FET Certificate: Child and Youth Care Work NQF Level 4

FET Certificate: Child and Youth Care Work NQF Level 4

 Further Education & Training Certificate:
Child and Youth Care Work
NQF Level 4: ID 60209
Child and Youth Care Work
NQF Level 4 (Credits 165) – HWSETA Accredited
Duration
This is a one year qualification and can also be offered as skills programmes, modules or short courses.
Access to the qualification
No person with a record of child abuse; history of violent crimes; or substance abuse record should be considered for this qualification.
Purpose
This qualification will be useful for:

  • Auxiliary child and youth care workers.
  • Persons who work in related fields such as social workers, pastoral counsellors, where knowledge and skill of child and youth care work is an advantage.
Entry Requirements
Learners with a full matric pass with the following:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 in a Second South African Language.

Learners without matric will complete the bridging course consisting of the fundamentals.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to
  • Perform clearly defined tasks and activities which contribute to the holistic care and development of the young person.
  • Develop themselves purposefully, professionally and as a resources for child and youth care work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and work in ways that are consistent with the ethics of the field and workplace.
  • Demonstrate understanding of online and consultative supervision and their role in the provision of care and own personal development.
  • Describe and uphold the rights of young people and promote these in their practice.
  • Work under the supervision of an appointed supervisor and as a member of a team.
This qualification allows you to move horizontally towards:
  • ID 23993: Further Education & Training Certificate: Social Auxiliary Work, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 50041: Further Education & Training Certificate: Probation Work, NQF Level 4

 

This qualification allows you to move vertically towards:
  • ID 59236: National Diploma: Nursing, NQF Level 5.
  • ID 23994: Bachelor: Social Work, NQF Level 7.
  The qualification comprises of 5 programmes: 

Module 1: Fundamentals of child and youth care

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 254181 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamentals of child and youth care work. 3 10
Core 254180 Demonstrate knowledge of lifespan development theories for application in child and youth care work. 4 5
Core 254176 Promote and uphold the rights of children and youth. 3 4
Core 254179 Work as part of a team, under supervision, with children and youth at risk. 4 5
Fundamental 9016 Represent, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2- and 3 dimensional space in different contexts. 4 4
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues. 4 6
Total 34
Module 2: Basic communication skills
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 254185 Apply basic communication skills in interactions with children. 4 8
Core 254187 Demonstrate basic interpersonal skills with children and youth at risk, and their families. 4 12
Fundamental 119465 Write/ present/ sign texts for a range of communicative contexts. 3 5
Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/ signed communication. 3 5
Fundamental 119462 Engage in sustained oral/ signed communication and evaluate spoken /signed texts. 4 5
Total 35
Module 3: Support and caring skills
Core US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 254178 Demonstrate basic caring skills for children and youth at risk. 3 6
Core 254184 Apply behaviour management and support techniques in routine child and youth care context. 4 1
Fundamental 9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems. 4 6
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes. 3 5
Fundamental 119471 Use language and communication in occupational learning programme. 4 5
Total 23
 Module 4: Professional and personal competence
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 254183 Apply personal development strategies and skills to enhance effective service delivery in child and youth care work. 4 7
Core 254182 Demonstrate knowledge of activities within programming and implement activities in child and youth care work. 4 10
Core 254177 Observe, record and report in a child and youth care context. 4 5
Fundamental 119547 Interpret and use information from texts. 3 5
Fundamental 119469 Read/ view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts. 4 5
Total 32
Module 5: Developmental and therapeutic work
US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 254186 Participate in a developmental assessment. 4 8
Core 254175 Describe the use of relationships for developmental and therapeutic ends in child and youth care work. 4 8
Core 254174 Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental approach to therapeutic work with children and youth at risk. 3 5
Fundamental 119459 Write/ present/ sign for a wide range of contexts. 4 5
Elective 260597 Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations. 3 8
Total 34

 

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