SAQA ID: 91726
• Prospective students must already be working at a school in Grade R to be able to apply for admission.
• This is a three year diploma on NQF-level 6.
• As part of this qualification, students will be expected to gain experience in applying knowledge and skills in the context of working with Grade R learners in a school.
• This qualification will also provide a vast number of under- and unqualified Grade R practitioners with the opportunity to gain access to a higher education qualification.
• The Diploma in Grade R Teaching is recognised by the Department of Basic Education and utilised to enable the practitioners to qualify for the relevant REQV level 13 for salary purposes.
• This specialised qualification will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to articulate into a BEd (Foundation Phase) qualification in order to gain status as a fully qualified Foundation Phase teacher.
- A National Senior Certificate with a diploma entry endorsement or equivalent;
- A Level 4 or Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Development may also be presented for admission.
The North-West University provides each student with the opportunity to attend contact sessions at specific NWU venues countrywide. Lecturers are available for students for extra support. Additional student support is provided by means of Learner Management system:
What is a Learner Management system
A Learner Management system supports communication between lecturers and students and creates a collaboration environment for students and researchers. Academic information such as subject content, discussion forums, important dates, additional resources and supplementary instruction are clearly advised on e-Fundi.
Students may register at any time of the year with a minimum and maximum study period to specific programmes. NWU bursary students need to consult their Provincial Department of Education regarding the availability of bursaries.
To register for Grade R you have to complete an application form and the PR02 form for Grade R, it is COMPULSARY with the application form.
Administration support is received from Open Learning Group (OLG).
Students receive the following study material:
• a comprehensive study guide and manual;
• learning materials such as textbooks and readers;
• CD’s with video-clips (mainly lectures);
• tutorial and prospectus booklet
SAQA nr: 97757
The ADT (Advanced Diploma in Teaching) programme in the Faculty of Education Sciences of the North-West University prepares student teachers to become competent professional educators in a variety of educational and training careers. The overarching goal of the educational experience in this particular programme is to provide all our students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live and work in a globally interdependent world and with the support services to help them succeed. This requires a conscious, purposeful, sustained and social-constructivist focus on the actual learning of students that may take place because of their interactions in specific study-related groups. For this reason, this academic programme also seeks to foster inclusivity and to develop a sense of personal and social responsibility and ethical conduct in and among our students by encouraging involvement in environmental affairs, as well as in community and public service. It endeavours to offer and cultivate a teaching-learning environment that is hospitable to diverse socio-conventional and linguistic interests and activities.
The Advanced Diploma in Teaching (ADT) is focused on the initial training of teachers for teaching in the Senior and Further Education and Training Phases, thus Grades 7 to 12.
The ADT serves as a professional capping qualification for candidates who have completed a relevant B-degree or a relevant qualification with at least 360-credit qualification and wish to enter the teaching profession.
Students, who obtained this qualification with its focused vision on classroom practice, will be able to fulfil all the contextual roles and competencies of an effective educator.
With this certificate an educator can teach from Grades 7 to 12.
The programme equips and empowers prospective educators in the Senior and FET phases to:
• Develop and demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of education theory and practice;
• Integrate education theory and practice as applied competence;
• Demonstrate and implement the subject specific pedagogical competencies of the Senior and FET educator that embrace teaching, learning and assessment in practice,
• Develop and demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become responsible, independent and contributing scholars of the professional educational community in a diverse and changing national and international context; and
• Develop and demonstrate critical, creative and reflective problem solving skills within educational and societal context.
The qualification consists of 140 credits divided into 14 modules. These modules include fundamental modules, generic modules and specialisation methodologies.
This specialised qualification will provide the successful student with both horizontal and vertical articulation possibilities. To articulate vertically, a student can seek access to the BEd Honours (NQF 8) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NQF 8), specializing further in a cognate subject, phase or practice contained in this initial qualification. These NQF Level 8 qualifications ensure access to further postgraduate studies (Master’s & Doctoral Degrees) in cognate study areas. A horizontal articulation is also possible to the AdvDip (Education) qualification on NQF level 7, for students who want to develop a new role to support teaching and learning, for example school librarianship, education for the deaf, etc.
- An undergraduate university degree with two recognised school subjects or a recognised qualification of 360 credits at NQF level 6 and that includes at least two recognised school subjects.
- Students must also be able to take two methodology subjects in order to obtain the qualification.
- The curriculum for the qualification is structured as follows:
- (A recognised school subject is one included in the Department of Basic Education’s official list of school subjects.) These are recognised school subjects completed in a qualification obtained:
- a recognised school subject at level 3 + a recognised school subject at level 2 (depending on subject specific requirements).
- In the event of a choice between methodologies for academic subjects already obtained for a prior qualification, a student must select from these the two subjects that were obtained at the highest level. In the case of Languages, the relevant language subject must be at year level 3.
- Examples of recognised school subjects completed in initial qualification obtained:
- Languages (Afrikaans, English or Setswana), Geography, History, Mathematics, Sociology and Psychology, Technology, Human Movement Sciences, Life Sciences (Physiology, Botony, Zoology), Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry), Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Tourism, Information Technology, Music and Art.
Faculty Specific requirements
- A student who wants to take the Methodology of Mathematics must have completed Mathematics on level 2 or otherwise Mathematics on level 1 with one of the following on level 2: Statistics, Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics.
- A student who wants to take the Methodology of Life Orientation must have a combination of Psychology and any one of the following subjects on degree level: Sociology, Human Movement Science, Labour- and Industrial studies, Ethics or Nutrition. Because of the high volume of Life Orientation applications, a cut-off point of 65% average for the highest subject contributing to the Life Orientation methodology is set.
- The student must already have a second school subject on degree level for the second methodology.
- A student who wants to take the Methodology of Languages (Afrikaans & English) must have completed it on level 3. Setswana on level 2 will be considered.
- A student who wants to take Life Sciences as methodology need to present one of the following subjects Botany, Zoology or Physiology on level three and another on level 2 for admission to the PGCE.
- A student who wants to take Physical Sciences as methodology need to present one of the subjects Chemistry or Physics on level three and the other one at least on level 1. Alternatively, Chemistry and Physics both on level 2 can also be used for admission.
- 1. The PM 40 % indicates participation marks of 40 % during the semester.
Studente-ondersteuning is beskikbaar in die vorm van periodieke gestruktureerde akademiese kontakgeleenthede en vakansieskole (deur middel van interaktiewe witborde) by sentra regdeur die land. Verdere leer word ook moontlik gemaak deur die gebruik van Onderrig-leer bestuurstelsels (e-Fundi,Moodle,dropbox, google drive, panopta). Verskeie programme word verder deur fasiliteerders ondersteun.