AdvDipl (Visual Impairment Studies) (Distance Education)

University of Pretoria
2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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About this program

AdvDipl (Visual Impairment Studies) (Distance Education)

This advanced diploma in Education underscores the importance of visual impairment education for teachers and practitioners who teach and collaborate with learners who with a visual impairment. The qualification focuses on understanding visual impairment, in terms of low vision and blindness. The aim is to equip teachers and practitioners, in support of learners with visual impairment and also to enhance ongoing research in this field.

Admission requirements

Four-year Bachelor of Education or equivalent degree, or General first degree or diploma, plus a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or Advanced Certificate in Education (Level 6 on the former 8-level NQF), or Further Diploma in Education which follows a former professional teaching qualification, or Four-year Higher Diploma in Education. Demonstration of computer literacy skills

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Program content

Block 1

Fundamental modules

  • Information and communication technology for teachers

Core modules

  • Understanding inclusive education and disability as diversity

Block 2

  • Understanding and teaching learners with visual impairment
  • Supporting learners with visual impairment

Block 3

  • Research and practice in visual impairment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please contact the University.


Total Credits: 120

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Education

Our Faculty accommodates more than 3 500 Bachelor of Education students and approximately 900 of our graduates annually enter the teaching profession. We also offer a one-year Higher Certificate in Sports Sciences. Our programmes are strengthened by our partnerships with...

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Contact info

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Education

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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