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Name of the Organization : University of South Africa
Type of Facility : Programme For Practitioners in Early Childhood Development
Head Office : Unisa
Website : http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission

UNISA Practitioners in Early Childhood Development

Aim of the programme :
** The purpose of this certificate programme is to train educators in Early Childhood Development, keeping National Curriculum Statement in mind, in order to equip them to be educators who are able to

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** Teach in the Early Childhood Development Sector
** Facilitate active learning in Early Childhood Development
** To manage the learning programmes in Early Childhood Development courses
** To facilitate healthy development in Early Childhood Development

Target group

** Teachers working in the ECD field with only practical experience; with nor or inadequate training.
** Teachers planning a career change or who have an interest in ECD (ages 3-6 years).
** Students who are interested to start a career in ECD.

** Au Pairs, Nannies, Daycare mothers and parents who would like to learn more about child development, -teaching and -daycare.
** Persons who are interested in starting a Daycare Centrum.

** Students who do not yet meet the criteria to register for the National Certificate in Teaching Reception Year.
** After completing the ECD certificate, they will qualify to register for the Reception Year Teaching.
** It is possible to register for both certificates at the same time.

Admission requirements

** National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
Language medium : The course is presented in English although students may do their assignments or answer the examination questions in Afrikaans.
Duration : 1 (One) year.
Number of modules : 4 (Four)

Course content :
Module 1 (PECD01-4) :
Theme 1 : Orientation to teaching the young child,Teaching in ECD: Outcomes and teaching approach.
Theme 2 : The creative Arts Programme
Theme 3 : Language and Literacy

Module 2 (PECD025) :
Theme 4 : Movement for young children and music in the Early Years
Theme 5 : Numeracy and the young Child
Theme 6 : Life Skills and Exploring Science

Module 3 (PECD03-6) :
Theme 7 : Planning for Health and Safety
Theme 8 : Management Issues
Theme 9 : Assessment and reporting Identifying and accommodating children with Learning and Development Barriers

Module 4 (PECD04-8) : Practical Teaching
Theme 10 : Practical teaching (Workbook). Three weeks practical teaching at an ECD centre under supervision of a qualified teacher.

Nature of Examinations

** Assessment is based on assignments and a written examination in each of the three modules .
** A three week practical period is necessary to complete a practical workbook.

Workshop :
** Two-day workshop at the Unisa Main Campus, Pretoria.

Full course fee :
** R6 000-00 (an additional fee per module to be paid by students living outside the borders of South Africa)
** Fees for groups, depending on extra services required may be different

Contact person :
Project Leader : Dr S Krog
E-mail : krogs AT unisa.ac.za

Registration Enquiries : (012) 429-4817/ 4627/ 4789/ 4511
Fax : (012) 429-4800 / 086 525 7705
E-mail : ctdregistration AT unisa.ac.za
E-mail : ctcetenquiries AT unisa.ac.za

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  1. Fidelia N

    hi want to know if this programme counts for a formal qualification like a diploma or certificate?

  2. Mthunzi Maseti

    When can one register for the Programme and how much is the registration?

    1. Admin

      Undergraduate qualifications: higher certificates, diplomas & degrees, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) & BTech degrees:
      14 August – 29 September 2017

      Honours and postgraduate diplomas & master’s and doctoral degrees:
      11 September – 13 November 2017

  3. Anonymous

    What are the requirements to get admitted in University of South Africa?

    1. Admin

      Admission requirements :
      ** National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.

      Information as provided in the official website of University of South Africa.

  4. Christine

    I am currently working as a teacher assistant at a nursery school. I would like to study a programme for practitioners in ECD at Unisa. My qualifications are equivalent to NQF 3. What must I do?

  5. Sylvia Keobetseng

    I want to study at Unisa ECD. I want to know what I must do.

  6. Victoria

    I want to study at UNISA ECD. I want to know what I must do.

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