National N Diploma: Edu-care N4-N6

Qualification: NatNDipEdu (DHET)
QCTO NATED/16/0207 DHET NO.: 0599992549 SAQA ID: [N4-66883] [N5-66971] [N6-67007]



What is Edu-care?

Edu-care is a specialized early learning qualification which focuses on preparing a young child for school. As you prepare for a career in this field, the end-goal is that you will eventually play a significant role in the formative years of a child’s life. You will be responsible for the development of the child, physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and culturally. Entrance


  • Grade 12
  • or Level 4 National Certificate (NQF) or an NC(V) Level 4 certificate

Course Duration

18 months


Upon successful completion of the N4+N5+N6 National N Diploma and the relevant 18 months practical workplace learning, the learner will be awarded the National N Diploma Level 6 from the Department of Higher Education.

Career Pathway

  • Edu-care practitioner
  • Play group practitioner
  • Manage an ECD site
  • Starting and managing you own ECD site
  • Au pair
  • Day Care Manager
  • Child Care Teacher Assistant