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Postgraduate Certificate in Education in SP and FET Teaching

Faculty of Humanities

SAQA ID

118640

NQF

7

CREDITS

144

The Postgraduate Certificate in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching (PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching)) is a teaching qualification that enables students who have successfully completed, a) a cognate Diploma (NQF Level 6), or b) a cognate undergraduate degree (NQF Level 7) or c) a cognate postgraduate qualification (NQF level 8 and above) to pursue the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. The PGCE in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching enables graduates to enter the teaching profession as a Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) and Further Education and Training (Grades 10-12) teacher in South African public and private schools. The PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) is a NQF Level 7 qualification consisting of 124 credits.

The purpose and outcomes of the qualification is to provide students with solid knowledge of education and its foundations. Therefore the students will be able to display the competence to teach at least one Senior Phase and one Further Education and Training subject Elective with confidence. In addition, the PGCE in Senior Phase and Further Education Training will enable pre-service teachers to acquire knowledge and competencies in educational theory, an understanding of relevant as well as current policy and legislation, subject content knowledge, alongside cooperative and collaborative learning and teaching methodologies that are relevant to a South African context in general. The PGCE is a qualification that enables graduates to gain professional registration with the South African Council for Educators (SACE). Thus, the PGCE is a professional qualification that equips, enables and empowers pre-service teachers with the requisite integrated competencies. Therefore, this qualification will prepare pre-service teachers with a specific depth and Elective of knowledge, together with practical skills and workplace to be able to implement their learning in varying contexts at schools.

The qualification focuses on essential knowledge and skills for teachers, teaching in Grades 7 – 12, and in at least two teaching Electives, , namely one Senior Phase subject and one Further Education and Training subject. Students may be required to complete a conversational African language module (Conversational isiZulu) to facilitate learning in multi-lingual classrooms, if they are not proficient in an African language. They may also be required to complete the Technology and Teaching module if they are not proficient in the use of technology.

The programme duration is 1 years minimum
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  • Tutor
  • Education liaison officer
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational advisor

Upon successful completion of your qualification, you will receive a certificate depicting: Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony or couriered to the nearest branch provided that your account is in order. NB: Certificates cannot be issued to the students before a graduation ceremony. The student’s responsibility is to ensure they meet all the qualification requirements before issuing a qualification.

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The minimum requirements for admission into the Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching is either:

  • A bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 7. This bachelor’s degree must include modules at an NQF in an appropriate discipline(s) to specialise in at least one Senior Phase and Further Education and Training (FET) school subject.
  • A 360-Credit, NQF Level 6 Diploma. This Diploma must include modules at NQF Level 6 in an appropriate discipline(s) to specialise in at least one Senior Phase and Further Education and Training (FET) school subject.
  • Where a student does not have the sufficient disciplinary subject matter in the prerequisite qualification, he/she will be required to complete such additional module(s) before the qualification may be awarded.
  • An International Qualification. For all international qualifications, SAQA evaluation Certificate is required and the syllabus.

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