FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why must I do the Basic Child Care Course?

This course is a foundation course. It is also a skills development programme and covers the unit standards towards a National Certificate in ECD.
The course covers development, problems and solutions in children 0-12 years old. First Aid is also covered in this module.
A person with lots of child care experience can apply for an RPL (recognised prior learning) process. The learners have to complete a Portfolio of Evidence to prove they can do all the work required.
 
What is the difference between full and part time studies ?

The only difference between the two is the cost and length of study time. The full time course is run from Monday to Friday, where as the part time course is once a week. Lectures and assignments are exactly the same.
 
Can I just do the Grade 0 course?

To start the Grade 0 course NQF Level 6 through Lyceum the learner must have a level 4 qualification in child care. It is important to have the background so that you can constructively build on exciting knowledge and developmental norms.
 
What can I do with the Basic Child Care qualification?

You can work as:
A professional nanny / au- pair.
An educator in a 0-3 year old group
As an au-pair extraordinaire or mothers help overseas
It is also half way to a full qualification in Early Childhood Development.
 
Do I have to attend all lectures?

The Professional Child Care College has an 80% attendance policy. If you do not attend 80% of lectures you cannot write exams.
 
What are the entrance requirements?

For the crèche assistant course you need to understand English. To do the basic course you need a Grade 12 (Matric), or you can write an entrance exam
 

 


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