Human resource development in the ECD sector

Contributions of TVET colleges

A priority for ECD scale-up is improved and expanded accredited training for practitioners. Current policy is to channel state funding for training to public entities and there has been a shift to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges as ECD training providers. However, their capacity for ECD training is limited and unevenly spread across provinces.

In 2013, Ilifa commissioned a national survey of ECD training provided by selected public colleges. This article provides an overview of the key findings of that survey, and makes recommendations for
improving training opportunities through TVET colleges.

Written by Chris Murray and Linda Biersteker. Published by Ilifa in 2014.