PG Diploma in Inclusive Education

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Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Educational Psychology
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PG Diploma in Inclusive Education
Programme Code: E5PIEQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 99282

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022


The purpose of the PGDip (Inclusive Education) is to develop in professional teachers’ specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that they may serve as specialised teachers in mainstream schools, as specialist teachers in special needs schools, as learning support specialists and/or as co-ordinators of learners with diverse abilities.

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Admission Requirements

Entry into the PG Dip (inclusive Education) is with an approved and recognised four-year BEd Degree, or a three-year general Bachelor’s Degree, capped by an Advanced Diploma in Teaching/ Postgraduate Certificate in Education (or equivalent), or a 120 credit, level 7 Advanced Diploma in Education in a cognate specialisation.
A former four-year professional B Prim Ed, BSec Ed, BA Ed teaching degree.
A former postgraduate professional teaching qualification such as the HDE (PG) or University Education Diploma (UED).

Selection Process

An average of 65% for the previous degree is required to be allowed into the programme. In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may undergo a selection process, including personal interviews and written submissions regarding work experience and motivation for entry into the programme. Students will need to provide evidence that they have previously conducted study in the field of Inclusive Education or relevant, cognate field at level 7 (This could be for example, submission of a previous curriculum outline or a portfolio).

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