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 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

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


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 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


Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education 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

Semester 1


  • Professional Studies and Professional Ethics
  • Education Studies: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • IsiZulu Conversational
  • English Communication and Academic Literacy

Semester 2


  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Educational Studies: Sociology and Philosophy
  • Specialisation 1 (Annual)
  • Specialisation 2 (Annual)

Semester 3

  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Specialisation 1 (Annual)
  • Specialisation 2 (Annual)

Admission requirements

  • The minimum admission requirement is an approved bachelor’s degree.
  • The degree should include sufficient disciplinary knowledge in an area of teaching (Further Education and Training Teaching) specialisation


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