Cornerstone Institute Admission Requirements 2020 – 2021

By | September 29, 2019

Cornerstone Institute Admission Requirements

Cornerstone Institute Admission Requirements: 2020/2021 for all the courses at the undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate level is updated every year.

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Therefore, this article contains the full list of all the undergraduate and Postgraduate courses coupled with their general requirements.

For admission into programmes of study at the Cornerstone Institute for any first degree or second degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for a successful admission.

CORNERSTONE INSTITUTE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

PSYCHOLOGY
Higher Certificate In Community Counseling

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass);
  • Matriculation Certificate or equivalent;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) conditions and the results of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT).
Bachelor Of Arts: Psychology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the NBT;
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the RPL policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions an the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Psychology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National

Benchmark Test (NBT);

  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Arts Honours In Psychology: Academic

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • The candidate must have complied with all the requirements of an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) registered higher education institution before the beginning of the academic year for which he/she has enrolled;
  • Psychology III must have been passed with a minimum of 65%.
Bachelor Of Arts Honours In Psychology: Bpsych Equivalent
  • The candidate must have complied with all the requirements of an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or DHET registered higher education institution before the beginning of the academic year for which he/she has been selected;
  • Psychology III must have been passed with a minimum of 65%.
BUSINESS STUDIES
Higher Certificate In Business Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational;
  • Matriculation Certificate or equivalent;
  • Mature age of 45 or older can be admitted by the Recognition of Learning (RPL) conditions and the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
Bachelor Of Commerce

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field;
  • National Benchmark Test (NBT) results;
  • The prior qualification must include a minimum of 50% in Mathematics or Maths Literacy.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the NBT;
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding the RPL;
  • Mature students 45 years or older can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Business Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
SOCIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Higher Certificate In Community Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass);
  • Matriculation Certificate or equivalent.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Arts: Sociology / Community Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Community Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • A Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • A Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the NBT;
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for Access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature age of 45 or older can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Arts Honours In Community Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with Social Science as a major subject;
  • Minimum of 60% average in third year key modules in Social Science;
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for Access are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL.
EDUCATION
Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages – TESOL

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent with 50% for English home language;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent with 50% for English home language;
  • Proof of English competence (RPL) if English was not taken a home language at school.
  • For non-degree purposes, a stand-alone certificate or as an elective in Psychology, Sociology or Theology.
Postgraduate Certificate In Education: Intermediate Phase Teaching

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A candidate must have complied with all the requirements of a bachelor’s degree (or an approved diploma of minimum 360 credits at NQF 6 level) from a public or private higher education institution accredited by a recognised local or foreign accrediting body before the beginning of the academic year.
  • The prior bachelor’s degree (or approved national diploma) must provide a broad knowledge base adequate for teaching in the intermediate phase (IP) i.e. English, Afrikaans and two IP teaching subjects, at NQF level 5 (university degree studies a first year level) or NQF 6 level (second year degree level). The IP teaching subjects are Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science and Life Skills.
  • Holders of multi-disciplinary degrees (or approved diplomas) without a main focus in a single field related to teaching could be allowed into the programme, provided that the disciplines underpin the learning requirements for the IP and the subjects to be taught are taken to NQF 5 or NQF 6;
  • Holders of focused degrees (or approved diplomas) that lack an adequately broad knowledge base or an adequate specialisation in an IP subject may be required to enrol simultaneously in teaching subjects (minimum NQF 5) whilst enrolling for the PGCE IP. BA subjects offered at Cornerstone to undergird Life Skills are Psychology, Counselling, Philosophy, Sociology, Leadership, Theology and Biblical Studies. Subjects which undergird Mathematics, Research Methods and Statistics.
Postgraduate Certificate In Education: Foundation Phase Teaching

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelor’s degree or approved 360 credit diploma at NQF 6.
  • The prior bachelor’s degree (or approved national diploma) must include a selection of subjects/disciplines that will provide a teacher with appropriate disciplinary knowledge to effectively teach Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills to young learners and lay foundations for learning in future grades.
  • Holders of focused qualifications that do not have specializations in FP subjects can register simultaneously for BA teaching subjects. This will extend the PGCE beyond one year of study. BA subjects offered at Cornerstone to undergird Life Skills are Psychology, Counselling, Philosophy, Sociology, Leadership, Theology and Biblical Studies. Subjects which undergird Mathematics, Research Methods and Statistics.
MEDIA STUDIES
Bachelor Of Arts: Media Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Media Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the NBT;
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for Access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
THEOLOGY
Higher Certificate In Christian Ministry

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass);
  • Matriculation Certificate or equivalent;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) conditions and the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Christian Ministry

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the NBT;
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • RPL policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL condtions and the results of the NBT.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Community Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Psychology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
  • National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.
Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Business Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocationalwith a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
 Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership: Media Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the with a National Benchmark Test (NBT);
  • Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent);
  • The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy for access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL;
  • Mature students (45 years or older) can be admitted, determined by the RPL condtions and the results of the NBT.

ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent;
  • Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent;
  • Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.