The aim of the Certificate in Early Childhood Development (CECD) is to provide an opportunity and appropriate training for ECD students so that all children in Namibia at pre-school level have access to well-trained staff that offer suitable and appropriate services at ECD centres.

Course Code:(CECD)

Study Mode:Distance

• Improve knowledge and understanding of how to care for children in their developmental stages.
• Provide a safe nurturing and loving environment for the children.
• Use available resources constructively, creatively and effectively
• Ensure national uniformity of the programme followed at the ECD centres.
• Understand the significance of a child’s development.
• Develop a lively, questioning, appreciative and creative intellect in a child.
• Develop a positive self-esteem through social interaction, as well as self-confidence and understanding of the world a child lives in.
• Provide for the child’s individual needs and aptitudes.
• Promote and foster the highest moral and ethical values within a child.

Educarers in the Industry and members of the general public who meet the admission requirements and would like to pursue a career in this field.

• Grade 12 certificate (20 points in six modules)
• E symbol in English
• OR
• Grade 10 certificate (25 points in six modules)
• E symbol in English
• 3 years relevant working experience

• Two assignments per module.
• Assignments will contribute 50% towards the final mark.
• An admission mark of 50% through assignment marks is required to sit for the examination in each module.
• One 3-hour examination paper per subject (exam mark will contribute 50% towards the final mark).
• 1 practicum
• End of semester examinations.

This is a one-year distance education study programme and students are supported through contact sessions.

Registration fee is N$2690.00, which should be paid upon registration, the remaining amount should be settled by May 31. The once-off 690.00 data fee is charged with registation for 10G of data each month for the whole year

Registration fee is N$2000.00, which should be paid upon registration, The
remaining amount should be settled by 30 September.

Type of Fee Amount
Institutional Core Modules x2 940.00
Modules x7 3640.00
Grand Total 4580.00
Module Code
Core Modules:
English For General Communication 9901A
Introduction to Computer 9902A
Semester 1:
3. Early Childhood Development within the
Namibian Context
4. The Child and the Educarer 2114
5. Physical Resources and Information
Semester 2:
6. Hygiene and Safety 2116
7. Nutrition and Health Care 2117
8. Child Development 2118

9. Practicum A/td>

Semester 3:
10. Pedagogy 2110
11. Learning Areas Part A 2111A
12. Learning Areas Part B 2111B
13. Practicum B 2112B

Bank Windhoek
Katutura Branch
Cheque Account
Reference: Student number

Nahum Namukwambi
+264 613205370