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Here are common questions about the online UFS Advanced Certificate in Teaching programmes offered by the South Campus.
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Presently, the UFS offers three Advanced Certificates in Teaching:
No formal exams are required. Instead, the student completes online assessments measuring their understanding of content and its application to the classroom.
It is okay if you need help. That is part of learning. Both online tutoring and technology support are included in the ACT programmes.
To make progressing through the programme easier, students are instructed in how to access and use the online portal as part of their first module.
UFS ACT modules have been created and evaluated by experienced South African and international educators.
Furthermore, the UFS has a history of working in community schools alongside teachers just like you.
Research shows that students completing online learning programmes have outcomes that are 'equal to or better than' those of contact-based students.
The programmes are organised into consecutive eight-week sessions, so that the student can complete them more quickly than other formats.
The Foundation Phase and Senior Phase English FAL certificates can each be completed in as little as 18 months, while the Intermediate Phase, with its four areas of focus, can be completed in as few as 20 months.
Tuition fees for the ACT online programmes are affordable and based on eight-week sessions of R2 435.
The student can enrol, and pay for one eight-week session at a time. International students pay an annual levy for 2017.
• International students (SADC countries): R2 800
• International students (non-SADC countries): R4 020