The Higher Certificate in Total Quality Management is designed to provide knowledge and skills to learners who are interested in entering the field of quality management. This will enable learners to use their knowledge of quality management to enhance the development of a business in line with business needs and requirements.
The Certificate further develops the learners’ foundation in general management skills, which can be used to build further management-related competencies and develop a basic understanding of the financial aspects of business. It is essential, within the global economy, for South African companies to have quality as a priority.
In order to compete within the global marketplace, it is essential to provide comparative services. The provision of better services to the customer is very desirable. This is essential when attracting foreign income into the South African economy. The qualification will equip learners with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to monitor and develop a quality system aimed at business improvement.
Accreditation and Duration
This is a part-time higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is also registered at SAQA.
- Minimum – 1 year of study (part-time)
- Maximum – 3 years of study (part-time)
Learners could pursue a career as a/an:
- Quality Assurance Officer / Manager
- Production Supervisor
- General Manager
- Operations Manager
- Risk Consultant
- Risk Manager
Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Higher Certificate in Total Quality Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.
It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.
Study material is largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.
Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student. (Terms and Conditions apply)
The College has a small number of prescribed textbooks. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.
Lyceum College has prescribed textbooks in the Library that can be issued for a limited period on a first come first serve basis. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.
A Higher Certificate at NQF Level 5 may progress to a Diploma at NQF Level 6.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.
The final approval for applications in respects of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.
Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer – CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.
The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate OR equivalent. For full details on admission requirements, contact Lyceum College.