BEd Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching

The purpose of the BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) [Grades 7 to 12] is to produce teachers who are competent to teach in this particular phase.

The future of South Africa lies in the education of its people. A career in education is not only challenging and rewarding, but also crucial for the growth and development of the nation. In order to prepare teachers, educational psychologists, managers and policy-makers for this huge challenge, the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria offers qualifications that are both innovative and relevant.

Students are equipped to face new challenges when practising the profession. Few careers are as rewarding as education, and there is no better place to embark on your future career than at the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria.

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

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Career Opportunities

Teachers and training officials in primary or secondary schools

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 17/07/2019
  • Non-SA – 17/07/2019

Admission Requirements

  • The following persons will be considered for admission: candidates who are in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; candidates who are graduates from another tertiary institution or have been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and  candidates who are graduates of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
  • Prospective students with an APS of 26-27 must write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Final admission is determined by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty and is based on the results of the NBT.
  • As soon as candidates are admitted to the BEd degree, they will be informed that they must register at the University in January of the following year. It is in the interest of prospective students to apply as soon as possible, particularly in respect of financial support and/or residence placement.

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National Benchmark Test website:

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language




AS Level






(26 - 27 admission based on the NBT)

* Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.

  • An additional subject requirement for elective modules in economic and management sciences is Mathematics passed in Grade 12 with an achievement level of 4 (50%–59%) .
  • Additional subject requirements for elective modules in natural sciences are Physical Science passed in Grade 12 with an achievement level of 5 (60%–69%), and Mathematics passed in Grade 12 with an achievement level of 5 (60%–69%) .

Duration of study

4 years, full-time.

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria continues to develop into one of the largest and most diverse units in South Africa for the initial and advanced training of education professionals from across the world. A distinguishing characteristic of the Faculty is that it not only trains pre-service teachers but also educational psychologists, principals, researchers, programme evaluators, curriculum designers, computer education and training experts, assessment specialists, education policy analysts, community development workers and education law advisors working in national and international agencies and organisations.

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