Honours degree (BEd Honours) in Training and Development

This postgraduate degree in Training and Development affords students the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of HRD; thereby enabling them to add value to their workplaces on strategic HRD level. Since the degree consists of a large research component, it serves as preparation for the master’s studies in HRD.

Why us?

We make use of lecturers who themselves have not only obtained this degree at post-graduate level, but who are also expert practitioners (with several years of experience) in training and development. 


During contact sessions, students will have the opportunity to network and discuss problems they experience in the field of training with colleagues who are also trainers from various workplaces. We also have international students enrolled for this degree. The medium of instruction (English) makes this degree accessible to all those who meet the admission requirements. 

Admission requirements

The honours degree in Training and Development (NQF level 8) builds on and is designed for those students:

  • Who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Training and Development/HRD
  • Have at least five years’ experience as trainers/training managers in the field of HRD
  • Had an average of 65 % in the undergraduate degree in each of the two research modules (OPLN 221 & 321)

Admission is also dependent on capacity within the programme. If you have been in training and development, and have vast experience (preferably in a senior T&D position), with the necessary qualifications and wish to advance your professional and research career, you are our candidate. 

Mode of delivery

This degree is offered on a part-time basis only (two years) with limited compulsory contact sessions, therefore suited to full-time working students. The degree is offered on the Potchefstroom Campus only and in English only. The mode of delivery and language medium make it accessible to all professional HRD practitioners to study while working.

How to apply

Applications can only be done online on the NWU applications portal

Applications close 30 September