Higher Certificate in Total Quality Management

SAQA ID: 100810, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Do you strive for high levels of excellence?  Acquire the skills to improve quality and achieve a competitive advantage in your career.

Course Objectives

Businesses and Organisations consider quality as priority against the back drop of our global economy.  It is essential to provide superior quality standards and comparative services in order to differentiate from competitors.  Lyceum’s programme is structured to provide you with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to enter the field of Quality Management.

The knowledge acquired through the content will enable you to enhance the development of a business in line with business needs and requirements.  Added to this, the Certificate further develops your foundation in general management skills which can be used to build further management related competencies and develop a basic understanding for the financial aspects of business. 

Successful completion of the programme will equip you with the techniques to monitor and develop a quality system that will ensure a business or organisation is enriched with higher quality standards.

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: 

  • Quality Assurance Officer / Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager

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 Quality 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
  • Quality Management
  • Operations Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting

Electives (select one)

  • Statistical Process Control
  • Risk 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.

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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