Damelin Educare

Damelin Educare

Damelin Educare,

National N Diploma: Educare*

Full-Time I Course Type: National Qualification

Take your nurturing nature and shape young minds through education with a National N Diploma in Educare

Why this course is perfect for you?

Do you have a passion for children’s education and psychology? Would you find it fulfilling to contribute to child care and development? If so, then a National Diploma in Educare may be a suitable career for you.
Educare is a specialised early learning programme which focuses on preparing a young child for school. As a professional within this discipline you would have the privilege of playing a significant role in the formative years of a child’s life. With a core concentration on the first five years, you will be responsible for the development of the whole child. This includes physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and culturally. You will learn all round development which will provide you with the knowledge to identify signs and symptoms of child illnesses, learn the methodology of planning and presenting lessons, how to make equipment for class, how to deal with staffing issues and how to organise budgets and finance related issues as required.
As a National N Diploma student in Educare, you will be equipped with both the theoretical and practical skills in subjects namely, day care communication, educational psychology, day care management, Educare didactics: theory and practical, Child Health and Entrepreneurship and Business Management.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the National Diploma in Educare is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

  • Senior Certificate
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Relevant Nated Qualification

Time you will spend on the course

  •  Full Time: Minimum 2 Years
  •  Part Time: Minimum 3 Years
  •  In-Service Training 18 Month

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
Educare N4

  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Child Health N4
  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N4

Educare N5

  • Day Care Communication N5
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

Educare N6

  • Day Care Communication N6
  • Educational Psychology N6
  • Day Care Management N6
  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N6

Materials to stay ahead

Careers you’d be great at

  • Day Care Manager
  • Child Care Teacher Assistant
  • Pre-School Teacher
  • Au Pair
  • Entrepreneur

The strength in your qualification

Certificates and Diplomas are conferred by the Department of Higher Education and Training. All qualifications are nationally recognised by industry and universities.
Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a National Certificate at each Level N4, N5, N6 and a National N Diploma in Educare (on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training).

Take your education to the next degree

Please enquire at the nearest Damelin campus for the prospectus containing post-certificate studies.


National Certificate: N4-N6 Educare

Course fee

Price: R18,100.00
Please Note:
The special Payment in Full Web Price listed above is only valid if you complete the enrolment form on the Damelin Correspondence website and choose one of the Payment in Full options available to you.
Your Payment in Full options are:

  • Credit Card (you can use your budget facility)
  • Internet Banking Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Direct Deposit (at any FNB Bank Branch)
  • Cheque, Postal Order (delivered or posted to one of our branches) or Cash (paid at one of our branches)

The Payment Plan option on our website does not qualify you for our special Web Only Prices.

Course Introduction

This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area. The design of the part qualification is such that, if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.The part qualification as a single entity has value in the workplace as it equips learners with vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be productively employed at entry-level positions in an occupation. The part qualification can be used for updating, upskilling and/or continuing education and training in related occupations.

Course Contents

  • Day Care Personnel Development N4
  • Educare Didactics: Theory & Practical N4
  • Education N4
  • Child Health N4


SAQA ID: 66883
NQF: 5
Credits: 60

Programme Type

The National Certificate: N4 Educare is delivered under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete each National Certificate Level within 8 to 12 months.

Entrance Requirements

A Senior Certificate or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) Educare, or a National Senior Certificate: Educare, or an equivalent qualification.


Upon successful completion of your required exams for each subject, you will be awarded your National Certificate: N4 Educare from the Department of Higher Education and Training.


The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is the examining body for these courses. At the conclusion of your studies, you will have to write an external examination set by DHET. You will only be able to register to write the external examination if you pass your formative assessment component by the registration cut-off date(s) that the College will communicate to you. The College will use the formative assessment component to generate a term mark for each of your subjects.