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Unisa PGCE Application 2020: Dates, Cost, and Requirements

Filed in School News by on December 16, 2019


Unisa PGCE Application 2020: Dates, Cost, and Requirements.

If you had missed the opportunity of doing your Unisa registration in the year 2019, do not panic, you have the opportunity to register and begin the 2020 session of the academic school year.

This article contains everything you need to know about Unisa PGCE application for 2020, the cost and requirements for its application. Read on!

Unisa PGCE Application 2020: Dates, Cost, and Requirements

Application Date and Deadline:

Following the university’s trend, the PGCE application for the year 2020 will be on 3 January – 31 March. However, the dates can be extended to the 8th of April 2020 for late applicants.

Available PGCE levels:

  • Foundation phase and Childhood Development,
  • Intermediate and Senior Phase, and
  • Senior Phase and Further Education and Training

1. PGCE Foundation phase and Childhood Development (02631)

Like in any other certificate, an applicant is required to meet certain qualifications before applying for this certificate. According to the National Qualification Framework, this certificate falls under level 6.


Mostly, an applicant should be able to speak two official languages and of course proof of school completion with a minimum of at least 2nd level in one subject.

Fee Cost: An applicant is required to pay:

  • R105 when applying online and,
  • R160 for hard copy application. However, you should know that this is a non-refundable fee. 

2. PSCE Intermediate and Senior Phase

As mentioned earlier, securing a place in the Unisa has no any other shortcut. One must have the necessary qualification documents. Unlike the Foundation phase and Childhood Development certificate, an applicant is supposed to meet the following requirements.

Qualification Requirements:

  • A proof that an applicant completed two school subjects with a minimum of 2nd level
  • An applicant should be conversant with two official languages on the 1st year level.

Fee Cost: Pay a non-refundable fee of R105 (online applicants) and R160 for hard copy registration.

About the Intermediate and Senior Phase: Teachers training for intermediate and senior phases are those that teach specific subjects within a prescribed curriculum from grades 4-9.

Many times, when you take this course in the Unisa, you are given additional guidance that will help to shape you after you are done with school life. Besides, this is every learner’s desire.

3. Senior Phase and Further Education and Training

Like the other two certificate levels, the requirements and costs of registration tend to be similar. For instance, one is required to pay an admission of between R105 and R160 depending on the mode of registration.

In addition to that, an applicant must have finished one school subject (at least up to 2nd-year level and another on the 1st-year level). Now that you have the above facts with you, I hope that you can proceed to the UNISA PGCE application 2020 without difficulties.

Additional Requirements for Unisa PGCE:

  • An applicant is also required to apply for a maximum of 2 other modules.
  • It is significant for an applicant to write down their module names and codes for reference purposes.
  • An applicant should have zero outstanding admission documents or information needed for evaluation before applying.

Unisa PGCE Application 2020: Dates, Cost, and Requirements2

How to Register:

Many times, the registration process tends to be similar throughout the years. However, successful applicants are advised to visit for additional guidance on how to go about the exercise.

In addition, this is where you can find the official registration dates if not provided on other platforms.

Reasons for an Unsuccessful Application

According to the UNISA, here are the reasons why your PGCE application 2020 cannot be considered.

  • Failure to complete the registration process
  • Failure to pay the registration fee within the stipulated period
  • Failure to meet the institution’s admission requirements Limited spaces

Returning Student’s Fee

Yes. It is necessary for each applicant to pay a fee when applying for any course in the institution. While some do not agree with this requirement, it is important to realize that these are rules set by the institution and not individuals.

So, returning students need to pay a fee of R105 before applying for PGCE even if they previously studied in the institution.

How to Pay for Unisa Application Fee

Application fee, unlike school fees, is not paid through a bank. So, do not be fooled to deposit money in a bank, in case you are applying for the first time. Well, to avoid such issues, you need to use the number given to you by the UNISA.

This number is unique for each student. I know you are wondering how the number looks like. It is nothing complex. It is a number that looks like this STUDENT NUMBER 5375810730.

From this article, you can see that the registration process for UNISA PGCE is not a difficult one. it’s as easy as ABC when you meet all the requirements.  Any applicant must follow the above steps for registration as any form of illegal will not be accepted. If you find this article helpful to you, do well to share it with other people who do not have access to this info.

CSN Team.

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