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Advanced Certificate in Teaching

The University of the Free State
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
Bloemfontein
January 2021

Bloemfontein
February 2021

Program description

Advanced Certificate in Teaching

The Advanced Certificate in Teaching is aimed at upgrading the qualifications of teachers who are currently employed without adequate training. This program is an excellent opportunity to provide specialist education to teachers who need to strengthen their subject-specialisation knowledge base.

The Advanced Certificate in Teaching is delivered in two modes, namely the online mode (100% online with no face-to-face contact with lecturer) and the blended distance-learning mode (some online activity and face-to-face contact with lecturer).

To provide the maximum opportunity for students to complete their certificates, the academic calendar for the ACT is scheduled into multiple term starts per year. Each start date has accompanying application and payment deadlines that must be met before the student can start.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Advanced Certificate in Teaching is subject to the General Rules for undergraduate qualifications. In addition, applicants must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Education and the specific requirements of the discipline. The following specific requirements (or RPL equivalent) apply:

  • The minimum admission requirement is an approved and recognised professional teaching qualification evaluated as REQV 13
  • Practising teacher in possession of a recognised professional teaching qualification at minimum NQF exit level 5 or equivalent
  • A Teacher’s Diploma, National Professional Diploma in Education or equivalent NQF level 5 qualification
  • A former Advanced Certificate (level 6) in a different phase or specialisation; or
  • A 480-credit Bachelor of Education at NQF level 7 (in a different phase or specialisation); or
  • An Advanced Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (in a different phase or specialisation);
  • Teachers who enrol for the qualification must provide proof that they either teach the specific subject or phase or that they have access to a classroom to teach the specific subject and phase for the duration of the program. It is applicable to all the ACT specialisations;
  • A laptop is compulsory as part of the equipment a student needs for the program. ICT forms an integral part of the ACT program. You will be given the opportunity to buy a laptop through Fundi at an exceptionally competitive price on the Student Technology program (STP). The laptops purchased through the STP initiative are preloaded with the necessary antivirus and processing software. However, purchasing a laptop through Fundi is not compulsory. A student in the ACT program is free to purchase a laptop from any service provider;
  • Internet access.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...


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PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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