Advanced Certificates in Teaching

Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase, Senior Phase English FAL

Now 100% online

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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, as a teacher, enrol for the online ACT?


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  • You will learn how to incorporate technology into your classroom and in your own practice as a teacher.
  • You will be kept in touch with recent methodologies of the subject(s) you teach.
  • The online ACT will qualify you in a different area or specialisation, eg. if you are a Foundation Phase teacher who would like to teach in the Intermediate or Senior Phase.
  • You will upgrade your competency with the subject you are teaching without the proper subject qualification.
  • Teachers not yet on a REQV14 teaching qualification level will upgrade from REQV 13 level to REQV14.
  • Teachers can complete the qualification in 18–20 months compared to the usual 24 months.
  • The knowledge gained can be incorporated immediately in your classrooms.
  • The programmes are taught by highly qualified faculty.
  • The programme is HEQC-approved.
  • The programme offers six starting dates per year.
  • It will save you money, as no travelling to contact sessions is required. All 100% online sessions with an online facilitator to guide you.
  • You can earn Professional Development points.
  • You can complete the qualification in 18-20 months compared to 24 months.


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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 the UFS.

Apply Now

Questions? Kindly email to
or SMS +27 82 548 2493 for response
or call 0800 982 167

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Programme Calendar

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

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

Application Deadline  Payment Deadline  Start Dates
1 Jan 20188 Jan 201822 Jan 2018
26 Feb 20185 Mar 201819 Mar 2018
23 Apr 201830 Apr 201814 May 2018



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