Early Childhood Development


In today's demanding world, educating and raising a child is a real challenge!! Enrol at the ECD Campus for Early Childhood Development Practitioner Training and ensure that you are well equipped for parenting and the job market. Upgrade you current ECD qualification.

The ECD Campus is one of the first training centres to offer Early Childhood Development Practitioners training courses registered with SAQA. Learners obtaining our qualifications will be equipped with the best relevant skills to teach children from birth to Grade R (reception year)

Full time courses, In-Service training programmes for unqualified or under qualified pre-primary school teachers learners will acquire recognised SAQA qualifications up to Diploma level.

Entry Requirements: Grade 12 or Educare

Why choose Campus of Tshwane South College?

  • Courses are accredited Nationally, by SAQA, ETDP SETA.
  • Outcomes-based approach with focus on skills training.
  • Courses comply with the principles of the new school curriculum.
  • Competent, dedicated and professionally qualified trainers and assessors
  • Learn in a friendly, supportive environment.
  • Enhance communication, job and life skills.
  • Affordable fees / easy payments.
  • A choice between full-time or in service training.

The following courses provide specialised training and personality development of practitioners for the efficient caring and education of the young child (0-6 years), based on the new curriculum.

Certificate and diploma Courses:

  • Enrolment in January

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner Courses:

Level 4 FET Certificate: Early Childhood Development
Credits: Minimum 120
Duration: Minimum 12 months (1 year)

Level 5 FET: National Diploma
Credits: Minimum 240
Duration: Minimum 24 months (2 years)

Attend contact classes 3 days (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) a week. Do practical training (Tuesdays & Thursdays) at approved pre-school centres and Grade R classes at Primary Schools. Work in groups, sharing knowledge and skills. Use our IT centre to do research on ECD related topics. Learn to apply CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) in the pre-school and Grade R Trainers will visit you frequently at your workplace for assessment.

Many opportunities for employment at nusery schools exist.

For more information

Enquiries: ECD Department

Paula Pretorius
Tel (012) 321 0897
Fax: (012) 328 6769
Campus: Cnr Kgosi Mampuru (formerly Potgieter Street) & Johannes Ramokhoase (formerly Proes Street), Pretoria

85 Francis Baard (Schoeman Str.)
PO Box 151

Tel: 012 401 5000 - General Enquiries

E-mail: info@tsc.edu.za

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