Nelson Mandela University Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

By | January 10, 2018

Nelson Mandela University Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

This is a one year full-time post graduate Education programme aimed at prospective high school teachers specialising in grades 10 to 12.  It offers graduates an opportunity to qualify as teachers.


During this post graduate programme, PGCE students divide their time between being on campus attending lectures and undertaking school based learning at local schools to gain practical teaching experience.

Admission requirements

All prospective student teachers shall be selected. A candidate must be in possession of a degree or equivalent qualification at NQF 6 that complies with the requirements set out in the rules below.

The requirements for the structure of degrees, which precede the PGCE, are as follows:

  • The degree must include at least two sets of modules in two approved school subjects
  • One of these sets needs to be at second or third year level, and the other at least at second year level
  • A candidate shall offer at least two school subjects at FET level
  • The Certificate shall not be awarded to students until they have complied with the requirements regarding the official languages

Duration of study

One year of full-time academic study only.

For detailed information on the entry requirements and course content visit the on-line prospectus.

Postgraduate Study

The degree allows admission to study further:

  • Advanced Certificate in Education (Remedial Education; HIV/AIDS in Education; ICT; etc); or
  • B Ed Honours
Contact information
Prof Andre du Plessis
Associate Professor & Head of Programme PGCE
Tel: 27 041 504 4033

Mrs Muriel Geswint
School Secretary : ITE
Tel: 27 41 504 2387