MANCOSA Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): Structure, Admission Requirement, Application & Fees

The MANCOSA Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Further Education and Training Teaching is an 18-month programme aimed at developing graduates who wish to become school teachers. Teaching choices may be selected from a list of specialisations offered by MANCOSA.

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Programme Structure

  • Duration: 1.5 years

Semester 1

Module Name Compulsory/Optional
Education Studies: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 101 Foundational Knowledge (Core)
Professional Studies and Professional Ethics 101 Situational
English Communication and Academic Literacy 101 Fundamental Learning (Core)
** isiZulu conversational 101 Fundamental Learning (Core

Semester 2

Module Name Compulsory/Optional
Teaching Practice 102 Knowledge (Core)
Education Studies: Sociology and Philosophy 102 Foundational Knowledge (Core)
FET Teaching Specialisation 1* Electives
FET Teaching Specialisation 2* Electives

Semester 3

Module Name Compulsory/Optional
Teaching Practice 103 Workplace Integrated Learning (Core)
FET Teaching Specialisation 1** Electives
FET Teaching Specialisation 2** Electives

* Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)/ Teaching Practice

This is a compulsory component that requires the student to undertake teaching practice at a secondary school, over four (4) consecutive weeks in Semester 2 and four (4) consecutive weeks in Semester 3.

*List of teaching specialisations

Students are required to choose two FET teaching specialisations from the list below:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • IsiZulu
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is an approved bachelorā€™s degree or diploma.

The degree or diploma should include sufficient disciplinary knowledge in an area of teaching (Further Education and Training Teaching) specialisation.

Where a student does not have the requisite subject content knowledge, s/he would be required to undertake such modules at the required level before (or concurrently) admission into the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.


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