Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching

Qualification stream: Geography
Qualification code: 90148 - GEO
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 115549
APS/AS: 42
Rules:
Teachers who are already professionally qualified to teach, may not offer this qualification. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the relevant Education Department districts or Provincial Education Departments on how to upgrade to additional REQV levels. Outstanding (School subjects) admission requirements may Not be offered for non-degree purposes. Students who do not meet all the admission requirements for this qualification should rather consider applying for a BEd degree (if not already professionally qualified). General: Students who are admitted into the PGCE and who did not meet the English requirement must register ENG1514 for Non Degree Purposes concurrently with the PGCE qualification. Students registering the ENG1514 may register a MAXIMUM of FIVE PGCE modules concurrently with the NDP registration and will only be able to register the remaining five modules once the ENG1514 has been successfully completed. UNISA reserves the right to cancel PGCE modules registered in excess of this number. Students completing the PGCE over more than one year, MUST register the Teaching Methodology in the same year as the Teaching Practice. The MAXIMUM number of years in which the PGCE qualification may be completed is THREE years.
Purpose statement:
The qualification is a professional 'capping' qualification for educators in schools. Teachers are members of a profession whose definitive aim is to enable systematic learning. In order to prepare prospective teachers for this comprehensive role, the qualification seeks to: Develop and consolidate in an integrated way appropriate disciplinary, pedagogical, practical and situational knowledge. Cultivate a practical understanding of teaching and learning in a diverse range of South African schools, about educational theory, phase and subject specialisation, practice and policy. Foster self-reflexivity and self-understanding among prospective teachers. Nurture commitment to the ideals of the teaching profession and an understanding of teaching as a profession. Develop the professional dispositions and self-identity of learners as teachers. Develop learners as active citizens and enable them to develop the dispositions of citizenship in their learners. Promote and develop the dispositions and competencies to organise learning among a diverse range of learners in diverse contexts.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 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.

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

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

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.

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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.

First level


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Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AED3701 - Assessment in Education
CMG3701 - Classroom Management
CUS3701 - Curriculum Studies
ESC3701 - Educational Studies in context
INC3701 - Inclusive Education
PED3701 - Psychology of Education
TMS3713 - Teaching Geography in Further Education and Training
TMS3728 - Teaching Natural Sciences in the senior Phase
TPS3705 - Teaching practice Senior Phase Co-requisite:TMS3703 or TMS3733 or TMS3728 or TMS3708 or TMS3716 or TMS3720 or TMS3731 or TMS3722 or TMS3726
TPS3706 - Teaching practice Further Education and Training Co-requisite:TMS3707 or TMS3723 or TMS3704 or SDC4701 or TMS3709 or TMS3719 or TMS3715 or SDENG3J or TMS3705 or TMS3710 or TMS3701 or TMS3713 or TMS3714 or SDH4701 or TMS3706 or TMS3718 or TMS3721 or TMS3725 or TMS3724 or TMS3729 TMS3730 or TMS3734