Formal Accredited Courses
Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE)
Developing of leaders through the provision of excellent Leadership and Management Programmes. There are three distinct streams of the ACE Programme: Generic ACE, Gender ACE and the NCS ACE.
The ACE has 5 core modules which comprises 86 credits. The overarching module Understand School Management in South African Context has 10 credits and deals with contextual issues present at school as well as empowers participants with leadership strategies that are uniquely South African.Concepts such as Ubuntu and Legotla are discussed. Computer Literacy is at a basic level 4 course and can be RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).The Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) is a practice-based project that participants undertake at their schools to improve performance in the curriculum. The PoE allows participants the skills to incorporate all learning such as theory, practice and reflection. It allows for the illustration of both vertical and horizontal integration of knowledge. The participant also has a choice of one or two electives.
The qualification is designed to encompass both academic knowledge and dialogue on Leadership Management and at the same time to build practice-based skills that will enable the principal to effectively lead and manage a school as well as have an impact on performance of the school and the broader community around the school.
An integral part of the qualification is the aspect on networking and collaboration. The qualification framework emphasises the aspect of cohorts. The cohorts are designed to support and mentor. The emphasis on building professional colleagueship, networking and collaboration is enhanced through the cohort sessions that are conducted at MGSLG.
This is in addition to the contact sesssions that participants have with the university. The cohort session also assists the relationship and alignment processes between MGSLG and the Universities through the participants. Participants find the networking very valuable as the experiences, practices and expertise of very many different schools from variuos contexts come together. This enriches the participants' knowledge and oftern bridges the gap between suburb and township and special schools.
Qualification as is set out in the Unit Standard
US ID 48878
NQF Level 6
Duration 2 years
MGSLG was the first organisation nationally to introduce the ACE course for leaders and managers at schools in 2004. The experience established a firm relationship with the ETDP SETA as well as with Universities in the province particularly with the University of Johannesburg.
The course is run in two ways:
- Through collaborative parnership with Universities in the province. Students attending lectures at the University and the cohort meetings at MGSLG.
- At MGSLG with a strong emphasis on leading and managing the new National Curriculum Statements (NCS).
The Unit Standard used for this qualification is the same as that for the Generic ACE except that an elective on Gender is included.
The Unit Standard used for this qualification is the same as that for the Generic ACE. This qualification includes a module on the National Curriculum Statement.