Degree: B-Ed Foundation Phase

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Higher Education:

Degree: B-Ed Foundation Phase

Are you interested in a Career in Education?

This course is endorsed by UNISA.

The Bachelor Degree in Foundation Phase is a four-year qualification in Pre-Primary and Primary Education of children. This programme complies fully with the requirements, which include language and content subject proficiency, as well as practical training. The programme consists of 40 modules, divided into three major study components. The first part involves studying three approved school subjects, with the number of modules depending on the subjects concerned.

The second component consists of 10 modules on educational themes such as child development. The third part involves 15 modules on professional studies such as teaching practice. Teaching practice includes five weeks of compulsory practical training every year.

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  • Foundation Phase Educator (Grade R – Grade 3 teacher)
  • ECD Lecturer
  • Youth Worker

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

Achieving the necessary entry requirements at academic level will enable you to continue studying towards a post-graduate qualification in Education (Honours). This can be done by studying at an institution of Higher Education, such as a University, after obtaining your B.Ed degree.

Where:               Malmesbury and Vredenburg Campus
Reg. Starts:       21 August 2018
Reg. Ends:        28 September 2018
Classes Start:    February 2019
Type of Study:  Contact classes at an additional fee
How:                  Apply Online via UNISA website
Appli. Fee:        R105 to be directly paid to Unisa
Classes:             Offered in Afrikaans and/or English

How do I apply for B.Ed (ECD Foundation phase)?

When and where are classes taking place?

  • Part time tuition classes at Malmesbury Campus only on Saturdays from 8:00 – 15:00.
  • Attendance is compulsory.

What must I do if I am not accepted for B.Ed?

  • If you do not meet the requirements for degree study, you can alternatively apply for the Higher Certificate in Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET).
  • The course is offered online at Unisa for one year.
  • Once passed, you can apply again. Please go to Unisa’s website for further details.
  • The information is available on the College of Education link.

What are the costs to study B.Ed at Unisa?

  • The cost to study at Unisa will depend on the specific modules, and how many you register for.
  • For Education studies the cost per module is R1470 for the 2018 academic year.
  • Students can only register for a maximum of 10 modules per year.
  • Please go the to determine if the modules are semester (6 months) or year (12 months) modules. Each module has a specific code.
  • College bursaries make provision for the payment of class fees and textbooks.


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