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​​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.

SOFTWARE YOU CAN ACCES FOR FREE AS A STUDENT OF THE IIE ROSEBANK COLLEGE 
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RECOMMENDED MINIMUM DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS 

Minimum 1GB; recommended memory 2 GB for Windows platforms, 1GB for nonWindows platforms; Minimum disk space 250 MB; recommended disk space 500 MB. The application supports Windows 8.1 or later (including all 64-bit versions); Minimum display are 680x420; PC keyboard or touch-sensitive screen; display with more than 256-colors recommended or higher; 25 MB Free hard drive space recommended​

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. 

​​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.

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​Lecture attendance requirements (for 2019 and beyond) 

  • Students will be allowed access to the main school-based Teaching Experience per relevant year if: a) they have met the 80 % lecture attendance requirement for each of the identified modules as is aligned to Teaching Experience for that year.
  • Dealing with Exceptions: In cases where students’ have not met the 80 % lecture attendance requirement for 1 or more of the identified modules as is aligned to Teaching Experience for that year: 
  • Students will be expected to achieve a combined 80 % lecture attendance (i.e average) across the identified modules on condition that no single module attendance falls below 70 %. Students who fall into this category will submit a 1-page motivation for Teaching Experience access to The IIE’s Brand School of Education Campus Programme Manager for consideration by The IIE’s Brand Head of School: Education in consultation with The IIE’s Central Academic Team. 


​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:

  • Additional Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Education: •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. 
  • FAL: The language you seek to study as your First Additional Language (language offers are campus dependant) 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL applicants, regardless of route of entry to the BEd programmes, are required to meet the indicated additional language requirements for the selected FAL and for English as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT). 
  • In the case of those students who have already graduated from an appropriate initial higher education qualification such as a Higher Certificate, the English requirement may be waived on successful completion of an appropriate proficiency test. Those who do not meet the FAL requirement on their NSC/ equivalent must demonstrate proficiency in the selected FAL

    ​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 four 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. An USAf Exemption Certificate is required. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL applicants, regardless of route of entry to the BEd programmes, are required to meet the indicated additional language requirements for the selected FAL and for English as the Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT). In the case of those students who have already graduated from an appropriate initial higher education qualification such as a Higher Certificate, the English requirement may be waived on successful completion of an appropriate proficiency test

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

    School of Tomorrow (SOT) (last date of achievement 30 June 2019) 

    Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be conditionally admitted directly into the 1st year of the degree, provided that they have: a) submitted their SOT certificate along with a statement of results and have achieved at least 50 % in 4 recognised 20-credit NSC subjects with 50% in English and 40% for the FAL - using the SOT National Conversion Table

    Achieved the following for the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)- AQL: - Academic Literacy (AL) score of at least 51 AND a Quantitative Literacy (QL) score of at least 38 An USAf Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for a degree exemption admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.


    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