CEFA is coming to Bloemfontein!

We keep our promise to bring training to your doorstep.  Come join our February 2024 intake

Read more about our special for the CYCW February intake.

Established in 2004, Continuing Education for Africa (CEFA) is a proud accredited Training Provider for the HWSETA for National Certificates in Social Auxiliary Work (NQF Level 4 ID:23993), Child and Youth Care Work (NQF Level 4 ID No. 60209), as well as the ETDP SETA for Community Development (NQF Level 5 ID.No.80946 (83388)

CEFA is also an accredited Provider for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Levels 5 Occupational Certificates: Community Development Practitioner (SAQA ID 97691 QCTO Cur Code 341201-002), Child and Youth Care Worker (SAQA ID 99510, QCTO Cur Code 263508000) and Social Auxiliary Worker (SAQA ID 98890, QCTO Cur Code 341203000)

CEFA is a Not-for-Profit Company (NPC), holds Level 1 B-BBEE status and was established in 2004. Our head office is in Wellington, Western Cape but we work countywide. Where ever there are groups of 30or more learners, CEFA trains in that community, no matter where you are in the country.

Visit our satellite office in Bloemfontein, Free State. To date we have trained more than 6000 learners, over 3000+ mentors at more than 60 delivery points across all provinces in South Africa. We offer both face-to-face and e-learning.

Enquire about our Courses:

Social Auxiliary Work
• NQF Level 4 (ID:23993, FETC) face to face and e-learning
• NQF Level 5 (ID 98890, QCTO) face to face and e-learning

Community Development
• NQF Level 5 (ID 97691 QCTO) face to face and e-learning
• NQF Level 5 (ID 80946 (83388) ETDP SETA) face to face and e-learning

Victim Empowerment
• NC: Victim Empowerment and Support NQF Level 2 (ID 49279) face to face and e-learning
• FETC: Victim Empowerment Coordination NQF Level 4 (ID 49872) face to face and e-learning

Health Promotion Officer
• Occupational Certificate: Health Promotion Officer NQF Level 3 (ID 94597)

Continuing Professional Development
• SACSSP registered for CPD points
• South African Council for Education (SACE) registered provider PR000000866

More about Child and Youth Care Work
• NQF Level 4 (ID 60209 FETC) face to face and e-learning
• NQF Level 5 (ID 99510, QCTO) face to face

Child and Youth Care Work NQF Level 4 starts on 7 February 2024 in Bloemfontein.
Complete the enquire now form with your details to receive an application form.

Limited seats available.  Ensure your seats because we work on a first come first serve basis.
Kindly note admissions close on 12 January 2024 so do not miss this opportunity.
Course Fee: R23 130.00 (R 800.00 + R 6 250.00) + (R 1 340.00 x 12 paid monthly)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Pay your FULL course fee before 30 September 2023 and receive 10% discount.

Please send proof of payment to application@cefa.co.za
For any other enquiries send us a WhatsApp on 073 591 7807

This Qualification aims to address some of the needs of the large numbers of enthusiastic but generally poorly trained people for high quality learning and assessment opportunities if they are to meet the requirements of the Social Welfare and Child Care sectors. The possibilities for incremental learning, which builds on generic social work and/or child care training, must be created if the sector is to make the equitable distribution of skills a reality. In addition, there are people who have been working in the sector for some time, and who have gained the additional skills and expertise required through systematic on-the-job training or practical experience. This Qualification offers possibilities for appointment in line with their recognized skills.

Please complete and send us the “Enquire Now” form on this page.

This Qualification is an entry-level qualification for those who want to enter the field of Child & Youth Care Work (C&YCW) as a potential career. It builds on practical experience and community-based learning, and equips people for their role as an auxiliary child and youth care worker. As such the Qualification will also be valuable for those who may have been practicing within the field, but without formal recognition.

165 credits (1650 notional hours) SAQA ID 60209

In particular, 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 C&YCW is an advantage.

Recipients of this Qualification will be able to:

  • Perform clearly defined tasks and activities which contribute to holistic care and development of the young person.
  • Develop themselves purposefully, professionally and as a resource for C&YCW.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and work in ways that are consistent with the ethics of the field and workplace.
  • Demonstrate understanding of on-line 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.
  • Solve common problems within familiar contexts:
    o Adjust an application of a common solution within relevant parameters to meet the needs of small changes in the problem or operating context.
    o Motivate the change using relevant evidence.

Auxiliary workers will carry out their role at all times:

  • Under the supervision of an appointed supervisor.

As a member of a team. Auxiliary workers will not be assigned full responsibility for the young person’s welfare.

There is an increasing call for the skills particular to child care work across diverse sectors including prisons, hospitals, schools and communities. South Africa’s unique combination of threats and circumstances presents a special challenge in the area of children at risk. Those who work with children at risk must be empowered to promote and facilitate the optimum development of children and adolescents with both normal and special developmental needs, so as to ensure that they are able to be effective within all contexts.

  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

No person with a child abuse record; history of violent crimes; or substance abuse record; will be considered for this qualification.