National N Diploma Educare


  • N4-N6
  • Full Time
  • Two Years


The Educare qualification is designed for learners who enjoy working with children and making a positive impact on their lives. This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge to facilitate the all-round development of children in a culture-sensitive environment. Key components of the course include Daycare Personnel Development, Child Health, Educare Didactics, Educational Psychology, Daycare Management, Daycare Communication and Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Join this rewarding career and help nurture the future generation of South Africa.

Admission Requirements
  • National Senior Certificate/Grade 12
  • N3 Certificate/NCV
  • Level 4 Certificate/ABET Level 4 certificate

Career Fields

Day Care
Early Childhood Development establishments
Au Pair
Online Teacher
Certification and Examination Authority

Learners will receive the following at each level:

  • National Certificate N4, N5, N6
  • National N Diploma in Educare on completion of N4-N6 and 18-months’ of in-service training

The National N Diploma includes two (2) years of theory and 18-months of in-service training.

All examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The National N Diploma is issued by the DHET.

Study Materials

All textbooks at BTC are free. Simply enquire on registration for more details.


Enquire at any of our campuses for a current programme pricelist.

National N4 Certificate: 1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Day Care Personnel Development, Education, Child Health, Intro Marketing
National N4 Certificate: 1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical, Marketing Management, Day Care Communication, Educational Psychology
N4, N5
National N5 Certificate: 2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects
Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Introduction: Computer Practice, Educare Didactics – Theory & Practical, Day Care Communication
N4, N5, N6
National N6 Certificate: 2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Entrepreneurship & Business Management, Educare Didactics – Theory & Practical, Day Care Management, Educational Psychology
Further Studies

On successful completion, you will receive a National N Diploma in Educare and may progress to a University of Technology.