National Certificate: N4 Educare - Oxbridge Academy

National Certificate: N4 Educare

This course equips you with basic skills in childcare, and prepares you for further study in the field of early childhood education.

Course code:
Accreditation status:
N4 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
Click here to view the course fee. Please note: The course fee includes examination fees.
Entry requirements:
Matric or Bridging Certificate
Subjects covered:
  • Educare Didactics N4
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
Practical component:
Students are required to spend at least two consecutive weeks working in a child day care centre or ECD facility. During this time, they need to present at least 6 lessons.
Assessment and award:
Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N4 Educare from the DHET.
Additional information:
N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam-letter for information on writing the exams.

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