Part-time and continuing education studies

Lifelong learning
UWC is the largest and most experienced provider of part-time university study programmes in the western Cape. Flexible access to top-quality programmes at UWC has made university study possible for thousands of successful people. Many others come – and keep coming back – to improve their qualifications or enhance their expertise. In addition, partnerships are being forged with workplaces to design custom-made programmes.

What does it mean to be a lifelong learner? Lifelong learning enables students to learn at different times in different ways for different purposes, at various stages of their lives and careers, and to gain full accreditation for their efforts.

Full-time study has its advantages. However, many people find they cannot afford the time or the money that it requires. Part-time study spreads the required time and money over a longer period, making it manageable and affordable. This is increasingly attractive to more and more students. If you want to move ahead in life, expand your interest and help others more effectively, you will find suitable part-time courses at UWC to put you on the path towards achieving your goals.

Choosing your courses
You have a large range of part-time and continuing education courses to choose from in most faculties, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our advice is to choose options that you are really interested in and that are likely to be useful. A strong personal interest will help you keep going when times are hard. Write to or telephone the departments you wish to study in for more information or brochures on the options which interest you. Also, check the university website.

The Division for Lifelong Learning
This division was established in 1999 to assist with the ongoing development of more flexible, convenient and socially relevant part-time options, and to help improve facilities for part-time students. The Division for Lifelong Learning (DLL) is here to help you.
It offers Juggling to Learn workshops to assist students to plan for successful part-time study. It also assists learners who do not have formal qualifications to enter the university through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

These learners can now bid for admission either by writing tests of academic readiness, or by doing a portfolio development course. Successful students are admitted in terms of Senate discretion and conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board.
For more information contact the faculty officers at the various faculties.

Continuing education courses
Continuing education (CE) courses are offered within all faculties across campus. Examples of CE courses include:
• Analysis of Survey Data with SPSS for Windows
• Business and financial management courses
• Conflict transformation interventions
• Christian ministry
• Effective business communication
• Enterprise architecture
• Ethics
• Languages
• Life skills and community peace building
• Leadership and transformation
• Micro- and macro-economic policy and theory
• Nursing
• Portfolio development course (PDC)
• The school library management
• Theological studies
• Sport, peace and development
• Working with labour law and trade unions

Part-time courses
Part-time courses are offered within all faculties across campus. Examples of part-time courses include:
• Afrikaans-Nederlands
• Anthropology and sociology
• Dentistry: continuing professional development (CPD)
• Development studies
• Education
• English
• Geography and environmental studies
• History
• Information systems
• Land and agrarian studies
• Language and communication
• Law
• Library and information sciences
• Management
• Natural sciences
• Public administration
• Religion and theology
• Sport, recreation and exercise science
• Statistics
• Women’s and gender studies
• Xhosa

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