Early Childhood Development - LV4

OC: Early Childhood Development Practitioner SAQA ID: 97542 | 131 Credits

Cresta Vaal College offers QCTO  accredited training for Early Childhood Development Practitioner at NQF L4. Our full-time Early Childhood Development Practitioner course lasts 12-months, with learners spending 70% of their time in the field practice.

It should be noted that the process of moderation, verification until certification can take up an additional six months.


A senior certificate with an introductory certificate: N3 – An appropriate National Certificate: N3 or, National Senior Certificate or, An equivalent qualification.

Course Details

This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge Modules, Practical Skill Modules and Work Experience Modules totalling 131 Credits:

Knowledge Modules: 43 Credits:

234201000-KM-01, Introduction to the early childhood development sector, at NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

234201000-KM-02, Theories and Perspectives of Child Development, at NQF Level 5, 6 Credits. 234201000-KM-03, Planning and Programme Development in early childhood settings, at NQF Level 4, 8 Credits.

 234201000-KM-04, Facilitation and mediation of active learning, at NQF Level 5, 12 Credits. 234201000-KM-05, Observation and assessment in early childhood development, at NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

234201000-KM-06, Promotion of health, safety and well-being of children, at NQF Level 4, 6 Credits. 234201000-KM-07, Administration for early childhood development services and programmes, at NQF Level 3, 3 Credits.





R 1500-00


R 1000-00


R 1000-00 x 11

Total Cost

R 13 500-00

Career Prospects

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare a broad-phase learning environment and stimulating activities that meet the holistic needs of all children in center-based or non-center-based settings.
  • Facilitate and mediate all aspects of the daily programme in a center-based or non-centre-based setting.
  • Observe, assess, and record each child’s progress according to the age and stage.
  • Compile a report of each child’s progress.
  • Maintain and promote the well-being, health, nutrition, safety, and protection of children.

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