Higher Certificate in Operations Management

SAQA ID: 50355, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Would you like to manage the production of goods or services?  Acquire the formal skills to maximise production and progress your future.

Course Objectives

Operations Management, which includes the field of Production Management, is the study of management within a production or a service environment. The function of an Operations Manager is to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of a company strategy in a production or service environment. This must be done in a cost effective manner whilst ensuring high quality of goods and service. This Lyceum certificate course provides the basis for the performance of this task with a strong emphasis on general management and financial skills. 

Lyceum’s Commitment

Our certificates are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue

Learners could pursue a career as a/an: 

  • Production Manager / Supervisor
  • Production Planner / Scheduler
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Manager / Supervisor

Gaining Entrance

To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • The minimum entry requirement for this course is a National Senior Certificate or equivalent.

Length of Time

Minimum - One (1) year of study (part-time)

Maximum - Two (2) years of study (part-time)

Certification

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Operations Management.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Contents of Course

The programme covers the following subjects:

  • Management Principles and Techniques
  • Business Communication
  • Quality Management
  • Operations Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting 1

Electives (select one)

  • Strategy & Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources Management 1

For further information, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format).  Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student.  Please see: (Terms and Conditions).

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations. 

Please see the following information below, to ensure your process is smooth.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment) and
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time.  If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date.

Progress Further

If you would like to pursue your studies further, please enquire with our Lyceum Sales Consultants for more information.

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