National Certificate: N6 Educare (SAQA ID 67007)

This course builds on the knowledge and skills that you gained in the previous levels, and prepares you for a career in the field of early childhood education. Once you have completed this course, you can do 18 months of practical in-service training at a registered ECD facility in order to obtain your National Diploma in Educare.

Course code:
Accreditation status:
N6 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID: 67007

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 N6
  • Day Care Management N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Day Care Communication N6
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 practical lessons.
Assessment and award:
Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N6 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. After students have completed this course, and submitted proof that they have completed 18 months of practical in-service training at a registered ECD facility, they will be awarded a National N Diploma in Educare.

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