R24,637.60

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FIRST YEAR

3 - 6 Years

Duration

Anytime

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Celebrating our Heritage Promotion : Receive a free Foundations in Teaching Grade R online course when you sign up for this diploma.

Promotion

Celebrating our Heritage Promotion : Receive a free Foundations in Teaching Grade R online course when you sign up for this diploma.

Diploma in Grade R Teaching


Full Qualifications

SAQA ID 91954

NQF Level 6

Credits 360

Pursue a career as an educator and teacher in primary education. Gain experience in applying such knowledge and skills in the context of working with Grade R learners in a school.

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R24,637.60

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FIRST YEAR

3 - 6 Years

Duration

Anytime

Registration

R24,637.60

course fees

FIRST YEAR

3 - 6 Years

Duration

Anytime

Registration

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Description

The Diploma in Grade R Teaching is the minimum qualification for Grade R teachers. The purpose of the Diploma in Grade R Teaching is to develop teachers who can demonstrate general principles, as well as focused knowledge and skills appropriate for Grade R teaching. The qualification requires a depth of specialisation of knowledge, together with practical skills and experience in a Grade R classroom teaching context. As part of the qualification, students are expected to gain experience in applying such knowledge and skills in the context of working with Grade R learners in a school.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to empower teachers with the appropriate skills and knowledge to the curricula, and to optimise any teaching-learning situation.

Assessment

Assessments consist of one assignment (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject. If you fail to submit the compulsory assignment in time you can request permission to submit a penalty assignment at a penalty fee. If you did not submit an assignment you cannot register for examinations. Make sure you submit the compulsory assignment within the prescribed time because it does not cost you anything.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:-

  • Assignment contributes 60% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 40% towards the final mark

A student who submitted an assignment for a specific subject, and fails that subject, does not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination. The assignment mark is automatically carried over. However, if the assignment mark is low, and the student wishes to re-do the assignment, he/ she may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning (EL)

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning (EL) implies that a learner will gain practical knowledge in the field of study through formative assessment.

Accreditation and Duration

This is a part-time higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is also registered at SAQA.

Duration:

  • Minimum – 3 years of study (part-time)
  • Maximum – 6 years of study (part-time)

Career Options

Learners could pursue a career as an:

  • Educator/teacher in primary education, i.e., Grade R.

Certification

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Diploma in Grade R Teaching and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.

It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.

Learner Material

Study material are largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.
Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student. (Terms and Conditions apply)

The College has a small number of prescribed textbooks. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.

Lyceum College has prescribed textbooks in the Library that can be issued for a limited period on a first come first serve basis. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.

Progression/Articulation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.

The final approval for applications in respects of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.

Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer – CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.

Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with Diploma Entry 

(30% in English and 40% in Maths/60% in Maths Lit and if the Math requirement is not met then the student needs to register for Introduction to Math in first year) 

  • National Senior Certificate (Vocational) with Diploma Entry 

(30% in English and 40% in Maths/60% in Maths Lit and if the Math requirement is not met then the student needs to register for Introduction to Math in first year) 

  • A Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Development at NQF 4 or 5 

(This includes ETDP SETA FETC in ECD at NQF 4 or the HC in ECD at NQF 5; the NATED N5 or N6 NCertificate at NQF 5) 

  • SC with endorsement 

If a prospective student does not meet these requirements, then they should apply for RPL for Access – R850 – time here can be as little as 24 hours depending on how quickly the prospective student completes the online assessments and the Head of Faculty responds to the RPL report 

Subjects

Compulsory

Life Skills 1
Mathematics 1
Early Childhood Education in South Africa
Introduction to Mathematics
Introduction to Educational Studies
Educational Psychology 1
Grade R Observation Teaching Practice
Philosophy of Education
Practice Teaching – Life Skills (WIL)
Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning (Portfolio only)

Electives | Select one conversational and one Learning and Teaching language

IsiZulu as a Conversational Language
Xhosa as a Conversational Language
SeSwati as a Conversational Language
SeSotho as a Conversational Language
SeTswana as a Conversational Language
Afrikaans as a Language of Learning and Teaching
English as a Language of Learning and Teaching
isiZulu as a Language of Learning and Teaching
Xhosa as a Language of Learning and Teaching
SeSwati as a Language of Learning and Teaching
SeSotho as a Language of Learning and Teaching
SeTswana as a Language of Learning and Teaching

Compulsory

Mathematics 2 and Methodology
Life Skills 2 and Methodology
Computer Practice for Teachers (Portfolio Only)
English First Additional Language and Methodology
Families in Cultural Context and Young Children in Multi-cultural Perspective
Grade R Classroom Management
Practice teaching – Languages (WIL)

Electives | Select one Learning and Teaching language

Afrikaans as a Language of Learning and Teaching
English as a Language of Learning and Teaching
isiZulu as a Language of Learning and Teaching
Xhosa as a Language of Learning and Teaching
SeSwati as a Language of Learning and Teaching
SeSotho as a Language of Learning and Teaching
SeTswana as a Language of Learning and Teaching

Compulsory

Curriculum Studies
Educational Psychology 2
Life Skills 3 and Methodology
Legislation and Children’s Rights
Mathematics 3 and Methodology
Professional Development
Professional Ethics and Perspectives in Education
Practice Teaching – Mathematics (WIL)

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