National Certificate: N5 Educare (SAQA ID 66971)

This course builds on the knowledge and skills that you gained in the previous level, and prepares you for working in the childcare environment. It also equips you with some of the basic knowledge and skills that you need to work in the field of early childhood education.

Course code:
Accreditation status:
N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID: 66971

Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
Click here to view the course fee. Please note: The course fee includes examination fees.
Entry requirements:
Subjects covered:
  • Educare Didactics N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Day Care Communication N5
Practical component:
Students are required to spend at least three consecutive weeks working in a child day care centre or ECD facility. During this time, they need to present at least 6 lessons.
Assessment and award:
Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N5 Educare from the DHET.
Additional information:
N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam-letter for information on writing the exams.

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