This programme is intended to develop educators who are able to support and promote early learning and development for babies, toddlers and young children up to and including four years of age. By enrolling for the HCert (ECCE) participants can gain an entry level qualification that will afford them recognition as an early childhood development (ECD) educator. Furthermore, graduates who successfully complete the HCert (ECCE), and who want to become professionally qualified, can then enrol for a Diploma (Dip) in ECCE or a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in ECCE.
School leavers who want to enter the field of ECD, caregivers and/or au pairs.
On achieving this qualification, a learner will be able to:
SAQA number 112139,
NQF Level 5, 120 Credits.
This is an online course with practical learning taking place at an approved ECCE centre over a period of 8 weeks.
Students need to complete the following modules:
To enrol for this programme, potential students must possess:
A variety of formative assessments are included with six summative assessments.
The successful candidate will be awarded with a Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (NQF Level 5).
Applicants will follow these easy steps on their path to enrolment, please contact us for the relevant forms:
Step 1: Apply for enrolment
You will be required to complete and submit and application form for enrolment, together with supporting documents, please note there is a non-refundable R 300.00 application fee. Please note that by signing the Application Form and submitting the supporting documents you indicate that you understand that, should your qualification(s) be found to be misrepresented or from a degree mill, then your name will be included in the Register of Misrepresented Qualifications and Providers operating outside of the South African NQF (RMQP). You will also not receive the qualification.
The following supporting documents need to be submitted:
Once you have submitted your application, along with all supporting documentation, you will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the outcome of your application.
Step 2: Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Accumulation & Transfer (CAT)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants aiming to enter the FPD proposed programme may already be working in a management context and/or have gained knowledge as a result of learning in the workplace and in other settings. If this applies to you, you can apply for RPL by providing testimonials/reference letter from previous or current employers. The testimonials/reference letter must include the number of years worked and your responsibilities/duties.
Credit Accumulation & Transfer (CAT)
Students who have previously successfully completed relevant modules, courses or programmes at FPD or another institution and who wish to have such modules, courses or programmes recognised by FPD should apply for CAT.
The following supporting documentation is required to be submitted:
You will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the outcome of the CAT.
Step 3: Registration and Payment
Successful applicants will also receive an invoice from FPD, in order to make payment. A 10% non-refundable registration fee is required upfront. As a student you have the option of paying the remainder of the fees at the start of each quarter or alternatively you may also pay for the entire qualification in advance.
Once proof of payment has been received, you will receive an acknowledgement letter with a link for you to register on the FPD Student Portal.
FPD School of Education
Tel: 087 821 1109