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National Certificate:
N5 Educare (SAQA ID 66971)

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

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You have already completed the N4-level course.
  • You want to continue working towards a career as a playschool teacher, day care centre administrator, day care centre manager, or assistant Grade R teacher.
  • You want to start up your own ECD centre.
  • You plan on furthering your education at university-level in future.

Please note that the N4 – N6 Educare courses include both a theoretical and a practical component. To complete the practical component, you will be required to spend a certain number of hours at an ECD facility (such as a crèche), and to present a certain number of lessons (under supervision of a qualified teacher, childcare worker, or ECD practitioner).


Course code:


Accreditation status:

  • N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • SAQA ID: 66971
  • 60 Credits
Course duration:

12 months

Entry requirements:

N4 Educare

Subjects covered:
  • Educare Didactics N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Day Care Communication N5
Assessment and award:

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 – 4 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: 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.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

While you are busy with your course, or after you have completed your studies, you can sign up for the DHET’s free placement service – https://webapps.dhet.gov.za/iWIL – so that your profile can be matched with a suitable employer offering opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Workplace Based Learning (WBL) in your field of study.


R 15 400.00

Registration Fee:

R 700.00

Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

R 14 700.00

Monthly Installments:

R 750.00 X 19.6 months

Please note that the registration fee shown applies to South African students only. Foreign students are required to pay a non-refundable R2400 deposit instead of a registration fee.

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"I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to study in your institution. I am really happy that today I’m a qualified nanny just because you helped me fulfill my dreams by doing this course. I have completed my course and received my certificates because of Oxbridge Accademy and your support throughout the year. I can kindly recommend your institution to my friends and family to fulfill their wishes and dreams."
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