FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING CERTIFICATE L4: Early Childhood Development
In particular, recipients of this qualification will be able to:
- 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.
What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
- Minimum of 3 years experience in a playroom
- Older than 25
- Pass pre-assessment literacy test
How long will it take to complete the qualification?
- 18 months Full-time(4 Days in-service training + 1 day facilitaion)
Where can I study this course?
LEVEL 4 FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING CERTIFICATE: Early Childhood Development is only available at:
Mrs Annelie Carstens (Programme Manager)
(T) : (021) 100 3433
(E) : firstname.lastname@example.org
What will I be studying during this course?
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES (ELO’s) & ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (AAC)
- 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.
- The tools and concepts of mathematics are used effectively to facilitate planning and management of Early Childhood Development programmes and services.
- Applications of mathematics in personal and work-related contexts are consistent with the given mathematical processes and principles.
- A practical knowledge of how children learn and develop underpins the planning of a wide range of learning activities and resources to facilitate integrated learning and holistic development.
- 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
- Facilitation is carried out using a developmentally appropriate range of activities and resources, thus promoting integrated learning and holistic development.
- 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.
- Safety measures and routine practices for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment are implemented throughout the provision of Early Childhood Development services.
- 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
CAREER OPTIONS & GENERAL FAQ's
- Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner
- Educator of play group
- Au Pair
- Mentor Level 1 ECD students
- Early Childhood Development
- ECD community
- Private sector
- ECD sites