Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching

General Information

The Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching degree is presented at the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Exit Level 7 with minimum total credits of 480, 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. Furthermore, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered the degree; qualification ID: 112484.

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 22 May 2020 for enrolment in the second semester of 2020. Take note that space for the degree programme is limited.

Programme Design

Language of Learning and Teaching (Home Language as well as English) Competence are developed throughout the programme and are formally assessed and certified for endorsement on the degree certificate. Home Language Competence and First Additional Language Competence is developed throughout the programme and formally assessed and certified for endorsement on the degree certificate. Students whose home language is English with Afrikaans as first additional language or students whose home language is Afrikaans will be required to complete the module Language of Communicative

Admission Requirements

Admission is through one of the following options as per programme approval by the DHET, as follows:

a. National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor degree studies with:
• 50% for Home Language;
• 40% for English First Additional Language.

b. Completed Senior Certificate with university (complete) exemption with:
• 50% for Home Language;
• 40% for English First Additional Language.

c. National Certificate Vocational (NCV) level 4 with:
• 70% or above for Home Language, First Additional Language; and
• 60% or above for four vocational subjects.

d. Diploma in Grade R Teaching (NQF 6; Minimum Credits of 360).

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; or
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 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

Tuition fees to study towards the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching programme include all study material, assignments, tuition, examinations, and access to a student portal, as well as face-to-face academic support sessions.

All students are expected to pay a registration fee with the first enrolment on the programme and an annual re-registration fee for each new academic year thereafter, which is payable before the commencement of a new academic year. This registration and re-registration fee is deducted from the annual tuition fee payable.

Annual tuition fees for first year enrolment ranges from a minimum of R21 000 to a maximum of R22 650, depending on the language choices.

Three different tuition fee payment options are available to accommodate the needs of individual students. Each payment option is related to the date of payment to which the student must rigidly adhere. An early payment discount is offered to students who settle their tuition fee account timeously, as illustrated in Table 1. The three options available are:

Option 1: TWO equal instalments, one per semester; due dates 31 August and 31 March

Option 2: TWO equal instalments, one per semester; due dates 30 September and 30 April

Option 3: TEN equal monthly instalments;month end.

Table 1: Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching tuition fee structure

* The discounts offered to students will NOTbe granted if any payment IS MADE AFTERTHE DUE DATES listed in Table 1.

** Table 1 illustrates the fee structure of a student who completes the programme in four years based on the minimum annual tuition fees of R21 000.

It should be noted that fees are charged per module as per the table below. This 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 from the amounts listed in the table above. The same discount formula will, however, be applied if the criteria stipulated in the table above are met.

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. The discounts offered will be credited to the student’s account in the event that a loan or bursary is paid on or before the payment due dates as per the table above.

Table 2: Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching module fee structure


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