Educare Courses

Have you ever wanted to change the future? Do you enjoy shaping young minds? If so, Educare is the course for you. Working with children in the early stages of their life can be a very rewarding job and there is a high demand from Preschool and Grade R teachers in South Africa.

We Offer the Following Accredited Educare Courses:

Educare N4

If you have a passion for the development of children and helping them grow then this is the best course for you. You will learn how to take care of children under the age of 5 as well as how to teach them and help them to learn.

Educare N5

In this course, you will learn about Educational Psychology and Daycare Communication. This will help you to understand the thoughts and emotions of    young children and how to communicate with them and their parents.

Educare N6

This course fully prepares you to help with the development of children’s social, language, and movement skills. You will help to shape the minds, attitudes, thoughts and behaviors of the future leaders of our world.

More Related Courses

Child Day Care Courses (Provider Programmes)

Short Course Certificate in Child Day Care

This 4-month short course consists primarily of two subjects. Teaching you all the basics of working at a day care.

Proficiency Certificate in Child Day Care

This standard course in this field of study. It is an 8-month course that covers all the necessities of working in the Child Day Care field.

Comprehensive Certificate in Child Day Care

This covers all standard subjects as well as a few extra. It is a 12-month course and only needs Grade 10 as entrance criteria.

Child Psychology Courses (Provider Programmes)

Short Course Certificate in Child Psychology

This is a 4-month short course, covering all the primary subjects of Child Psychology.

Proficiency Certificate in Child Psychology

This is an 8-month course that covers all the necessities of working as a Child Psychologist.

Comprehensive Certificate in Child Psychology

The course covers all standard subjects, but has more in-depth modules than the Proficiency course.

Creche Management (Provider Programmes)

Short Course Certificate in Crèche Management

This course is for someone that would like to manage a crèche. It is a short 4-month course that covers all the necessary subjects of Crèche Management.

Proficiency Certificate in Crèche Management

This 8-month course covers all the necessities in managing a crèche. It is a standard course in this field of study.

Comprehensive Certificate in Crèche Management

The course covers all standard subjects and a few extra. There are more in-depth subjects than the Proficiency course.

First Aid Concepts (Provider Programmes)

Proficiency Certificate in First Aid Concepts

An excellent course for any individual to have behind their names. This skill can help you in any various work environments and push you above the rest.


How do I Become a Preschool Teacher?

Some people are naturally good with children. Even so, you will need to study if you want to become a preschool teacher. Every parent wants to know that their child is getting the best possible care when someone else is looking after them. We’ve all heard tales of daycare staff not having the right qualifications and then bad things happen. To avoid this, an Educare qualification is the way to go.


What is Educare?

Educare is a special part of education that will teach you all you need to know about teaching children before they start school. The tools you will learn will enable you to have a huge impact on a child’s development during their early years. These tools include:

  • language skills
  • numeracy
  • first aid and
  • what to do in an emergency.

There are many companies and places in South Africa where you can do Educare courses, classes, certificates, diplomas, or degrees. Another option is specialising in Special Education which will equip you with the tools to teach children who have special needs due to mental or physical disabilities.


I Can’t Afford the Time or Money to study at a University. Can I Still Study?

Luckily there are many companies that offer distance learning courses in Educare. One of these companies is Skills Academy. Studying through distance learning means that you are in charge of your own studies. That means you study where, when and how you want. It can be difficult to study while you work but with distance learning, it is much easier. It is also much cheaper than studying at a university.


How Much Can I Earn?

Due to the fact that there are so many different Educare jobs, the salaries are also different.

PayScale states that the average yearly salary for a preschool teacher is about R85 000 while a preschool teacher who does special education can earn about R119 000 per year.

Note these numbers are correct at the time of writing.

How Much Will it Cost to Study Educare?

The cost of studying depends on where you study. Skills Academy allows you to do the N4, N5, and N6 certificates and as mentioned before, studying through distance learning is cheaper than going through a university. Doing all three of these courses and 18 months of practical work will earn you the National Diploma in Educare

Would you Like to Study Educare?

Here’s how you can start studying with us today.

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Last Updated: August 19, 2019

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