1 L. SOL Plaatje . University . UNDERGRADUATE . PROSPECTUS . 2023. General Information and Admission Requirements 2. L. The Sol Plaatje University (SPU) in Kimberley draws on the distinctive strengths and heritage of the Northern Cape, stimulating provincial and national development and has the potential to inject new life and purpose into Kimberley and the Northern Cape a place bursting with energy, attracting people from all over Southern Africa and from other continents. The University offers the following UNDERGRADUATE programmes: HIGHER DIPLOMAS ADVANCED BACHELOR'S POSTGRADUATE. CERTIFICATES DIPLOMAS DEGREES CERTIFICATES. 3 YEARS. 1 YEAR 1-2 YEARS 3-4 YEARS 1 - 2 YEARS. Higher Certificate Diploma in Advanced Diploma Bachelor of Arts Postgraduate in Court Information and in Information and Certificate in Interpreting Communication Communication Education Technology: Technology: Applications Applications Development Development Higher Certificate Diploma in Retail Advanced Diploma Bachelor of in Heritage Studies Business in Management Commerce in Management Accounting Bachelor of Commerce in Economics Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase).
2 3. HIGHER DIPLOMAS ADVANCED BACHELOR'S DEGREES POSTGRADUATE. CERTIFICATES 3 YEARS DIPLOMAS 3-4 YEARS CERTIFICATES. 1 YEAR 1-2 YEARS 1-2 YEARS. Bachelor of Education (Intermediate Phase). - Languages, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (721). - Languages, Social Sciences and life Skills (722). Bachelor of Education (Senior and FET Phase). - life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics (731). - Languages or Language and History (735). - Two of Accounting /. Economics /Business Management or Economic and Management Sciences (738). Bachelor of Science - Mathematical and Computer Sciences - Physical Sciences - Biological Sciences Bachelor of Science in Data Science 4. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR SOL.
3 Plaatje University . The language of learning and teaching at SPU is english . All our academic programmes require that students will have HOW TO CALCULATE THE. taken english Home Language (HL): National Senior SPU ADMISSION POINT SCORE (APS). Certificate (NSC) Level 4 OR english Fist Additional NSC Achievement Level Language (FAL): NSC Level 5. Note that, in calculating Additional points for the APS, the additional points apply to any of the official Mathematics and SPU Points Score Points for life languages taken as the HL. language (HL). Orientation The minimum requirements are based on the results that NSC %. applicants achieved in the South African National Senior 90 100 8 +2 4. Certificate (NSC) examinations.
4 7. 80 89 7 +2 3. Applications who hold certificates from a different 6 70 79 6 +2 2. examination system will be considered individually for 5 60 69 5 +2 1. admission. 4 50 59 4 +1 0. 3 40 49 3 +1 0. IMPORTANT NOTE: Meeting the minimum admission requirements, does not guarantee 2 30 39 2 0 0. automatically being admitted to a study 1 0 29 1 0 0. programme at SPU. The final decision on your admission will be based on your academic performance and the availability of space in the programme. It is advisable to achieve the minimum requirements. 5. PROGRAMMES OFFERED. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION ( ) Degrees integrated knowledge base enabling them to demonstrate competence, commitment and responsibility The programmes in Foundation Phase, Senior Phase as academically and professionally qualified beginner teachers.
5 And FET Teaching and Intermediate Phase Teaching, are specifically designed to prepare students for teaching The curriculum and the accompanying classroom in the South African schooling system. National practice is a shaping force of the students admitted imperatives such as the shortage of Mathematics, Natural to this University . The approach to teaching, learning Sciences, Geography and Technology teachers, as well as development and assessment in this degree programme regional imperatives such as the need for Afrikaans and is strongly guided by the intellectual and professional Setswana teachers in both primary and secondary attributes that our graduates need to develop in order to schools in the Northern Cape, were important have a positive impact on the schooling needs of the considerations in the design and development of these diverse communities in our country.
6 Programmes. The following aims assist in exploring and fulfilling the It is intended for students who want to obtain a degree purpose of the Degree: in Education, specialising in the teaching of one or more provide of subject/discipline knowledge;. of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, life Sciences, provide of pedagogical content knowledge;. Geography, Technology, History, foster self-reflexivity and self-understanding to Afrikaans, english or Setswana that would qualify them enable commitment to the highest level of as professional educators for the Foundation, Intermediate professional work ethics;. Phase or Senior Phase and Further Education and Training. develop students as active citizens who will These qualifications are also suitable for expertise in respond to and initiate change, and education-related careers such as training officials.
7 Develop competencies to organise learning The purpose of the degree is to provide a well-rounded among a wide range of learners in diverse contexts. education that will empower graduates with an 6. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION ( ) These programmes target potential students who want Foundation Phase (Grade R 3) to teach Languages, Mathematics, Natural Sciences or Period of study: 4 years Languages, life Skills and Social Sciences to Grade 4-6. Minimum requirements for admission to the learners. programme NSC pass with Bachelor's Degree requirement BACHELOR OF EDUCATION ( ). english HL: Level 4 OR english FAL: Level 5 Senior Phase (Grade 7 9) & FET Phase Mathematics: Level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy: (Grade 10 12).
8 Level 4 Period of study: 4 years ECD qualification: Level 5 + NSC Certificate Minimum requirements for admission to APS: Minimum 30 points the programme This programme targets potential students who want to NSC pass with Bachelor's Degree requirement teach learners in Grade R - 3. english HL: NSC Level 4 OR english FAL: NSC. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION ( ) Level 5. Intermediate Phase(Grades 4 - 6) If Mathematics is an elective: NSC Level 4. Period of study: 4 years If life Sciences or Physical Sciences is an elective: NSC Level 4. Minimum requirements for admission to the programme If Accounting is an elective: Accounting NSC Level 4. APS: Minimum 30 points NSC pass with Bachelor's Degree requirement english HL: NSC Level 4 OR english FAL: NSC This programme targets potential student who want to Level 5 teach one or more of the following subjects at school: If Mathematics is an elective: NSC Level 4 Mathematics, Natural Sciences, life Sciences; Geography, If Biology/ life or Physical Sciences is an elective: Technology, Languages, History, Accounting, Economics and NSC Level 4 Business Management.
9 APS: Minimum 30 points 7. POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION This will allow the student to specialise in one FET and (PGCE) one SP school subject. Period of study: 1-2 years SPU's Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Senior will be applied in instances where applicants do not Phase (SP) and Further Education and Training Phase (FET) is meet the minimum admission requirements for entry into a 132 Credit UNDERGRADUATE qualification at NQF Level 7. the Post Graduate Certificate in Education programme. The PGCE programme is specifically designed to prepare students for teaching in the South African Secondary Equity and access considerations will also be taken into Schooling system.
10 Account without risking the integrity of the programme. The purpose of the PGCE certificate is to provide a well- rounded education that will equip holders of the certificate School specific subjects offered by the PGCE: with an integrated knowledge base enabling them to demonstrate applied competence, commitment and responsibility as academically and professionally qualified beginner teachers. FET TEACHING SUBJECTS SP TEACHING SUBJECTS. The following aims will assist in exploring and fulfilling the Mathematics Mathematics purpose of the PGCE certificate: Physical Sciences Natural Sciences develop students ' pedagogical content knowledge;. life Sciences Technology foster self-reflexivity and self-understanding to enable commitment to the highest level of professional work Accounting Economic and Management ethics; Sciences develop students as active citizens who will respond Economics english Home Language to and initiate change; Business Studies english First Additional develop competences to organise learning among a Language diverse range of learners in diverse contexts.