit standard while at the same time gaining evidence of integration at Exit Level Outcome level.
For the purposes of integration, assessment should be guided by the following relationships between each Exit Level Outcome and the Associated Unit Standards.
Unit Standards linked to Exit Level Outcome 3: Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development:
· Prepare Early Childhood Development programmes with support.
· Design activities to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
Unit standards linked to Exit Level Outcome 4: Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children:
· Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children.
· Observe and report on child development.
Unit standards linked to Exit Level Outcome 5: Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children:
· Provide care for babies, toddlers and young children.
A candidate must demonstrate competence in the required unit standards, according to the rules of combination.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate the ability to engage in a supportive function in an integrative way, as described in the exit level outcomes, dealing with divergent and “random” demands effectively.
On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate
This course is accredited with Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)