BEd in Foundation Phase Teaching

General Information

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree in Foundation Phase Teaching is presented at the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Exit Level 7 with minimum total credits of 498, earned over a minimum of four years. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has approved and recognised the degree and placed the qualification on REQV 14. The programme has been accredited by the Council on Higher Education; accreditation no: H/PR148/E011CAN.

SAQA ID:  To be confirmed.

Duration: The minimum duration to complete the degree on a full-time basis is four years and part-time is 5 years.

Closing date for new applications: The closing date for new applications is 30 November 2019 for enrolment in the first semester of 2020. Take note that space for the degree programme is limited.

Programme Design

Home Language Competence and First Additional Language competence is developed throughout the programme and formally assessed in the final year of study. Communicative competence in a third language is developed through a self- study programme and assessed in the final year of study.

Admission requirements

Admission is through one of the following options as per programme approval by the Department of Higher Education and Training:

a. National Senior Certificate with Bachelor endorsement with:
• 50% for Home Language;
• 40% for English First Additional Language; and
• 45% for Mathematics OR 55% for Mathematics Literacy.

b. Senior Certificate with exemption with:
• 50% for Home Language;
• 40% for English First Additional Language; and
• 40% for Mathematics OR 55% for Mathematics Literacy.

c. National Certificate Vocational with:
• 70% or above for Home Language, First Additional Language and Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy; and
• 60% or above for four vocational subjects.

d. Diploma in Grade R Teaching programme.

e. National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) with Foundation Phase specialization with an overall percentage of 65%.

f. Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with conditional admission through mature age exemption:
• If it includes Home Language, English First Additional Language and Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy; or
• Recognition of Prior Learning which proves competence in the previous point above.

G.Recognition of Prior Learning proving equivalence to any of the above linked to historical or conditional admission through mature age exemption.

Fees Payable

The tuition fee for the 1st year of study for the BEd in Foundation Phase Teaching programme is subject to confirmation upon commencement and will only be confirmed once the registration period opens for this programme. This includes all study material, assignments, tuition, examinations as well as face-to-face support sessions. In order to limit the financial burden to a student as much as possible, tuition fees can be paid in 4 instalments, spread out over each academic year. Alternatively, students can pay 12 monthly instalments. Students will, however, be responsible for the purchase of their own stationery throughout the programme.

It should be noted that fees are charged per module, so that if fewer modules are taken in a given year than listed in the total year (as would be the case for part-time students), the total in a given calendar year may be less, whereas if modules that have been failed and are registered for a second time, the fee for repeat modules will again be charged and increase the amount to be paid.

Applicants that are 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.

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