The Diploma in Grade R Teaching, with CHE accreditation number H/PR148/E008CANis in a process of being phased out by SANTS and no new enrolments on this programme are accepted by SANTS. This qualification remains a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) approved and recognised qualification for employment in public schools in South Africa.
This qualification has been replaced by a new Diploma in Grade R Teaching programme, with CHE accreditation number H/PR148/E013CAN which is aligned with the amended Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (Gazetted 19 February 2015). The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) accredited the programme with prior to commencement conditions on 7 June 2018. SANTS’ Diploma in Grade R Teaching programme has been approved and registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). SANTS will only accept new applications for this programme once the programme is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and SANTS has met all the prior to commencement conditions set by the HEQC.No fixed time frames can be confirmed but we expect this to be in 2019.