N5 Educare: National Certificate

Play your part in helping with the development of our precious kiddies by studying the N5 Educare Certificate. The N5 Educare Certificate is the second course in our Educare Programme. It is the second of three courses, that when combined with 18 months of practical experience will give you a fully accredited National Diploma. Learn about really important and interesting subjects such as Daycare Communication, and Educational Psychology.

Course Information:


National Certificate: N5 Educare

Accredited by:

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


There are three open book assignments that can be completed at home, as well as a final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Registration Period:
February – May/June exam
August – October/November exam

NOTE: You will have to pay an extra exam fee to write this exam. DHET exams are external exams and external fees are not included in your course fees. 

Award Type:

National N Certificate

Award issued by:

DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 05

Course Duration:

12 Months

Entrance Criteria:

National Certificate: N4 Educare


Educare N4
  • Educare Didactics N4 (Suitable workplace experience will take place)
  • Child Health N4
  • Education N4
  • Day Care Personnel Development N4

Educare N5

  • Educare Didactics N5 (Suitable workplace experience will take place)
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship N5
  • Educational Psychology N5
  • Daycare Communication N5


Your well deserved qualification will be the National Certificate: N5 Educare. It is issued to you by the Department of Higher Education (DHET).

Career Paths In Educare 

  • Child Care Administration
  • Au Pairing
  • Teaching Assistance
  • Day Care Centre Management

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

The practical work experience which you need is known by the DHET as Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The DHET has a free service which takes your profile and links it to employers who offer WIL.   

How can I get Started?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying.


  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Text us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892
Last updated: November 15, 2018
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