The Bachelor of Education degree equips students to become qualified Foundation Phase teachers (Grade R to 3). The purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching qualification is to develop resourceful, adaptable, pedagogically flexible, knowledgeable, proactive, reflective teachers specifically for Foundation Phase teaching and learning and with the South African contexts and realities in mind. To this end, you will become competent in educational theory, the context of education, schools and classrooms, the requisite disciplinary knowledge, and pedagogical content knowledge essential for Foundation Phase teaching and learning. You will develop a thorough understanding of the holistic development of the child from birth as well as the educational and ecological contexts and issues that shape children’s learning and experience of school.

The 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.

CLOSING DATE: SANTS will have two intakes annually, namely a January and July intake. The closing date for admission in January will be 31 October of the previous year. The closing date for a July intake will be 31 May of that year.

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    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 admission to Bachelor degree studies with:

    • 50% for Home Language;
    • 40% for English First Additional Language, or

    b. A Completed Senior Certificate with university (complete) exemption, or with endorsement prior to
    2008 with:

    • 50% for Home Language; and
    • 40% for English First Additional Language, or a

    c. National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Level 4 with:

    • 70% or above for Home Language and the First Additional Language; and
    • 60% or above for four vocational subjects, or a

    d. 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

    e. National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) with Foundation Phase specialisation with an overall percentage of 65%; or a

    f. Recognition of Prior Learning proving equivalence to any of the above linked to historical or conditional admission through mature age exemption. (A limited number of applicants were
    accepted for 2022).


    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 non-compulsory face-to-face support sessions.

    Annual tuition fees for the first-year enrolment ranges from a minimum of R22 050 to a maximum of R23 783, depending on the language choices.

    Tuition fee payment options are available to accommodate the needs of individual students. Each payment option is related to a specified tuition fee payment date, which the student is required to rigidly adhere to. The two options available are:

    • Option 1: TWO equal Tuition fees 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 payable at the end of each month.

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

    Note: Tuition fees are subject to change. In pursuit of providing affordable quality education, SANTS strive to limit tuition fee increases to the minimum but some increases in costs are unavoidable. It remains a student’s responsibility to remain informed of the respective tuition fees and increases.


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    087 353 2504

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