Your Goal:
“I want to be a Grade R-3 teacher”

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Your Goal:
“I want to be a Grade R-3 teacher”

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SANTS QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Education in
Foundation Phase Teaching

Minimum course duration:

4 Years

360 Credits

NQF Exit Level 07

What this course will do for you:

Equips you to become a qualified Foundation Phase teacher (Grade R to 3)
Help you become a resourceful, adaptable, pedagogically flexible, knowledgeable, proactive, reflective teacher
Specifically for South African Foundation Phase teaching and learning

You will become competent in:

Educational theory
The context of education, schools, and classrooms
Disciplinary knowledge
The art and science of teaching students content that is essential for Grade R-3 teaching and learning or Foundation Phase
Holistic development of the child from birth
Educational and ecological contexts and issues that shape children’s learning and school experiences
Accreditations
Admission Requirements
Tuition Fees
Payment Options
Application Dates

How do I get in?

  1. National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor degree studies with:
    • 50% for Home Language
    • 40% for English First Additional Language
  2. A Completed Senior Certificate with university (complete) exemption, or with endorsement prior to 2008 with:
    • 50% for Home Language
    • 40% for English First Additional Language
  3. National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Level 4 with:
    • 70% or above for Home Language and the First Additional Language
    • 60% or above for four vocational subjects
  4. Completed Diploma in Grade R Teaching (NQF 6; Minimum Credits of 360)
      The completed Diploma in Grade R Teaching qualification will be recognised for Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT), towards the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching. This will allow the completion of the four-year degree in a minimum period of three years, commencing with the SANTS’ Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching from the second year, semester one, or a
  5. National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE)
      With Foundation Phase specialisation with an overall percentage of 65%
  6. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
      Recognition of Prior Learning proving equivalence to A, B, C or D above linked to historical or conditional admission through mature age exemption. This avenue is available to students who have completed the National Senior Certificate, Senior Certificate, National Certificate Vocational or National Professional Diploma in Education but do not meet specific admissions requirements, including:
    • Minimum percentages for subjects or diploma and
    • Specific subjects included in the Certificate or other Qualification.
    • (Please refer to section 12 in the Prospectus for more information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning)

Fees that fit your pocket

Estimated cost (first year enrolment):

R23 155

to a maximum of R24 975

  • * Language choice dependent
  • * Tuition fees are subject to change without prior notice due to the increase in costs to present the programme.
What does this include?
  • All study material
  • Assignments
  • Tuition
  • Examinations
  • Student portal access

Afford your ambitions with flexible payment options

Option 1

TWO equal Tuition fee instalments per semester.

* Due dates 31 March and 31 August.

Option 2

TEN equal monthly instalments.

* The annual tuition fee will be divided into 10 equal payments and is payable at the end of each month.

Are there any other costs I should know of?
  • Registration fee (first enrolment only)
  • Annual re-registration fee

* Payable before the commencement of a new academic year. This registration and re-registration fee is deducted from the annual tuition fee payable.

Need to make payment arrangements?

Students who need to make alternative payment arrangements must contact SANTS before the commencement of a semester.

Important to know

Students who need to make alternative payment arrangements must contact SANTS before the commencement of a semester.

  • Fees are charged per module. The rate per module will be applicable for students who have to repeat a specific module.
  • If a student elects to enrol for fewer modules than the proposed semester structure, as might be the case for part-time students, the total tuition fees due in a given calendar year may vary. Applicants applying for a student loan or bursary should apply for a total amount that includes the tuition and study material fees payable to the institution.
  • Tuition fees at SANTS are subject to change to ensure affordable quality education. While efforts are made to limit increases to the minimum, some increases in costs are unavoidable and students should stay informed of price increases.
  • Module costs are fixed for the calendar year but may vary in subsequent years.
  • Additional fees may apply for special assessments.

When do I apply?

Closing dates:

SANTS will have two intakes annually, namely a January and July intake.

January intake last date for admission:

October 31 of previous year

July intake last date for admission:

May 31 of current year