PGCE (Early Childcare and Education) Age 0 - 5 years

Qualification | Early Childcare and Education

Duration
An Academic Year |   37 weeks
Mode of Study
Online / Distance Learning
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

::  Successful completion of an undergraduate degree (minimum 360 credits)
::  Preferred - modules completed in Early Child Development and/or related or similar modules

::  Acceptance may be at the discretion of the HoD who may require an online/onsite interview

School-based Teaching Practice
Minimum requirement | 12 weeks supervised teaching practice
Minimum 4 of the 12 weeks must be consecutive 
Preferred | full time paid / voluntary position for the duration of the programme
Number of Credits
130 credits
SADCQF Level
Level 8
Language of Instruction
English
English Proficiency
Fluent
Recognition of Prior Study for Transfer of Credit
Fundamental Learning:  ICT and Second Language Competency - 10 credits
Access to Further Study
MEd
Semester One | 18 weeks
Term One | 9 weeks
Term Two | 9 weeks
Semester Two | 18 weeks
Term Three | 9 weeks
Term Four | 9 weeks
 eCampus Orientation 1 Week
Academic Weeks 22
Teaching Practice Weeks 12
Recess 8 Weeks
Final Exam 1 week
 
Students who maintain a 75% grade or more on projects / assignments / presentations / tests and any other piece of work, shall not be required to take the end of year exam
YEAR LONG MODULES
Play-based pedagogies  |  Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Concept Formation  |  Identity Development  |  Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM)
20 credits
Early and Emergent Literacy in Early Childcare and Education  |  Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM)
Mathematical Concepts and Early Emergent Numeracy in Early Childcare and Education  |  Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM)
Life Skills (Beginning Knowledge | Personal and Social Well-being | Creative Arts | Physical and Motor Ability in Early Child Development  |  Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM)
Education Studies
20 credits
20 credits
20 credits
20 credits
SEMESTER ONE MODULES
Inclusive Education
Academic literacy
10 credits
10 credits
Approved Prior Learning (APL)  |  Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Second Language Competency and/or Information and Computer Technology (ICT)
10 credits
School-based Teaching Practice
Teaching Practice
Students must find their own teaching placements where they are required to complete a minimum of twelve (12) weeks of practice, four (4) of which must be consecutive | preferred full time paid / volunteer position for the duration of the programme
Portfolio Based
Knowledge Mix
Disciplinary
Pedagogical 
Practical
Situational
Fundamental
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Ubuntu Varsity Teacher Education eCampus PGCE qualifications are super intense
students have to meet an exceptionally demanding academic and practical teaching practice programme