The Higher Certificate is designed to provide access to higher education for many experienced and skilled ECD practitioners and trainers who do not have recognised qualifications. The purpose of this qualification is to:
This qualification provides an opportunity for:
The Level 5 ECD qualification is comparable with the following qualification:
• Associate degree (2 years) in Early Childhood Education/Child Development in the USA (Level 2 qualification)
• No detailed comparison has been undertaken as yet. Outcomes-based standards have apparently been developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Washington, DC.
• When planning on immigrating, YOU need to contact the new country’s Department of Education to see if they will accept your qualification – as it differs from country to country.
In order to achieve the exit outcomes of this qualification, learners need the following knowledge and skills equivalent to NQF Level 4: