For admission queries & enquiries, please contact:

Phase Coordinator:

The PGCE is a one-year qualification to train graduates who wish to become school teachers. It is the ONLY qualification that provides professional registration with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) for graduates with degrees other than the BEd.

NB: Both Foundation and Intermediate Phases are not offered in 2025.

2024 Year Planner

Registration Subject Selection for PGCE programme 2024

Please note that the PGCE is NOT offered by distance-learning nor by correspondence

Admission to the PGCE is based on what subjects have been studied for the undergraduate degree, according to guidelines issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Teacher training is in accordance with appropriate prior degree courses in the subjects to be taught.

Download the PGCE admission criteria

Applications are considered in order of receipt and admission to any PGCE or method course will be closed when the available places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Frequently Asked Questions by both prospective and current students.

Watch this admissions video, which was a webinar hosted by the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Group. It is relevant to all prospective PGCE students.

PGCE help with VULA and PeopleSoft.

Online applications for admission for the following year usually opens in April.

Fees: Details about fees are available here.

Bursaries: View the available options and have a look at the Financial Assistance Handbook for Postgraduate students.

The closing date for applications is on 31 October. Please apply early.
* NB: Please note that the PGCE English FET-Only & Geography FET-Only methods subject (single teaching subject) will NOT be offered in 2025. History FET-Only will continue to be on offer in 2025. *