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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

For admission queries & enquiries, please contact: hum-education@uct.ac.za

Programme Convenor:  A/Prof Rochelle Kapp                                                   

Phase Coordinators:

The PGCE is a one-year qualification to train graduates who wish to become school teachers. It is the ONLY qualification that provides professional registration with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) for graduates with degrees other than the BEd.

2020 Year Planner

Please note that PGCE is NOT offered by distance-learning or by correspondence.

Admission to the PGCE is based on what subjects have been studied for the undergraduate degree, according to guidelines issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Teacher training is in accordance with appropriate prior degree courses in the subjects to be taught.

Download the PGCE admission criteria

There are four PGCEs, all of which are by full-time contact study (February to November) only. Applications are considered in order of receipt and admission to any PGCE will be closed when the available places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Online applications for admission for the following year usually opens in April.

Fees: Download the 2020 Student Fees Handbook

Bursaries: View the available options

The closing date for PGCE Foundation Phase is 31 July, and 31 October for all other PGCE programmes.

* We regret that the PGCE Foundation and Intermediate Phases will not be offered in 2021 *