Early Childhood Development (ECD) Level 4Learnership

About applying for an early childhood development (ECD) programme certificate

Do you run an early childhood development (ECD) facility and want to provide learning and
support appropriate to developing the age, stage and needs of children you take care of,
including children with a disability, chronic illness and other special needs?
You can apply for an ECD programme certificate at your nearest Department of Social
Development or municipal office.
Your application may be granted for a period of not more than five years.
For your application to be considered, your ECD programme must:
provide appropriate development opportunities
be aimed at helping children realise their full potential
care for children in a constructive manner and provide support and security
ensure the development of positive social behaviour
respect and nurture the culture, spirit, dignity, individuality and language of each child
meet the emotional, cognitive, sensory, spiritual, moral, physical, social and
communication development needs of each child
You must:
be fit and proper
have an appropriate ECD qualification, skills and training
have worked in the early childhood development field for a minimum of three years.
Please note: To qualify for the funding of ECD programmes, you must comply with the
prescribed national norms and standards. Funding is prioritised in communities where families
lack the means of providing proper shelter, food and other basic necessities of life to their

This is an application form for an 18-month learnership at an ECD centre in the wider Cape
Town area. The programme will run from 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2025.
Students will receive a SETA-accredited Early Childhood Level 4 Qualification at the end of the
18 months.
Please take note of the following criteria.
Applicants must:
– be a South African citizen between 18 and 28 years.
– hold a grade 11 or 12 pass.
– be unemployed.
– have a valid South African ID document.
– reside in the Cape Town area.
– have a clean criminal record.
– experience working or volunteering at an ECD centre (beneficial but not required).
– commit to an 18-month ECD learnership contract.
Kindly apply ONLY if you meet ALL the above criteria.
Applications close STRICTLY by 1 pm on Friday, 2 February 2024. Please consider your
application unsuccessful if you have not heard from ORT SA CAPE by 15 February 2024.
Submit any queries to ecd@ortsacape.org.za.



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