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

Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching for 2024

Why study a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching at IIE MSA?

Are you a graduate with a passion for teaching and a desire to make a significant impact in the education field? Look no further than the IIE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training (FET) Teaching offered at the IIE MSA campus. This program is specifically designed for individuals who hold a suitable undergraduate degree or an approved diploma in relevant and sought-after fields within the teaching profession.

By enrolling in this professional teaching program, you will embark on a journey that provides you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to excel as a classroom teacher in the Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) and Further Education and Training band (Grades 10-12). Whether you aspire to teach in schools or other educational settings, this program will equip you with the essential competencies needed to thrive in your chosen subjects.

Aligned with the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) Policy on Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (2015) and the new Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework's (HEQSF) guidelines, our PGCE program ensures that you receive a comprehensive education grounded in the latest educational theories and methodologies. This alignment not only prepares you to meet the professional standards required of beginner teachers but also lays the foundation for continuous professional development throughout your career.

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

At IIE MSA, we prioritise your employability and future specialisation opportunities. This program integrates applied learning experiences, enabling you to gain practical skills that are directly applicable to real-world teaching scenarios. Furthermore, we foster a culture of lifelong learning, encouraging you to pursue further specialisation studies and adapt to the evolving demands of the education landscape.

By enrolling in the IIE PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training), you will receive a well-rounded education that combines subject-specific knowledge with pedagogic expertise. Our dedicated faculty will guide you in mastering the foundational education theory and methodology necessary to become a professionally qualified beginner teacher. With this comprehensive education, you will be well-prepared to create meaningful learning experiences and inspire the next generation of learners.

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Duration

Students at IIE MSA will complete the programme in 2 years part-time.

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 101984

Programme code

PGCE0701

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Intake

First Semester (February)

Application Closing Date

IIE MSA must receive your application at least two weeks before the start of the intake.

Programme code:

PGCE0701

Find Out More

Telephone:
+27 11 950 4009
Email:
enquiries@iiemsa.co.za

Contact us

011 950 4009 enquiries@iiemsa.co.za

From outside South Africa

+27 11 950 4009

Join us at IIE MSA and embark on a fulfilling journey towards a rewarding career in teaching. Invest in your professional growth, make a difference in students' lives, and become an invaluable asset to the education sector. There are multiple possibilities with the IIE Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching.

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

Mode of Delivery

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching uses flexible teaching methods. A combined model is used which -includes face-to-face contact sessions, extensive online learning using the virtual learning system, case studies and projects to apply learning into practice and various assignments.

Why study a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching at IIE MSA?

Are you a graduate with a passion for teaching and a desire to make a significant impact in the education field? Look no further than the IIE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training (FET) Teaching offered at the IIE MSA campus. This program is specifically designed for individuals who hold a suitable undergraduate degree or an approved diploma in relevant and sought-after fields within the teaching profession.

By enrolling in this professional teaching program, you will embark on a journey that provides you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to excel as a classroom teacher in the Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) and Further Education and Training band (Grades 10-12). Whether you aspire to teach in schools or other educational settings, this program will equip you with the essential competencies needed to thrive in your chosen subjects.

Aligned with the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) Policy on Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (2015) and the new Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework's (HEQSF) guidelines, our PGCE program ensures that you receive a comprehensive education grounded in the latest educational theories and methodologies. This alignment not only prepares you to meet the professional standards required of beginner teachers but also lays the foundation for continuous professional development throughout your career.

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

At IIE MSA, we prioritise your employability and future specialisation opportunities. This program integrates applied learning experiences, enabling you to gain practical skills that are directly applicable to real-world teaching scenarios. Furthermore, we foster a culture of lifelong learning, encouraging you to pursue further specialisation studies and adapt to the evolving demands of the education landscape.

By enrolling in the IIE PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training), you will receive a well-rounded education that combines subject-specific knowledge with pedagogic expertise. Our dedicated faculty will guide you in mastering the foundational education theory and methodology necessary to become a professionally qualified beginner teacher. With this comprehensive education, you will be well-prepared to create meaningful learning experiences and inspire the next generation of learners.

Join us at IIE MSA and embark on a fulfilling journey towards a rewarding career in teaching. Invest in your professional growth, make a difference in students' lives, and become an invaluable asset to the education sector. There are multiple possibilities with the IIE Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching.

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

Mode of Delivery

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching uses flexible teaching methods. A combined model is used which -includes face-to-face contact sessions, extensive online learning using the virtual learning system, case studies and projects to apply learning into practice and various assignments.

What will I study in this PGCE?

MODULE

NQF LEVEL

CREDIT VALUE

MODULE PURPOSE

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1

Senior Phase and Further
Education and Training
Teaching and Learning
SFTL7111p

7

16

This module introduces students to the concepts, debates and current practices with regards to the national curriculum and effective teaching and learning in South Africa. In addition to engagement with relevant theories on teaching and learning and curriculum practices, students
will also develop their skills in integrating ICT into the classroom and interrogate the National Curriculum Statement in order to fully understand the goals, nature and requirements of the Senior Phase and Further Education and Training band.

Introduction to Personal
Computing*
INPCf018
*(if competency test is not
successful or entrance criteria
are not met)

5

5

The purpose of this module is to provide students with a basic knowledge of personal computers and how they operate. It also provides students with a basic knowledge of how to use the various features of different kinds of application software in any given situation.

