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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

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

Programme Convenor:  Dr Kate Angier                                                 

Phase Coordinator:

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. NB: Both Foundation and Intermediate Phases are not offered in 2022.

2022 Year Planner

Registration curriculum advice for PGCE programme 2022

Please note that the PGCE is NOT offered by distance-learning nor 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

Applications are considered in order of receipt and admission to any PGCE or method course will be closed when the available places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Frequently Asked Questions by both prospective and current students.

Watch this admissions video, which was a webinar hosted by the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Group. It is relevant to all prospective PGCE students.

PGCE help with VULA and PeopleSoft.

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

Fees: Details about fees are available here.

Bursaries: View the available options and have a look at the Financial Assistance Handbook for Postgraduate students.

The closing date for applications are on 31 August. Please apply early.

* We regret that the PGCE Foundation and Intermediate Phases will not be offered in 2023 *

* We regret that the PGCE FET-only courses for English only, History only and Geography only will not be offered in 2023 *