University Of Venda Foundation Phase

by Israel Boafo Bansah

University Of Venda Foundation Phase, Foundation Phase, Pre-primary, pre-school or kindergarten educators play a vital role in the early development of children. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves and the world and can determine their later success or failure in society and affect their personal lives. (Pace Careers)

The Faculty educates teachers in several disciplines. Our primary role is to prepare pre-service teachers for their work in schools, ensuring that they have a strong disciplinary base for their professional work. A second major role is the teaching of in-service educators. The work is informed by, and closely related to our research and community outreach. We bring to our work a keen interest in the local context, using it as an opportunity for exploring issues that are universal in education. We work closely with schools and other sites of education and attempt to keep theory and practice in dialogue with one another. The Faculty offers a wide range of non-selection undergraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees, as well as postgraduate certificates, Honours, Master’s and Doctoral study programmes.

Students in our undergraduate Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree (offered in Pre-school and Foundation, Intermediate, Senior and FET phases) are preparing to be teachers in primary and secondary schools. The key teaching and learning tenet of the programme is reflection, with an emphasis on teaching prospective teachers about teaching as opposed to teaching them only how to teach.

In a world where education changes lives, we at the Faculty of Education change the social fabric of our community, culture and ultimately the world through the interaction between teaching and learning.

Contact details: Bloemfontein (Undergraduate studies)

Programme Director: Dr Boitumelo Moreeng | +27 51 401 9834/3041 | eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

BEd Foundation Phase: An-Marie Loots | +27 51 401 3059 | eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

QwaQwa (Undergraduate studies)

Coordinator: Mr ME Dlamini: +27 58 718 5483 | dlaminime@ufs.ac.za

BEd Foundation Phase / BEd Intermediate Phase / BEd Senior and FET Phase and Postgraduate Certificate in Education: DM Mohono or TJ Madonsela | +27 58 718 5004/5 | mohonodm@ufs.ac.za or madonselatj@ufs.ac.za

Requirements

  • NSC and an AP of 28
  • Language of instruction on level 4 (50%)
  • NBT for Academic (AL) and Quantitative (QL) Literacy Test
  • Subject to selection

Bachelor in Education (BEd): 4 years

Programme DescriptionMinimum Admission Requirements
ProgrammeAcademic Plan CodeAPLanguage of instructionSelectionCompulsory National Benchmark TestCampus
BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching)BC735152284 (50%)YesAL, QLBC, QC

Notes:

  • Closing date for applications is 29 September 2017.
  • Additional admission requirements are applicable regarding the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Music and Sesotho. Contact the relevant faculty.

ADMISSION

Pay attention to the following important information:

  • Higher Education South Africa (HESA) set specific admission requirements that you must meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008, and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need the following to apply for admission to a Bachelor’s Degree at any South African university:
    • Four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package, must be from the designated subject list.
    • Achieve a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in each of these four (4) subjects
  • All admission requirements apply to first year students in 2018.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is dependent on the following:
    • Your application meets all the minimum requirements for the programme
    • The programme must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application
  • The UFS reserves to right to change the minimum requirements of each programme without notifying you.
  • Applications for all non-selection programmes close on 29 September 2017.

An admission point (AP) consisting of seven levels is used. Points will be awarded for six academic modules. 
Note: No points will be awarded for achievement levels lower than 30%:

Percentage7 (90-100%)7 (80-89%)6 (70-79%)5 (60-69%)4 (50-59%)3 (40-49%)2 (30-39%)
AP8765432

One point is awarded for Life Orientation (LO) from achievement level 5 (60%) or higher.

How to apply

APPLICATION TO STUDY AT THE UFS IS FREE FOR SA, SADC AND NON-SADC STUDENTS

ONLINE application: Go to www.ufs.ac.za. Follow the link ‘how to apply’ – online application. For assistance, contact +27 51 401 9538.

Remember to upload copies of:

  • Your ID or passport
  • Your parent’s ID or passport if you are younger than 18 years
  • Your Grade 11 final results and Grade 12 June results, both with the school’s stamp
  • Your academic records if you are a current student at another institution of higher learning

WRITTEN application: Go to www.ufs.ac.za. Follow the link ‘how to apply’ and download the application. Complete and sign it, and post it with all the relevant documentation to The Application Office, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300.

Remember to include copies of:

  • Your ID or passport
  • Your parent’s ID or passport if you are younger than 18 years
  • Your Grade 11 final results and Grade 12 June results, both with the school’s stamp
  • Your academic records if you are a current student at another institution of higher learning

Contact details: Bloemfontein (Undergraduate studies)

Programme Director: Dr Boitumelo Moreeng | +27 51 401 9834/3041 | eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

BEd Foundation Phase: An-Marie Loots | +27 51 401 3059 | eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

QwaQwa (Undergraduate studies)

Coordinator: Mr ME Dlamini: +27 58 718 5483 | dlaminime@ufs.ac.za

BEd Foundation Phase / BEd Intermediate Phase / BEd Senior and FET Phase and Postgraduate Certificate in Education: DM Mohono or TJ Madonsela | +27 58 718 5004/5 | mohonodm@ufs.ac.za or madonselatj@ufs.ac.za

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