Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Education (Intermediate and Senior Phase) (02607)

Qualification code: 02607
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 480
SAQA ID: 20161
APS/AS: 20

This Bachelor of Education degree curriculum consists of 40 modules, each level MUST have 10 modules which include:

  1. Professional Studies: 15 Compulsory modules.
  • These modules have to be offered in sequential order.
  • There are compulsory Teaching Practice modules which are year modules and can ONLY be registered during semester 1 registration period.


  1. Educational Themes: 10 Compulsory modules
  2. THREE School Subjects: 15 modules
  • TWO school subjects up to 2nd year level and a THIRD School subject on 1st year level.
  • It is compulsory to include English as well as either Afrikaans or an African language as part of the school subject combination.
  • Students with foreign nationality may be excluded from offering a 2nd official language (Afrikaans or an African Language), but they need to offer another school subject instead.
  1.  Additional modules
  • Additional school subject modules must be offered if the total amount of modules offered for the three school subjects do not add up to 15 modules.
  • You may register for a maximum of 60 NQF credits per semester/ 120 NQF credits per year

Purpose statement:
The BEd is an initial teaching qualification for candidates to be registered as fully qualified professional educators in schooling. The qualification accredits the development of professional competence informed by sound knowledge and understanding of their area/s of specialisation and of educational theory. The second 240 credits of the BEd can also be used for upgrading the professional competence of practising teachers.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. 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 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

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

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

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)