Invest in your

Early Childhood
Development Course

Get a nationally recognised certificate through the South African Department of Higher Education

Invest in your

Early childhood
development course

Get a nationally recognised certificate through the South African Department of Higher Education

Next Course Applications Close 31 July 2023

Invest in

your future

With our ECD courses you can:

  • If you want to work towards a career as a playschool teacher, day care center administrator, day care center manager, aupair or assistant Grade R teacher.
  • Start up your own ECD center (we are here to support you and to get started with business support).
  • Become part of our Alumni of support.
  • Get noticed on our Recruitment Portal (Coming soon)

Why choose

our course?

  • We are the only institute offering accredited NQF level 4 and 5 courses online.
  • Our courses are part-time and flexible.
  • You work directly with our expert educators if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • Course fees are affordable and paid on a monthly basis (except for once-off application and registration fees).
  • Once you have completed your course we will assist you to find work by listing you on our recruitment site.

Early Childhood Development Courses

National Qualifications NQF 4 and 5 - Online Courses

Brain Jar Skills Development’s ECD NQF training courses are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are recognised by the South African National department of higher education.

Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in the Early Childhood Development environment, and are a good choice if you want to work in a daycare centre or preschool, work as an au pair, or start up your own childcare centre.

Occupational Certificate ECD NQF Level 4

Early Childhood Development Practitioner

  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 97542
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Requirements: Grade 11

National Diploma ECD NQF Level 5

Early Childhood Development Practitioner

  • Accredited by: ETDP SETA
  • SAQA ID: 64650
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Requirements: Matric or introductory certificate
  • Learners/educators who have a Level 4 qualification in ECD to further their career and professional development in ECD by providingaccess to a Level 6 qualification


Become a Brain Jar Skills Development Graduate and join our community of expert educators and daycare teachers. Our community offers support and updated information to enhance your career.

Best decision I ever made by choosing Brain-Jar, they are the best

Ms Zondi

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