Where To Study PGCE In South Africa

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PGCE Courses

A Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a course that takes a year to two years, depending on whether you are on full-time study or part-time study.

This course equips its graduates with teaching skills in the classroom and to hone their skills in a teaching subject that they have done during their undergraduate study.

Three phases of speciality:

  1. PGCE Primary: Teach children in primary school. 
  1. PGCE Secondary: Teach high school learners.
  1. PGCE Further/Adult Education: Teach in higher education institutions or adult education classes.

Universities That Offer PGCE in South Africa

Below is a list of higher education institutions that one can study PGCE:

  1. University of South Africa (UNISA)
  2. University of Zululand (UNIZULU)
  3. Walter Sisulu University (WSU)
  4. University of South Africa (UNISA)
  5. University of Cape Town (UCT) 
  6. University of Pretoria (UP)
  7. University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
  8. University of Stellenbosch
  9. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
  10. North-West University (NWU)
  11. University of the Western Cape  (UWC)
  12. Rhodes University
  13. University of the Free State (UFS)
  14. Nelson Mandela University (NMU)
  15. Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
  16. Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
  17. Central University of Technology (CUT)
  19. Varsity College (VC)
  20. Sol Plaatje University
  21. Two Oceans Graduate Institute

NSFAS will not be funding this course, however you can explore other options to fund your PGCE such as the Funza Lushaka Bursary, Fundi and student loans, just to mention a few.

For a full list of places to study PGCE, head to our Where To Study section.


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