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Teaching Career

Information for prospective teachers wanting to start studying at university

To train as a school teacher at UCT, students complete a Bachelor's degree (3 or 4 years’ study) followed by the one-year, full-time only, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Foundation Phase (Grades R to 3), or Intermediate phase (Grades 4 to 6), or Senior phase and Further Education (Grades 7 to 12), or Further Education (Grades 10 to 12). Please download our leaflet Thinking of teaching for 2018 for full details.

UCT does not have a BEd degree and there are no plans to introduce one.

Consult the Bursaries page for information about bursaries for prospective teachers.

Information for prospective teachers who have degrees

If you already have a degree, you will need to do a PGCE, which is a one year, full time qualification.