Advanced Certificate in Teaching -

Foundation Phase online
132 credits
18 modules
8-week sessions (nine consecutive)
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Complete your qualification in as little as 18-20 months and lead change in your community

This fully-online programme enables educators to advance through increased knowledge, problem solving exercises, and practical applications. The skills learned can be used immediately in the classroom and ACT completion certifies teachers as fully-qualified according to South Africa's Department of Basic Education. Currently, fully-qualified teachers wanting to work in different content areas or grade levels can also expand their current credentials by completing the ACT in their desired area of teaching.

Students complete the certificate programme via a 100% online format, so no travel or contact sessions are required. There are no formal exams; student progress is measured through online assessments based on demonstrating methods and procedures to be used in the professional management of learning within defined contexts.

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 6 competencies are organised into nine consecutive 8-week sessions. These are designed to meet the practical needs of working educators, and include online facilitators and technology support. Students can enrol in, and pay for, one session at a time.

This certificate programme can be completed, on a part-time basis, in as few as 18-20 months.


Starting your programme

The Advanced Certificate in Teaching (Foundation Phase) online programme is designed as an efficient and accelerated means for educators to advance in their qualification level via an online platform.

To provide the maximum opportunity for students to complete their certificates, the academic calendar for the programme is organised into multiple admit term starts per year.

Each start date has accompanying application and payment deadlines that must be met before the student can begin.

Please see the calendar below for scheduled start dates and deadlines:

 Application Deadline  Payment Deadline   Start Dates 
 2 January 20179 January 2017 16 January 2017 
 27 February 20176 March 2017 13 March 2017 
24 April 2017 1 May 2017  8 May 2017
 19 June 201726 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 201815 January 2018 
Tuition Fees

The ACT online programmes are designed to be affordable for educators, saving time and money compared to other formats. Tuition fees are calculated per 8-week session. Students can enrol in, and pay for, each consecutive session as studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.


Per 8-week session - R2 435
ACT – Foundation Phase online programme (9 sessions) – R21 915 (total tuition)

International students pay an annual levy for 2017. The amounts are as follows:

International students (SADC countries): R2 800
International students (non-SADC countries): R4 020

More Information

Do you have questions or require more specific information about the Advanced Certificates in Teaching?

Please contact us according to your question topic: 

  • For more information on the ACT programmes available online
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  • Contacting the South Campus
    Write to: South Campus, PO Box 339, Church Street, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa
    Call: +27 51 505 1342               
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