Do the online ACT programmes require travel or contact sessions?
No travel or contact sessions are required.
You can complete each consecutive, 10-week module fully online, leading to a certificate.
This allows you the flexibility to study at times best suited to your schedule.
The instructional modules can be accessed at any time via a laptop with internet connection, from home, school, or wherever you are.
Do the ACT programmes require formal examinations?
No formal exams are required. Instead, you will complete continuous online assessments measuring your understanding of the content and its application in the classroom.
What if I need help?
It is okay if you need help! It is part of learning. Assistance from online facilitators as well as technical support is included. As part of the orientation module, you will be trained to access and use the online portal.
How can I feel confident that the content will provide me with what I need?
The UFS ACT modules have been created and evaluated by experienced South African and international teachers, and the UFS has a history of working in community schools with teachers just like you.
Does online learning really work?
Research shows that students who complete online learning programmes demonstrate academic achievement which is ‘equal to or better than’ those of contact-based students.
How long does it take to complete an ACT programme online?
The programmes are organised into consecutive 10-week modules, so that you can complete the qualification more quickly than in other formats.
The ACT certificates can each be completed in as little as 21 calendar months.