UNISA B.ED DEGREE: Foundation Phase (CODE 02593)

UNISA B.ED DEGREE: Foundation Phase (CODE 02593)

This course is endorsed by UNISA - everyone planning to start a new qualification must apply for admission at UNISA. The Bachelor Degree in Foundation Phase is a qualification in Pre-Primary and Primary Education of children. This programme complies fully with these requirements, which include language and content subject proficiency, as well as practical training.

The programme consists of 40 modules, divided into three major study components.

A. Professional Studies: 15 Compulsory modules
B. Education Theme: 10 Compulsory modules
C. THREE School Subject: 15 Compulsory modules
(Two school subjects up to 2nd year level and Third school subject on 1st year level. It is compulsory to include English as well as either Afrikaans or an African Language as part of the school subject combination.)

There are compulsory Teaching Practice modules which are year modules and can ONLY be registered during semester 1 registration period. Teaching practice includes five weeks of compulsory practical training every year.


What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

This part-time course consists of 40 modules of which a maximum of 10 modules are studied every year. Tuition takes place on 2 Saturdays a month. The duration of this course will depend on the qualification you already hold, but the course must be completed within a maximum period of 8 years.

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with degree endorsement. (50% in the language of teaching and learning).
  • Number of Modules: 40
  • Minimum Duration: 4 years
  • A National Senior Certificate with the required symbols + National N-Diploma: Educare
  • Number of Modules: 40
  • Minimum Duration: 4 years
Enrolment in January and July.
Application in September and April.


Where can I study this course?

UNISA B.ED DEGREE: Foundation Phase (CODE 02593) is only available at:

Mrs Annelie Carstens (Programme Manager)
(T) : (021) 100 3433
(E) :


What will I be studying during this course?

The course consists of 40 modules, with a maximum of 10 modules to study per year (five modules each semester). Tuition takes place on two Saturdays each month.
  • Being a professional teacher
  • Science and Technology
  • Afrikaans/Xhosa
  • Teaching Practice 4
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Early Childhood Teaching
  • HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling
  • Health in Childhood Education
  • Childhood Development
  • Art and Handwork
  • Guidance, Counselling & Life Skill Development
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • The Young Child and Learning
  • Music & Movement
  • Inclusive Education A
  • Children’s Literature
  • Inclusive Education B
  • The Reception Year
  • Management of Institutions
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Theoretical Frameworks in Education
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Environmental Education
  • Read, Write and Spell in First Language
  • Religious Education
  • Read, Write and Spell in Second Language
  • Social Education
  • Mathematical Education
  • Computer Practice in the Classrooms


What will I be qualified as after completing the course?
  • Foundation Phase Educator (Grade R – Grade 3 teacher)
  • ECD lecturer
  • Youth worker
  • Community-based and Non Profit Organisation
  • Educational Institution - Public Schools
  • Private Schools, TVET Colleges




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