This fully online programme enables educators to achieve a national qualification level of learning achievement through increased knowledge, problem solving exercises, and practical applications. The skills learned can be used immediately in the classroom and ACT completion qualifies teachers for possible promotions or rerouting to a better job.
Students complete the certificate programme via a 100% online format, so no travel or contact sessions are required. There are no formal exams; student progress is measured through online assessments based on demonstrating methods and procedures to be used in the professional management of learning within defined contexts.
Applied competencies to meet National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 6 are organised into 5 consecutive 10 week sessions. These are designed to meet the occupational needs of working educators, and academic tutoring and technological support is included. Students can enroll in, and pay for, one session at a time.
This certificate programme can be completed, on a part-time student basis, in as few as 21 months.
Admission into the Advanced Certificate in Teaching is subject to the General Rules for Undergraduate Qualifications. In addition, applicants must adhere to the requirements of the Faculty of Education and the Specific Requirements of the Discipline. The following Specific Requirements apply:
A laptop, as part of the equipment a student needs for the program, is compulsory. ICT forms an integral part of the ACT program.
You will be provided the opportunity to buy a laptop through Eduloan TM at an exceptional competitive price on the Student Technology Program (STP). General information is available at http://www.eduloan.co.za/
The laptops purchased through the STP initiative come pre-loaded with the necessary anti-virus and processing software. However, purchasing of a laptop through Eduloan TM is not compulsory. A student in the ACT program is free to purchase a laptop from any service provider.
It is important for students to note that the UFS will take no responsibility to ensure that the laptop the student provides is suitable for use in the program.