How Much Is Grade R Course At Unisa

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How Much Is Grade R Course At Unisa

How Much Is Grade R Course At Unisa 2023

The Diploma in Grade R Teaching at Unisa is presented on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) exit Level 6 with minimum total credits of 360, earned over a minimum of three years. The Department of Higher Education and Training has approved and recognised this diploma, placing the qualification on a REQV 13.

Grade R (also called the Reception Year) is the year of schooling before Grade 1. The Grade R curriculum was first outlined in the Revised National Curriculum Statement R-9 (2002), as part of the Foundation Phase Curriculum.

A diploma in Grade R Teaching has successfully been made available for application in 2023 at Unisa. There hasn’t been any change to the entrance requirements. The qualification’s goal is to elevate the status of practitioners already working in Grade R by allowing them to apply for and get credit for the Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase Teaching, which is the minimal prerequisite for Grade R instructors.


Grade R Application And Registration Date At Unisa For 2023

Applicants who are willing to apply to pursue their career in the Grade R course for the 2023 academic year at Unisa should start their application from 2 January until 28 February 2023.


Read: UNISA Postgraduate Registration Dates for 2022


 Unisa Grade R Course 2023 Requirements 

To become a Grade R teacher in South Africa, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Senior Certificate OR Grade 12
  • 3-year Diploma in Grade R Teaching OR
  • 4-year Bachelor of Education: Foundation Phase Teaching (B. Ed. Foundation Phase) OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree (other than a B. Ed.) plus a 1-year Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), specialising in Foundation Phase teaching


Unisa Grade R Modules


  • Teaching in Grade R The Grade R learner


  • Content: Emergent Literacy: listening and speaking Whole language approach Emergent reading and phonemic awareness Songs, rhymes, verses and chants for reading Sight vocabulary Picture books as an introduction for reading Emergent writing and spelling Art activities as part of emergent writing



  •  1 Life Skills Science and why young children are exposed to it. Living Things Environmental awareness Design, Technology and simple machines Kitchen chemistry Computers in Grade R 2 Mathematics Beginning mathematical experiences Emerging number sense Measurement Shape and Spatial sense An integrated approach to teaching mathematics in Grade R


PRGRT04 – Teaching Life skills STEPS (Science, Technology, Emotional, Physical and Social development) in Grade DEVELOPMENT

  • Developing inclusive Grade R classrooms Identifying young children who experience barriers to learning Teacher support Assisting young learners who experience barriers to learning Emerging learning skill difficulties in the Grade R classroom Learners with behavioural problems Hearing impairment learners Learners with visual impairments Learners with physical impairment Intellectually impaired learners Gifted and talented, learners



  •  Effective classroom management and administration techniques Assessment of learning Lesson planning, design and presentation Guided and independent teaching Lesson observation Establishing an appropriate teacher-learner relationship


Undergraduate qualifications Diploma in Grade R Teaching

Qualification code: 90173
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 117406
APS/AS: 18


Also Read: What Is The Best Course To Study At Unisa In 2023


How To Apply For Grade R Course At Unisa 2023

  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your qualifications be successful).


  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (eg semester 1).


  • You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period of time. If you miss this deadline, Unisa will withdraw the offer and give your space to another applicant.


  • First-time applicants to Unisa will be required to complete the First-Year Experience MOOC (massive open online course) before being able to accept Unisa’s offer.


  • You may only accept one offer. This means that when you accept an offer for one qualification (irrespective of whether it is your first or second qualification of choice), the other offer will automatically fall away.


  • If you accept Unisa’s offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission. Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.


For More explanation on the Grade R Courses at Unisa for the 2023 study year, contact:


Course leader details:

  • Project Leader: Prof Corinne Meier
  • Mobile:071 1617992

Programme administrator:

  • Lynette Ramango
  • Centre for Continuing Education and Training
  • Sunnyside Campus Buildingᅠ 10 Room B10
  • Tel: 012 481 2731
  • Fax 086 548 9968

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