Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

The N6 Educare course is the last level of the Educare qualification. You will receive your Diploma after completing your practical component of the course.

Course Summary

Award type:
National N Certificate
Accredited by:
DHET, QCTO
Duration:
12 Months
Entrance Requirement:
Be able to study through distance learning, Be at least 16 years or older, Must have a Matric Certificate (Amended Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate), Must have completed the: Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate AND Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate, Write and understand English

The Educare NATED N6 National Certificate is the third qualification in the Educare NATED Programme at Matric College. This qualification equips you with knowledge and skills that prepare you for the work environment.

The NATED Programme at Matric College is offered in partnership with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

Matric College

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate Subjects

These are all compulsory subjects:

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

Career Opportunities

  • Au pair
  • Babysitter 
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Day Care Manager
  • Early Childhood Development Teacher
  • Educare Teacher

What Will I Learn?

  • Theoretical knowledge 
    • Knowledge of Educare concepts 
    • Knowledge of Educare theories 
  • Practical knowledge 
    • Skills that will get you work-ready 
  • Day Care Management N6
  • Day Care Communication N6
  • Educare Didactics: Theory and Practical N6
  • Educational Psychology N6

This is what you will learn in the subjects: 

  • How to manage a Day Care Centre 
  • How to communicate with kids and the staff 
  • How to educate and care for children 
  • How to analyse the thoughts, feelings, and speech of a child
How NATED Courses Work

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate Assessments

The Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate consists of assignments and exams. You must pass these assessments to complete the Certificate course.

Assignments

There are three (3) open book assignments that you must complete. You can use the study material that we provide to you to complete the assignments. You must receive a mark of 50% or higher to pass your assignments. 

Exams

The exams are set by the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are two exam opportunities for the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate course. You can write your exams in May/June or in October/November. If you fail or miss the May/June exam, you can rewrite it in the October/November exam.

NATED Educare is a course that equips you with skills and knowledge to educate and care for children 0 to 5 years old. This course is designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training to equip you with theoretical and practical knowledge that prepares you for the workplace. Employers are looking for these components for the following reasons: 

  • Practical knowledge 
  • Theoretical knowledge 

Practical knowledge 

When you have practical knowledge, you can advance your skills in the work environment easily. Practical knowledge gives you a better chance to be employed because employers know you can perform the work. 

Theoretical knowledge 

Employers are looking for candidates with knowledge because this shows you will be able to learn the work fast. This increases your chances of employment as you have knowledge that you can apply and advance in your workspace.

N6 Educare can refer to the following qualifications: 

  • Educare NATED N6 National Certificate 

Educare NATED N6 National Diploma

No, you cannot do the NATED Educare course without Matric. You need a Matric Certificate to study the NATED Educare Programme.

No, you cannot become a Teacher with an Educare NATED N6 National Certificate. You need a Degree in Teaching to become a Teacher in one of the following phases: 

  • Foundation phase – Grade R to 3
  • Intermediate phase – Grade 4 to 6
  • Senior phase – Grade 7 to 9
  • Further Education and Training phase – Grade 10 to 12

However, you can use the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate to work as a Preschool Assistant Teacher.

No, you cannot teach Grade R with the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate. You need a Degree in Foundation Phase Teaching to teach Grade R.

No, you cannot teach Grade 3 with the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate. You must have a Degree in Foundation Phase Teaching to teach Grade 3.

This is what happens when you have completed the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate: 

  • We will send your final results to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
  • Once the DHET has approved your results they will send us your Educare NATED N6 National Certificate
  • We will award you with your Educare NATED N6 National Certificate

You can use the NATED Educare N6 Qualification to do the following: 

  • Look for employment 
  • Study further 

Look For Employment 

You can use the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate to look for employment. This qualification will increase your chances of employment because: 

  • It is recognised nationally 
  • It is designed by the DHET 
  • It is accredited by the DHET and the QCTO 
  • It trains you for the workplace (skills-based) 

Study Further 

You can use this qualification to do the Educare NATED N6 National Diploma with us. Once you have completed the N6 Diploma, you will be done with the Educare NATED Programme. 

