To gain access to the Postgraduate Certificate in Further Education and Training Phase Teaching (FET) an applicant must have sufficient disciplinary knowledge in appropriate academic fields to enable the development of teaching specialisation phases and/or subjects as specified for each school phase. This is outlined as follows:
• A first degree on an NQF Level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits, and
• Two school related subjects, both at 3rd year level.
To gain access to the Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching (SP and FET) applicant must have sufficient
disciplinary knowledge in appropriate academic fields to enable the development of teaching specialisation phases and/or subjects as specified for each school phase.
This is outlined as follows:
• A first degree on NQF level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits, and
• Two school related subjects, one on 3rd year level and one on 1st year level
• An approved National Diploma on level 6 with a minimum of 360 credits from an
accredited higher institution, and
• Two school related subjects, one on 2nd year level and one on 3rd year level.
The National N Diploma cannot be considered for admission to the PGCE.
Additional requirements for subject specialisations are listed in the relevant tables that follow.
All qualifying PGCE students should be proficient in the use of at least one official South African language as a language of learning and teaching (LoLT), and partially proficient (i.e. sufficient for purposes of basic conversation) in at least one other official African language, or in South African Sign Language, as a language of conversational competence (LoCC).
If the LoLT is English or Afrikaans, then the LoCC must be an African Language or South African Sign Language.
All new certificates are to be endorsed to indicate the holder’s level of competence in specific languages by using appropriate labels, for example: LoLT (English) and LoCC (isiZulu).
A UJ short learning programme (SLP) in isiZulu will be on offer at an additional cost to those that do not meet the language competency requirements. This SLP must be successfully completed for a PGCE student to graduate.
The following demonstrable competencies in LoCC will be accepted:
An African home language • Grade 12 school subject • Successful completion of the UJ short learning programme in IsiZulu or an equivalent certification from another institution.
All PGCE graduates must be digitally fluent requiring a high level of ICT competency.
Where necessary, students that were identified lacking sufficient ICT skills will be required to complete an online short learning programme (SLP) in Basic computer skills.
This SLP must be successfully completed for a PGCE student to graduate.
• Fulfilling all the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a particular programme.
• The faculty reserves the right to limit numbers in line with its enrolment targets.
The Faculty of Education also reserves the right to cancel an application or registration in the event that there are insufficient student enrolments to ensure the viability of the electives in the PGCE programme.
Students will be advised if they fall into the latter category and offered an alternative if they meet the minimum entry requirements.