Our secondary and tertiary institutions do not fully equip graduates for the world of work, which often creates a gap in the individual’s skillset, preventing them from either landing a job, or gaining that promotion they desire to advance their careers. The HCert (Management) is an entry level management programme that successfully develops the skills of young potential managers, supervisors and team leaders.

Students that enrol on this programme are exposed to complex business environments and are challenged to think differently through self-assessment and reflection. Through examining a range of management concepts, students discover winning techniques that improve their ability to manage in an ever-changing world. The most relevant management subjects have been weaved together to form a solid educational foundation for the emerging manager.

FPD's approach is to combine excellent theory and personal experience which results in a management programme that is inspiring and practical.

Who Should Enrol

The HCert (Management) is targeted at:

  • Young managers with potential, first line managers, supervisors, team leaders and other candidates who require management development.
  • Graduate trainees (University and Technical) and succession planning nominees.
  • Grade 12 graduates who have just completed their secondary education and are in need of developing a broad range of managerial skills that will equip them for the world of work.


This programme is only accessible by means of a restrictive scholarship provided by AMPATH Laboratories.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the qualification, learners will be able to

  • Demonstrate basic computer literacy.
  • Develop a self-management plan that encompasses good time management and presenting oneself professionally in a business context.
  • Apply effective group,team management and leadership skills.
  • Describe business operations and how they contribute to business success.
  • Produce a project plan and apply project management principles.
  • Communicate effectively to business stakeholders.
  • Apply marketing techniques to perform effective marketing. 
  • Discuss key business financial documents and describe the financial performance of a business.
  • Apply laws governing human resources management.

Course Design

The course is offered using participatory methods and building on the shared knowledge of the participants. The course is skills-based and allows participants the opportunity to find solutions to problems they may identify as managers.

Pre-course work: Each module is supported with customised pre-course materials. The pre-course material is user-friendly and affords delegates the opportunity to apply key learning concepts to their own jobs within their own working environment. Delegates are expected to complete these modules prior to attending the workshops.

These components have been designed to ensure:

  • acquisition of knowledge
  • application of such knowledge in a simulated learning opportunity
  • the development of a frame of reference on the subject
  • assimilation of skills

Course Content

Module 1: Digital Literacy

Module 2: Managing Self

Module 3: Managing Others

Module 4: Managing the Organisation

Module 5: Managing Stakeholders

Entry Requirements

The admission requirement is a Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with a minimum of a 30% pass in language of instruction, OR an NQF Level 4 qualification.


The HCert (Management) is a formally registered and accredited qualification, registered on the NQF as a level 5 qualification for 120 credits.

SAQA ID: 73498


Students will be assessed by means of both formative and summative assessments. With a minimum of one written assignment and one examination per module.


Students will receive an HCert (Management) if they successfully attend the contact sessions, complete all the individual tests, Assignments and Examinations.

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The course is offered using participatory methods and building on the shared knowledge of the participants.