Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Foundation Phase and Early Childhood Development)

Qualification stream: Foundation Phase
Qualification code: 02631 - FDP
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 20162
APS/AS: 50
Rules:
Any outstanding admission requirement(s), have to be offered and passed for non-degree purposes first. A student is permitted to register for a maximum of 2 modules (24 NQF credits) for non-degree purposes while registered for this qualification for the entire duration of the qualification. Should the outstanding requirement(s) exceed 2 modules (24 NQF credits), registration for PGCE will not be allowed. A student who has successfully completed this qualification will be able to teach from Grade R to 3. Teaching Practice (10 weeks) is a compulsory component in this program and must be taken according to specific criteria. This qualification comprises both semester and year modules. Year modules may only be registered during the January registration period of each academic year.
This qualification will be presented via distance learning mode.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2018 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Rules:
Any outstanding admission requirement(s), have to be offered and passed for non-degree purposes first. A student is permitted to register for a maximum of 2 modules (24 NQF credits) for non-degree purposes while registered for this qualification for the entire duration of the qualification. Should the outstanding requirement(s) exceed 2 modules (24 NQF credits), registration for PGCE will not be allowed. A student who has successfully completed this qualification will be able to teach from Grade R to 3. Teaching Practice (10 weeks) is a compulsory component in this program and must be taken according to specific criteria. This qualification comprises both semester and year modules. Year modules may only be registered during the January registration period of each academic year.

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