How Many Points Are Needed For Teaching?

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How Many Points Are Needed For Teaching?

How Many Points Are Needed For Teaching? If you are considering a career in teaching in South Africa, it is important to understand the admission requirements and the minimum APS score needed to gain entry into a teaching qualification. The Admission Point Score (APS) is a system used by most South African universities to assess and compare the academic achievement of applicants. APS takes into account the candidate’s final Grade 12 results and assigns points to each subject. To calculate your APS score, you add up the points you obtained for each subject and divide the total by the number of subjects you took in your final year of high school.


How Many Points Are Needed For Teaching?

The minimum APS score required for teaching varies depending on the university and the specific teaching qualification. For instance, some universities require a minimum APS score of 24 to study for a Bachelor of Education degree, while others require a minimum of 28.

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How To Calculate Admission Point Score (APS)

Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

Rating code​ Rating Marks
7 Outstanding achievement 80 – 100
6 Meritorious achievement 70 – 79
5 Degree substantial achievement 60 – 69
4 Diploma adequate achievement 50 – 59
3 Foundation moderate achievement 40 – 49
2 Elementary achievement 30 – 39
1​ Not achieved 0 –​ 29

​​Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy?

All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes

​​TUT position:

  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website).


It is important to note that the APS score is not the only factor that universities consider when assessing an applicant’s suitability for a teaching program.

Tshwane University of Technology Teaching Courses Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted a candidate should meet any of the following requirements:

  1. National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a Bachelor and an average of 36%, with a minimum percentage of 50% in English.
  2. Old Senior Certificate (Matric) with exemption and an average symbol D (Standard Grade) or E (High Grade) in English.


How To Apply TUT Online Application For Teaching 2024

  • To begin the application process at TUT, please click here.
  • On the top right corner of the screen, click ‘Apply Now.’
  • Choose whether or not you have a student number (If this is your first time applying you will not have a student number yet)
  • Choose whether you are returning to finish an application.
  • Choose whether or not you have a Qualification. Token Specific (this token was only given to specific students to show them a pre-defined list of qualifications)
  • To the consent form, click ‘I Accept.’
  • Stick to the instructions provided throughout the application.

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TUT Contact Details

Tel: 086 110 2421
SMS Number: 30655

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