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COURSE OUTLINE

​​In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme, and have met all Work Integrated Learning requirements.​​ ​ In some, but limited instances some modules may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements and fees have not changed.

The Independent Institute of Education’s official prospectus is available on www.iie.ac.za and on the library webpage. Information in this prospectus takes precedence over other programme and qualification information provided​.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do you want to teach grades R to 3? Then The IIE's Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching degree is for you. This qualification will produce highly skilled, innovative teachers for South African schools. 

2019 Applications open. 

​​WHAT YOU CAN BECOME​​

This is a 4 year professional qualification and upon completion of this qualification you will be qualified as a professional teacher for Grades R to 3.  A range of other education related careers will also be open to you.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP​

Graduates of The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching will be able to facilitate the all-round development of young children in a manner that is sensitive to individual learner needs.  You will be able to manage a class of young children in such a way that each child learns to the best of their ability and you will be skilled in the art of lesson development and assessment to track the progress of each learner.

TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFICATION 

Full-time: This is a four year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at Rosebank College. Lectures take place during the day on weekdays and your classroom learning is supplemented by the additional support and material available online on RCLearn which is our virtual learning space. This qualification is only offered at our Braamfontein, Pretoria CBD and Durban campus. 

THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

The IIE’s Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 482-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 96408). On successful completion you will receive a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching degree from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa. It is also fully recognised by the Department of Basic Education for the purposes of registering as a teacher and teaching in a South African school.

​WHAT GETS YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR?

To register, you must meet one of the following entry requirements.  Please note that demand for this qualification is high and thus early application and registration are highly recommended.

NSC admission route

  • A NSC (National Senior Certificate) with Degree admission- A minimum of 50 % for English coupled with a minimum of 50% for three x DESIGNATED NSC subjects (This excludes LO which is a 10 credit subject); OR
  • NC(V) (National Certificate (Vocational)​) with Degree admission – A minimum of 60 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation , with a minimum of 70% in the four  vocational subjects is required; OR
  • A SC (with endorsement) or equivalent; OR
  • Alternatively, a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

You need to have met the additional requirements as stipulated below:

For the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching and the Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching:

  • The degree is delivered in English and this is known as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT) in the BEd degree.  All applicants must have achieved a minimum of 50% in English on their NSC/ SC/ equivalent qualification – whether as a Home Language (HL)* or First Additional Language (FAL) ** 
  • In addition
    • All applicants to the BEd programmes must have obtained at least a Level 3 (40%) at the NSC or equivalent level, as a HL or FAL,  in the language they are seeking to study as a FAL in the BEd  OR

    • Must demonstrate language proficiency (LP) *** in the selected FAL BEd language/s. To be admitted via this option, candidates are required to pass a language proficiency test in the relevant language/s.

​Mature Age Admission:

  • Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least for higher or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher grade subject; OR
  • Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration and must be able to meet the language proficiency requirements above.
PLEASE NOTE:
  • First Additional Language (FAL) options offered by The IIE are campus-specific.
  • * Home Language (HL) refers to the language spoken at home.
  • ** First Additional Language refers to the language that is stated as FAL on the NSC
  • ***Language proficiency (LP), as used for access to the BEd programmes, refers to intermediate level academic fluency in a language with regards to understanding and writing.

Please note that requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of printing, however, these may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements have not changed.

​If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • Due to the language requirement, no international students to be considered for this qualification unless they completed Grade 12 in South Africa.
  • you have an equivalent qualification to the NSC which has been evaluated by Universities South Africa (USAf) and certified as being equivalent.
  • you must have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.  
The B Ed is designed for SA students and schools and therefore the language requirements are designed to support the development of languages in South Africa. Admission concessions that involve substitution of FAL credits are, however, available for international students under particular conditions. Please discuss with the campus concerned.


Kindly note that different and additional admission criteria apply for the School of Education qualifications. 

Education qualifications are only available at our Durban, Pretoria CBD and Braamfontein campus.

Your entry into the qualification will be confirmed once you have been contacted by School of Education (SoE), up until then your application/registration is conditional/pending.

 

Application requirements

1. Certified copy of your ID 

2. Certified copy of your latest academic results: 

• National Senior Certificate, Senior Certificate OR 

• Grade 11 results OR 

• Grade 12 June results OR 

• Any other qualification obtained 3. Non-refundable Application fee of R150

 

Admission requirements

Applicants with National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor Degree OR Senior Certificate (SC) with endorsement: 

• English: 50% Home Language (HL)* or First Additional Language (FAL)** 

• First Additional language (FAL)**: 40% and above

In addition 

• All applicants to the BEd programmes must have obtained at least a Level 3 (40%) at the NSC or equivalent level, as a HL or FAL, in the language they are seeking to study as a FAL in the BEd OR 

• Must demonstrate language proficiency (LP) *** in the selected FAL BEd language/s. To be admitted via this option, candidates are required to pass a language proficiency test in the relevant language. 


* Home Language (HL) refers to the language spoken at home. 

** First Additional Language (FAL) refers to the language that is stated as FAL on the NSC ***Language Proficiency (LP), as used for access to the BEd programmes, refers to intermediate level academic fluency in a language with regards to understanding and writing. For full admission requirements, please contact the student advisor on campus.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: All FALs offered by The IIE are campus specific, and that not all FALs can be accommodated at each campus. 

FALs are offered as follows: Braamfontein Campus: IsiZulu and Setswana | Durban Campus: IsiZulu and Afrikaans  | Pretoria CBD: Sepedi and Setswana