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.

Table of Contents

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 bachelor’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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