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 DHET, as follows:
    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 before 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), or a

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


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

    An academic year consists of two semesters. Tuition fees due per semester are payable on or before 31 March and 31 August for that respective semester. Students who need to make alternative payment arrangements must contact SANTS before the commencement of a specific semester.


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