High School Subjects Needed To Become A Teacher In South Africa

By | August 29, 2019

To be able to gain access to a faculty and to a specific programme, applicants are required to have the appropriate combination of recognised National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examinations Board (IEB) subjects as well as certain levels of achievement in these subjects as set out in this prospectus.


 A valid National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission for degree purposes.
 Minimum APS of 26, excluding Life Orientation.
 A Bachelor’s degree endorsement (the minimum entry requirements to study towards a degree) does not guarantee
admission to the BEd.
 Preliminary admission is based on the results obtained in the final Grade 11 examination.
Final admission is based on the final Grade 12 results.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: National Certificate (vocational) (NCV)
Subject to institutional admission requirements, the minimum admission requirement to Bachelor’s degree programme is a
National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training. The minimum
legislative requirements for admission to a Bachelors’ degree include the achievement of:
 Three (3) fundamental subjects between 60-69% – including English as language of learning and teaching.
 Three vocational subjects from the designated list between 70-79%.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for applicants holding the National Senior Certificate
for Adults (NASCA) or the Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)) for qualifications in the
Faculty of Education.
The B-degree endorsement is a legal requirement to be admitted into the undergraduate programmes in the Faculty
of Education. Thus for both the NASCA and SC(a) for admission to a programme in the Faculty of Education the Senate
Discretionary Approval process will be followed.
Applications will be dealt with by the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee for recommendation to the Faculty Board.
Faculty Board will then refer the approved applications to Senate for Senate Discretionary approval.

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