Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching
Qualified teachers can now complete an advanced certificate 100% online in as little as 21 calendar months.
This fully online programme enables teachers to achieve a national qualification level of learning achievement through increased knowledge, problem-solving exercises, and practical applications. The skills learned can immediately be used in the classroom; completing the Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT) also 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 the demonstration of 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 seven consecutive 10-week modules. These are designed to meet the occupational needs of working teachers and includes academic tutoring and technological support. Students can enrol and pay for one module at a time.
This certificate programme can be completed on a part-time basis in as little as 21 months.
The Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching (Grade 4 to 6) aims to equip teachers to interpret curricula at a classroom level and to apply the pedagogy associated with assessment practices in the Intermediate Phase.
The following are some of the competences which will be developed:
- Principles and approaches to assessment in language teaching
- Integration of assessment in teaching and learning in the classroom
- Feedback to learners
- Understanding diversity in South Africa
- Positive work ethic
- Reflecting critically with professional community of colleagues