Senior Phase Didactics Elective Modules (one to be approved from
the list below):

  • Life Orientation - SPDL7111p
  • Economics and Management Sciences - SPEC7111p
  • Mathematics -SPMA7111p
  • English - SPDE7111p

7

24

The purpose of this module is to provide students with a framework of core pedagogical knowledge and practices that will allow them to apply their specialised content knowledge to the development and delivery of lessons in the Senior Phase in a competent, proficient and critically reflective manner.

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2

Professional Ethics
PRET7311p

7

12

The purpose of this module is to explore the role of the educator and to encourage ongoing, reflective practice. Particular attention is paid to ethical practice and the relationships between the educator and various stakeholders such as learners, parents, colleagues, employers and communities.

Inclusive Education
INCL7112p

7

12

The purpose of this module is for students to explore the often contested concept of inclusive education, and to examine contemporary theory and issues relating to inclusivity in order to prepare students for classroom practice. This theory-based-practice module therefore examines, applies and reflects on current inclusivity theory and policies in both simulated scenarios and extends into real-life practice.

Communicative Language*
IsiZulu - COLZ018
*(if competency test is not
successful or entrance criteria
are not met)

5

12

The purpose of this module is to develop effective communication skills required to initiate and sustain appropriate and informative conversations, with confidence. Students will study IsiZulu grammar whilst being introduced to history and cultural aspects of Zulu.

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3

Foundations of Education
FOED7112p

7

12

The purpose of this module is for students to explore the development of education in relation to its main philosophical approaches. Additionally, students will examine and reflect on the possibilities and influences of these approaches on ethical practices on curricula, and on teaching and learning in diverse, evolving educational contexts.

Professional Didactics:
Further Education and
Training Teaching
(one to be approved from the
list below):

  • English - FDEN7111p
  • Economics - FDEC7111p
  • Business Studies -FDBS7111p
  • Accounting - FDAC7111p
  • Life Orientation FDLO7111p
  • Mathematics - FDMA7111p

7

24

The purpose of this module is to provide students with a framework of core pedagogical knowledge and practices that will allow them to apply their specialised content knowledge to the development and delivery of lessons in the Further Education and Teaching band in a competent, proficient and critically reflective manner.

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 4

Teaching Experience
TESF7112p
(Minimum requirement 8 weeks school-based WIL)

Prerequisite:
Professional Didactics: Senior
Phase Teaching.

Professional Didactics: Further Education and Training Teaching

7

24

The purpose of this module is to reinforce students’ professional knowledge and teaching competence and to develop their skills as critically reflective practitioners. Students will therefore be expected to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their teaching and are required to apply their knowledge and skills to the practical
environment of the classroom in a proficient, ethical and confident manner.
(8 weeks school-based Work Integrated Learning)

Assessments

Modes of instruction will include class participation, face-to-face and online discussion , completion of case studies, assignments and projects. In order to pass, the final mark must be 50% or more in each module.

Site of Delivery

IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg (Important Notice: This is not a distance programme, students must be able to attend face-to-face contact sessions in each module).

Minimum Admission Requirements

An approved Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification, as stipulated in the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (MRTEQ) (DHET, 2015), but consideration may be given to holders of a 360 credit Diploma in appropriate and scarce fields as identified by DHET. The access qualification must include sufficient disciplinary learning in appropriate academic fields, to enable the development of teaching specialisation in the Senior Phase and Further Education and Training band of schooling.
Student's competence in the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT) (English) plus ICT and a second language (excluding Afrikaans) are required components of fundamental learning for this programme. For this, applicants will have to provide evidence that they have these competencies which will be endorsed on their certificates or they will be required to achieve these competencies. Students will not be able to graduate without them.

LoLT
1.  Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT) endorsement:
1.1 After completing the PGCE in English
You will have your certificate endorsed as “Proficient in the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT) – English.

LoCC: Second Language (excluding Afrikaans):
2. Language of Conversational Competence (LoCC) endorsement:
2.1. If you have an African language (excluding Afrikaans) or SA Sign Language as part of your NSC OR
2.2. If you have completed a module in an African language at first year level at an accredited higher education institution OR
2.3. If you are claiming proficiency in an African language, excluding Afrikaans, and you do not have certified competence (such as through a degree or your NSC) you are required to pass a competency test for certification purposes. Competency tests are offered in 3 official languages only, namely, isiXhosa, isiZulu, and Sepedi.
You will have your certificate endorsed e.g., LoCC: isiZulu.
The African language or Sign language so selected does not have to be one of the languages offered at The Independent Institute of Education.
If you do not have any of the above (2.1 or 2.2 or 2.3) you will need to:
2.4. Register for such a Conversational Competence Short Learning Programme (SLP) at The IIE concurrent with your PGCE and pass this SLP in order to get the endorsement for LoCC.
Please note that only a limited number of languages are available as conversational competence modules on our campuses. 
ICT:
3. ICT competence
3.1 If you have done Introduction to Personal Computing or equivalent (NQF L5), in a prior qualification, you need to provide evidence of this, OR
3.2 You need to write the Introduction to Personal Computing (INPC) competency test. If you pass, your Academic Transcript will reflect the ICT competence. If you fail, you need to register for the INPC Short Learning Programme.

At least two didactic specialisations must be taken in the qualification i.e. one Senior Phase Didactic specialisation and one FET didactic specialisation.
Didactic specialisations may only be taken in modules that meet the entrance requirements below.
Not all specialisations may be available or offered by The IIE in any given year.
Please note, the requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Award

The IIE Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID No. 101984).

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