OR 

You can further your studies with us and choose a different course.

Your Next Step Is To Get Your Educare NATED N6 National Diploma

Once you have completed the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate, you can complete the Educare NATED N6 National Diploma.

Why Choose To Study With Matric College?

You will study from home 

  • Studying from home also helps you study from an environment where you keep yourself and your loved ones safe from COVID-19 risks. 

Set your own study sessions

  • You study at the time that you find convenient. This helps you study and pass without feeling overwhelmed. 

Work while you study 

  • You can work while studying. You can balance the two because studying with us allows you to do it at your preferred pace. 

There are tutors to assist with your course assessments 

  • You do not have to feel challenged. Our tutors are available to assist with any questions you have. 

Facebook study groups for student interaction 

  • You can interact in our Facebook study groups to engage with other students. Studying is easy with other students. 

Gain a recognised qualification 

  • A recognised qualification will help you find work or further your studies easily.

Gain an accredited qualification 

  • An accredited qualification equips you with a quality education that is required by the South African NQF.

Educare deals with how children are educated and cared for. This is done by Educare professionals either at a Day Care Centre or from home.

Yes, the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate is a recognised qualification. All NATED courses are recognised nationally. This means you can use this qualification to further your studies or look for employment anywhere in South Africa. This qualification gives you a better chance to be accepted.

Yes, the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO). This means this certificate course offers quality education according to the standards set by the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

The Educare NATED N6 National Certificate is the qualification you are awarded once you have completed the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate course.

No, you cannot apply for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate. This is a Postgraduate Qualification that needs a Degree Qualification for you to apply.

No, you cannot apply to university with the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate. You need a Bachelor’s Degree Pass in Matric to apply to university.

NOTE: Your acceptance into a university depends on whether you meet not only its minimum requirements but also the course you would like to study.

R 72 672 yearly

The average salary of an Educare Teacher is R 6 056 per month in South Africa.

Source: talent.com

Application Process

Step 1:

Step 2: Finalise your registration 

You will receive your study material 5 – 7 working days after you have successfully been registered.

How Do I Study Educare NATED N6 National Certificate?

Step 1: Register for the Educare NATED Programme

Step 2: Before registering for the final exams, submit your three assignments for each NATED Certificate course subject

Step 3: Aim for 50% or higher on all your assignments

Step 4: Once you receive your assessment results and have qualified for the Educare NATED exam, register to take the exam.

Step 5: Write your exam in the first OR the second exam opportunity 

Step 6: On successful completion, receive your Certificate from Matric College

Where Can I Study Educare NATED N6 National Certificate?

You can study the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate at Matric College. We are a distance learning college. You will be studying this course from home. Although you study from home, we ensure that you have everything you need to study successfully. We have the following: 

  • We deliver your course study material in 5 to 7 days after registering 
  • There are tutors to assist with your course Mondays to Fridays, 08:00 am to 05:00 pm 
  • There are study groups to help you interact with other students 
  • We have Red Alert forms to assist with any urgent requests you have 

Our course experts are available to provide detailed information on your chosen course

When Can I Start Studying Educare NATED N6 National Certificate?

Once you have been registered successfully, you will receive your study material in 5 to 7 days. You can start studying once you have received your study material.

Frequently Asked Questions

NATED stands for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. 

The term Educare refers to the act of educating and caring for children.

You can use a National Certificate to look for work. These are skills-based qualifications and increase your chances of gaining employment.

The importance of a National Certificate is to provide you with a qualification that gets you work-ready by training you with skills and knowledge that are valued by employers.

The Educare NATED N6 National Certificate is not equivalent to other qualifications. Equivalent qualifications have the same learning outcomes. All National Qualifications are not equivalent to other qualifications because they have different learning outcomes from other qualifications. However, the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate is it is equivalent to NQF 5.

Yes, you graduate after completing the Educare NATED N6 National Certificate. We host graduation ceremonies for our students to celebrate their academic achievements.

Once the Department of Higher Education and Training has granted your Educare NATED N6 National Certificate, it is yours and valid forever.

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Author: Mulisa Nethononda 
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: February 24, 2022

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