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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.

This qualification is aimed at school leavers who want to enter the field of ECD, caregivers and/ or au pairs.

Admission Requirements

To enrol for this qualification, potential students must possess:

  • A matric certificate
  • Relevant NQF level 4 certificate.


This is an online (e-learning) course with practical learning taking place at an approved ECCE Centre over a period of 8 weeks.

Duration: 1 year as full-time or 2 years as part-time.

Certification: Successful candidate will be awarded with a Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (NQF level 5).


  • R 350-00 application free (If successful, the application fee contributes to your total course fee)
  • Course fee: R 20 500.00 


Registration now open!

Intake 1: Registrations close on 18 May 2022 for June 2022

Intake 2: Registrations close on 21 September 2022 for October 2022


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