The PGDip (Distance Higher Education) is designed to foster a scholarly and professional approach to university facilitation through the professional development of academics as university facilitators. The development of this programme is in accordance with a broad move towards online learning (e-learning) and the tendency to supplement contact programmes with a range of online teaching technologies, at both public and private higher education institutions world-wide.
On completion of the PGDip (Distance Higher Education) the graduate will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, pedagogies, methodologies, technologies and practices relevant to the field of distance higher education in the form of e-learning and be able to apply his/her knowledge in a particular distance education context.
This qualification is aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions with an interest in embracing e-learning.
On achieving this qualification, a learner will be able to:
Students need to complete four compulsory modules and three elective modules.
To enrol for this programme, potential students must possess:
Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Higher Education is offered as an e-learning qualification. The minimum period for completion is 12 months and the maximum period is 24 months.
SAQA ID 109941, NQF Level 8, 120 Credits.
To successfully complete and meet the requirements of the programme, participants must pass various formative and summative assessment tasks for each of the modules.
The successful candidate will be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Higher Education (NQF Level 8).
R 31 000 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable).
Please note that there is a R350 application fee.
The first intake will commence:
Intake 1: Registrations close on
03 June 2022 for July 2022
Intake 2: Registration close on
21 September 2022 for October 2022