Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Further Education and Training Teaching

Become an innovative teacher who will meet the needs of a new generation of students.

1.5 years
NQF Level 7
144 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support

About

The MANCOSA Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Further Education and Training Teaching is a 18-month programme aimed at developing graduates who wish to become school teachers. Teaching choices may be selected from a list of specialisations offered by MANCOSA.

This PGCE (Further Education and Training Teaching) qualification aims to develop innovative teachers who will meet the needs of a new generation of students. The key to taking South Africa forward lies in educating the nation for tomorrow!

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of theories and principles that inform teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the diverse context in which teaching and learning takes place within the South African school system;
  • Develop and understanding of a learner-centred pedagogy to meet the diverse learner needs and contextual variations of the country;
  • Demonstrate their ability to plan lessons for teaching incorporating the use of teaching and learning technologies to facilitate effective learning;
  • Be familiar with the prevailing school and curriculum policies that inform teaching practices;
  • Be able to demonstrate the skills in teaching of the specialisation subjects taking cognisance of the teaching context, educational infrastructure and school resources across the diverse schooling context that is prevalent within South African communities;
  • Be able to communicate effectively in class through the medium of English;
  • Be able to converse with learners in one of the indigenous African languages.

Programme structure

Duration: 1.5 years

Year 1:
Semester 1

Module NameCompulsory/Optional
Education Studies: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 101Foundational Knowledge (Core)
Professional Studies and Professional Ethics 102Situational
English Communication and Academic Literacy 101Fundamental Learning (Core)
** isiZulu conversational 101Fundamental Learning (Core)

Year 1:
Semester 2

Module NameCompulsory/Optional
Teaching Practice Theory 101Knowledge (Core)
Education Studies: Sociology and Philosophy 102Foundational Knowledge (Core)
FET Teaching Specialisation 1*Electives
FET Teaching Specialisation 2*Electives
Education Studies 201: Psychology of Education

Year 2:
Semester 1

Module NameCompulsory/Optional
Teaching Practice Theory 102Workplace Integrated Learning (Core)
FET Teaching Specialisation 1**Electives
FET Teaching Specialisation 2**Electives

* Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)/ Teaching Practice

This is a compulsory component which requires the student to undertake teaching practice at a secondary school, over four (4) consecutive weeks in Semester 2 and four (4) consecutive weeks in Semester 3.

*List of teaching specialisations

Students are required to choose two FET teaching specialisations from the list below:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • isiZulu
  • Afrikaans
  • Economics

Admission requirements

The minimum admission requirement is an approved bachelor’s degree or diploma.

The degree or diploma should include sufficient disciplinary knowledge in an area of teaching (Further Education and Training Teaching) specialisation.

Where a student does not have the requisite subject content knowledge, s/he would be required to undertake such modules at the required level before (or concurrently) admission into the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

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