The Seta is responsible for the skills development of South Africans in order to better prepare citizens for future employment. Their bursary scheme has also become a major part of these efforts towards skills development in the country.
Students who want to pursue a career in the education sphere have the option of applying for an ETDP bursary to fund their studies.
Among many other qualifications, the ETDP Seta bursary covers the following teaching qualifications: a National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) in Mathematics and Science, a B. Ed Foundation Phase, an Advanced Certificate in Education/Teaching (Ace) in Leadership and Management, and a Certificate in Education.
The following are the requirements that a bursary candidate would have to meet in order to qualify for the bursary:
- Applicant must be academically eligible
- Applicant must be studying towards an approved degree or PGCE in the areas that the bursary covers
- Applicant must express commitment to a teaching career, meaning that they must be interested in working with the young, and be enthusiastic about a career in teaching
- Applicant must be willing to teach at any school that they may be governmentally appointed to once they have completed their studies
- It must be noted that students from disadvantaged backgrounds or rural areas, and applicants who are willing to teach in rural communities, will be given first priority for the bursary
For further information on the ETDP Seta bursary functions and criteria, click here.