Higher Certificate in Small Business Management

SAQA ID: 100808, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Course Objectives

The programme will develop learner competence in order to consistently use a variety of business, managerial and personal skills and strategies in the conceptualisation of new ventures. Future growth in South Africa must come from small and medium enterprises. This qualification is ideally structured to empower individuals to participate meaningfully in this process.

The programme aims to optimise individual and team efforts in an organisation and to develop the appropriate skills and knowledge required for the development and continued success of a business.

It is intended to develop sustainable businesses by way of imparting specific business related skills. South African small business industry is essential within the current economic and socio-political climate. A high business failure rate can be attributed to the lack of business and/or entrepreneurial skills.

This programme will contribute towards the creation of wealth and economic stability in society. Successful candidates will be able to progress 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: 

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Owner
  • Entrepreneurship Businesses 

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

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Small Business 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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Practice
  • Marketing Management 

Electives (select one)

  • Human Resources Management 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • 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.

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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