Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
2014 PGCE Information Leaflet (PDF). Please read this first. Provides details of draft dates and timetables, entrance requirements and FAQs. The leaflet is updated as new information becomes available.
The PGCE is a one-year qualification to train graduates who wish to become school teachers. It is the ONLY qualification that provides professional registration with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) for graduates with degrees other than the BEd. We do not yet train teachers for Foundation Phase (Grades R - 3), but plan to do so in 2014.
Admission to the PGCE is based on what subjects have been studied for the first degree, according to guidelines issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Teacher training is in accordance with appropriate prior degree courses in the subjects to be taught, as explained in the PGCE Information Leaflet and Handbook.
At present we offer the following three PGCEs, all by full-time contact study (February to November) only. Once approval is confirmed they will be replaced by new, similar PGCEs - see the 2014 PGCE Information Leaflet (PDF). Note that applications are considered in order of receipt and that admission to any PGCE will be closed when the avilable places have been filled. Early application is advised.
PGCE (Intermediate and Senior Phase) [HG014]
For prospective primary school teachers, Grades 4 to 9, with the emphasis on Grades 4 - 7. [Grade 4 = 9 years]. Handbook information (PDF).
PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education) [HG015]
For prospective high school teachers, Grades 7 to 12 [Grade 7 = 12 years]. The admission requirement is two specialist teaching subjects. Handbook information (PDF).