Higher Certificate in General Management

SAQA ID: 100811, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Eager to manage or successfully run your own business?  Acquire a broad-based education for a lucrative future in business and commerce.

Course Objectives

The evolving economy calls for qualified general managers to organise and control businesses and organisations.  This qualification reflects the needs of the general management sector, both now and in the future.  It includes working as a leader in the context of a medium-sized enterprise or a business unit within a larger organisation.

General Managers strive to meet the objectives of an organisation or business ensuring their product or service stands out from their competitors. 

Lyceum’s programme is specifically designed to provide you with the competence to be an effective general manager.  Successful candidates will gain the confidence to manage their own business or pursue a career in business, marketing, finance and personnel management.

The content of the programme is of a high academic standard, empowering you with a foundation of general management skills which can also be used to build further management-related competencies.     

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: 

  • Business Owner
  • Managers at various levels within a business environment
  • Administrative Clerks / Management (medium size business)

Gaining Entrance

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

  • The minimum entry requirement 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 Received / Qualification

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Higher Certificate in General 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
  • Personnel Management
  • Business Law
  • Quality Management

Electives (select one)

Marketing Management 1
Human Resources Management 1
Cost & Management Accounting 1
Public Relations 1
Financial Accounting 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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