Accredited training

Ntataise training programmes have been designed to meet the needs of practitioners who had a limited education, often a poor knowledge of early childhood development and in most cases are already working in community and home-based pre-school facilities. Training programmes provide in-service training with short periods of intensive lectures that are interspersed with on-site, hands-on support and mentoring. This strategy of ongoing, in-situ training in the practitioners' home language and supported with regular mentoring, has been pivotal to the success of the Ntataise training model. 

The Ntataise Accredited Training Programmes

  • Ntataise Free State offers a full ECD qualification at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The duration of the training is 18 months to complete a full level 4 certificate in ECD. The training programme consists of the ECD core unit standards, electives and fundamentals and includes courses, workshops, on-site support and assessment visits.

  • The Ntataise skills programmes were specifically developed for pre-school practitioners who do not qualify for level four training. These skills programmes are accredited and may be used towards achieving a full Level 4 qualification, while addressing critical and scarce skills within the ECD sector. The five one-week programmes focus on cognitive and physical development needs of young children.

“Ntataise training has changed my life in many ways. I have learned about children’s development and developmental needs. I can now observe children’s development and identify their needs. I can select and plan activities to meet children’s developmental needs; I can also create a learning environment with a provision of improvised toys from waste materials. I have learned to communicate with parents and other adults. I have also learned basic mathematical concepts and improved my communication skills through English communication literacy. I am encouraged to study further for my career in the future.”

Patricia Ponatshego of Morongwa – Thuto E.L.C


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