Advanced Certificates in Teaching

Foundation phase, Intermediate phase, Senior phase English FAL

Now 100% Online

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Build a better society, a better community, a better life.

The University of the Free State now offers Advanced Certificates in Teaching (ACT) 100% online. These programmes enable experienced teachers to earn their National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 6 qualification conveniently on their computers—no travel is required. Busy South African teachers can now complete relevant and required modules electronically - providing more flexibility in meeting personal and professional needs.

Advanced Certificate in Teaching Programmes offered online by UFS: 

Why should you complete your ACT online?


save money
Save Money
no travel
No Travel
save time
Save Time

You can complete your online certificate programme at home and save time and money - no travel is required.
Each certificate can be completed in as few as 18-20 months electronically, on your laptop.

Further advantages to teachers include:

•  Enroll in, pay for, and focus on one 8-week session at a time
•  Finish your certificate in nine or ten 8-week sessions
•  Replace formal, contact-based exams with online assessments
•  Apply new teaching ideas in your classroom
•  Facilitate positive changes in education
•  Become part of an electronic learning community with other South African teachers
•  Learn from a university that regularly works in more than 100 community schools and with teachers just like you


*Laptops are available at affordable rates and financing via EduloanTM. Eduloan is a leading education finance specialist operating in South Africa.

How can I get started? It’s easy.

Online learning presents an outstanding opportunity to conveniently and affordably progress in higher education and obtain advanced professional qualifications. It is a brilliant solution for adult students who cannot easily access traditional on-campus or blended contact programmes. Not everyone, however, is familiar with learning online. To make it easier, we’ve prepared a step-by-step video which will help you create a student profile, and apply online to UFS.

Apply now

Questions? Kindly SMS +27 82 5482 493
for a personal response
or send an email to

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Programme Calendar

UFS offers educators multiple opportunities during the year to begin their online ACT programme.

See the calendar below to get started with our convenient 8-week sessions:

Application Deadline  Payment Deadline  Start Dates
 2 January 20179 January 2017 16 January 2017 
 27 February 2017 6 March 2017 13 March 2017
 24 April 2017 1 May 2017 8 May 2017
 19 June 2017 26 June 2017 3 July 2017
 14 August 2017 21 August 2017 28 August 2017
 9 October 2017 16 October 2017 23 October 2017
 1 January 2018 8 January 2018 15 January 2018



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