Higher Certificate in Project Management

SAQA ID: 100805, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Would you like to direct and control projects from start to finish?  Project plan your future with the formal skills to become an effective project manager.

Course Objectives

Project Management skills are in demand in almost every institution, from large scale construction projects to small scale in-house projects.  Businesses rely on trained project managers to conceptualise, develop and implement projects.   This certificate will provide you with an excellent introduction to this critical field of management and includes basic general management skills.

Through Lyceum’s programme content you will be exposed to various project management topics ensuring you acquire the knowledge and understanding to effectively carry out projects from conception to completion.

A certificate in Project Management will give you the opportunity to access project planning careers within many industries and successful candidates will be able to progress to the Lyceum Advanced Project Management Certificate at NQF Level 6.

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: 

  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Supervisor
  • Project Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Manager with responsibilities of in-house projects

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)


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Project 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
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Costing
  • Law of Contracts

Electives (select one)

  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management

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.

Please note that you will need to submit your assignments in order to register for examinations. 

All assignments must be submitted on time, however if you have not met this time you may request to submit a penalty assignment at a fee.

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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