Formal Programmes operates from the beautiful UFS South Campus situated on the outskirts of Bloemfontein – city of roses. We teach and support our students at more than 50 learning centres all over the country.

What is Formal Programmes all about? Formal Programmes delivers qualification programmes to distance learning students in seven (7) provinces of South Africa. These programmes are:

  • National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) – phasing out
  • Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) – phasing out
  • Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT)

The new and exciting ACT programme is presented in both a blended learning mode as well as a 100% online mode.

Formal Programmes is also responsible for the administrative activities of the partnership LLB programme, which the UFS Faculty of Law delivers at seven (7) Varsity College campuses.

Formal Programmes consists of the following sub-divisions:

  • Assessment Centre
  • Distance Learning Marketing
  • Language Editing and Translation
  • Material Development, Printing, and Distribution
  • ACT Online
  • RPL Office
  • Tender Projects

Formal Programmes is committed to delivering quality distance learning programmes to students all over South Africa.

For more information contact us:
Mr Pierre Plekker
Director: Open Distance Learning Formal Programmes
South Campus
Tel.: +27(51)505-1250
Fax: 086 525 5380


Lydia Moilwa
+27 51 505 1201

Applications and Registrations
Lourette Wilson
+27 51 505 1378

Formal Programmes
Lebohang Seseane
+27 51 505 1452

Short Learning Programmes
Charlene Afrika
+27 51 505 1474

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