Undergraduate & honours qualifications

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

Qualification stream: Languages and Human Sciences
Qualification code: 90148 - LAH
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 132
SAQA ID: 115549
APS/AS: 42
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 admission requirements may NOT be offered for non-degree purposes (NDP). 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: 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. Some of the pre-requisites and/ or co-requisites outlined in this qualification may not apply, as they do not form part of the curriculum. This qualification consists of 11 modules and 132 credits. Note that SPE1507 has been replaced by NSO1507. Students who have passed SPE1507 must NOT register for NSO1507.
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 (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)

First level

All modules in Group A are compulsory. Select ONE module from Group B and ONE language module should
be selected from Group C. The language selected from Group C should be different from the languages
taken in matric.

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) 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
TMS3722 - Teaching Life Orientation in the Senior Phase
TPS3705 - Teaching practice for 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 or TMS3730 or TMS3734 or TMS3711
Group B. Choose ONE module related to the relevant school teaching subject completed up to 3rd year level
TMS3715 - Teaching Home Languages in FET
TMS3719 - Teaching Additional Language (FAL and SAL) in FET Phase
Group C.. Language of Communicative Competence. Choose ONE module from the following (Must NOT be the same as Home or First Additional Language)
AFK1505 - Afrikaans vir beginners
NDE1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - IsiNdebele
NSO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - Sepedi
SSO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - Sesotho
SWA1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - SiSwati
TSO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - Xitsonga
TSW1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - Setswana
VEN1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - Tshivenda
XHO1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - IsiXhosa
ZUL1507 - Applied African Language Communicative Competence for Second Additional Language - IsiZulu