Higher Certificate in Financial Management

SAQA ID: 100816, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Would you like to manage money and significantly impact the bottom-line of a business or organisation?  Put your numbers to work with a Certificate in Financial Management and guarantee financial success.

 Course Objectives

Financial Management is a key component of the general management of an organisation.  The funds of any organisation or business need to be correctly managed by skilled financial practitioners to ensure the  healthy financial status of a company. The programme is aimed at  providing  you with a comprehensive range of competencies and skills to meet the demands of the financial business sector.  

Financial managers are responsible for various financial operations such as evaluating profitability and minimising risk to reach successful financial objectives.  Lyceum’s Certificate will assist you to master your financial skills and advance your abilities within this branch of a business environment. 

This programme will benefit you if you would like to enter the job market, if you have been working within the field or own your own business but have limited financial management experience.  Successful candidates will also be granted access to other Lyceum Programmes on NQF level 6 and 7.   

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: 

  • Finance Officer
  • Creditors and Debtors Administrator
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Junior Accountant 

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)


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Financial 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 & Techniques
  • Business Communication
  • Cost and Management Accounting 1
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management

Electives (select one)

  • Economics
  • Quality 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 that your process goes smoothly.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment)
  • 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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