Botho University Certificate level 4 in child care

By | April 27, 2019

Botho University Certificate level 4 in child care

Certificate level 4 in child care

Mode of Study


This course aims at equipping participants with professional knowledge and skills to enable them care for children and give them a better start to life. Graduate of this programme shall work with children from birth through age 6 in the day care centres and at home. The learner will learn how to create a nurturing, safe environment where every child thrives. They will study how children develop and plan age-appropriate activities that foster their development. It will thus develop capacity in child care at home, day care centres, pre-school, or primary school level.

Career opportunities:

  • Child Minder(Day Care Centre)
  • Nanny (at home)
  • Administrator (Day Care Centre)
  • Work with NGOs handling children

Programme details:The programme consists of 9 core (required) modules. The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • D4-ESE-15:English Skills for Employability (20)
  • D4-ICC-15:Introduction to Child Care (10)
  • D4-BCN-17:Basic Computing and Numeracy Skills (10)
  • D4-GCH-15:Guiding Children (10)
  • D4-CGD-15:Children’s’ Growth and Development (20)
  • D4-DSF-16:Child Safety (10)
  • D4-CCP-16:Child Care Professional (20)
  • D4-ENT-15:Entrepreneurship (20)
  • D4-PPR-15:Professional Practice (Internship)(60)

Recommended full-time study path: 1 ½ Years:

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 D4-ESE-15: English Skills for Employability 20
D4-ICC-15:Introduction to Child Care 10
D4-BCN-17:Basic Computing and Numeracy Skills 10
D4-CGD-15:Children’s Growth and Development 20
Sem 2 D4-GCH-15:Guiding Children 10
D4-CSF-16:Child Safety 10
D4-CCP-16:Child Care Professional 20
D4-ENT-15:Entrepreneurship 20
Year 2 Sem 3 D4-PPR-15:Professional Practice (Internship) 60

Admission Criteria:

Applicants should be:Junior Secondary school leaving certificate such as JCE or equivalent. Mature Age entry criteria: Candidates above 25 years with at least 5 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years must be at Level 3 equivalent may be considered under mature entry criteria.

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