Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Grade R Teaching in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Grade R Teaching ()
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  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Diploma in Grade R Teaching program is designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach and care for children in the crucial Grade R phase. It covers various subjects including;
-Child development
-Early childhood education
-Curriculum planning
-Classroom management.
With a strong emphasis on play-based learning, graduates are prepared to create stimulating and inclusive learning environments that promote holistic development.

Upon completion, graduates can pursue a range of career opportunities such as:
1. Grade R teacher
2. Early childhood educator
3. Pre-school teacher
4. Childcare center manager
5. Education consultant
6. Curriculum developer
7. Educational resource developer
8. Child development specialist
9. Education coordinator
10. Child psychologist.

Institutions Offering Diploma in Grade R Teaching

  • Stadio Higher Education Stadio Higher Education, Helderkruin  
    Course entry requirements:
    -You must be an employed teacher who is underqualified
    -A Senior Certificate (SC) with a minimum of 50% in English; or
    -A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 40% in four 20-credit modules, and a minimum of 50% in English Home Language or First Additional Language; or
    -A National Senior Certificate – Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)) with a minimum of 50% in three fundamental subjects, including English; and a minimum of 60% in three vocational subjects; or
    -The STADIO Higher Certificate in Pre-School Education (NQF 5); or
    -A Higher Certificate (NQF 5) in the field of education or another relevant field; or ‒ Early Childhood Development (ECD Level 4 or 5); or
    -Diploma in ECD (Level 5); or ‒ Adult Basic Education (ABET Level 5).

    In addition, applicants must have passed one of the following Home Languages in matric or NQF Level 4:

    In addition, applicants will be required to submit a Teaching Affidavit with their application.

    Please note: Your home language choice must be the same as your home language passed in matric (or at NQF Level 4). Students who take English Home Language cannot also take English First Additional Language and must choose a different First Additional Language. Students who do not take English Home Language must take English First Additional Language.

    -Assessment of prior learning may lead to entry or an advanced credit standing at the discretion of the Faculty.
    -If you are over the age of 23 and do not meet the specified requirements, please contact us to discuss possible admission due to mature age.

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Edutel Holdings (Pty) Ltd  Edutel Holdings (Pty) Ltd , Roodepoort  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) National Senior Certificate (NSC) which grants access to Diploma studies or
    (ii) National Certificate (Vocational) NC (V) at NQF Level 4 which grants access to Diploma studies or
    (iii) A Level 4 or level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Development or
    (iv) A foreign qualification that is equivalent to the NSC as determined by SAQA or
    (v) A Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC) at NQF Level 4.

    Students who have completed their Senior Certificate prior to 2008 must have obtained at least four subjects on level D or higher.
  • Mukhanyo Theological College Mukhanyo Theological College, KwaMhlanga  
    Admission criteria
    -Applicants must already be working at a school in Grade R to be able to apply for admission.
    -The minimum admission requirement for this qualification, as stated by the Department of Higher Education and Training, is a National Senior Certificate with diploma endorsement or equivalent.
    -A level 4 or level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Development may also be presented for admission. It is assumed that students with such qualifications will have the necessary knowledge, skills and values to register for a level 6 qualification.
  • SANTS Private Higher Education Institution SANTS Private Higher Education Institution, Pretoria  
    Course duration: 3 years
  • Lyceum College Lyceum College, Braamfontein  

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