Higher Certificate in Management (eLearning)

Only R 18,500.00 (incl VAT)

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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.

Learning Outcomes

The Higher Certificate in Management was designed to equip learners with the necessary business and management skills needed to navigate the workplace effectively. The four core modules are modeled around the four main management functions of planning, leading, organising and controlling.

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

  • Formulate and execute a self-management plan that encompasses good time management and presenting oneself professionally in a business context
  • Manage others in groups and teams effectively
  • Formulate a project plan and execute it using project management principles.
  • Communicate to target audience through a marketing plan
  • Understand the business’ financial obligations and be able to plan for the same.
  • Gain insight into business operations and how this contributes to business success
  • Understand and adhere to laws governing Human Resources Management

With this knowledge, students will be able to successfully navigate the workplace with confidence.

Course Content

Fundamental Module

  • Digital Literacy

Core Modules

  • Module 1: Managing Self
    • Self Management
    • Presenting Yourself
  • Module 2: Managing Others
    • Leadership that gets results
    • Your Role as a supervisor
    • Strength in teamwork
    • Introduction to diversity management
    • Introduction to relationship management
    • Introduction to human resource management
  • Module 3: Managing the Organisation
    • Introduction to Operations Management
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Thriving and Surviving change 
    • Knowledge Management (Organisational Learning)
  • Module 4: Managing Stakeholders
    • Introduction to Financial Management
    • Introduction to Markets and Marketing
    • Introduction to Customer Service and Client Satisfaction

Course Design

This course is based on the adult education approach, which means that delegates will need to take full responsibility for their learning.

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 individual context within their working environment.

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 Duration

The HCert (Management) is a 12-month programme, participants therefore have 12 months to complete.


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

Entry Requirements

The admission requirement is a Grade 12 National Senior Certificate OR an NQF Level 4 qualification.

Applicants will follow these easy steps on their path to enrolment, please contact us for the relevant forms:

Step 1: Apply for enrolment

You will be required to complete and submit and application form for enrolment, together with supporting documents, please note there is a non-refundable R 300.00 application fee. Please note that by signing the Application Form and submitting the supporting documents you indicate that you understand that, should your qualification(s) be found to be misrepresented or from a degree mill, then your name will be included in the Register of Misrepresented Qualifications and Providers operating outside of the South African NQF (RMQP). You will also not receive the qualification.

The following supporting documents need to be submitted:

  • Certified copies of either Grade 12 National Senior Certificate OR an NQF Level 4 qualification (including academic record)
  • Certified copy of RSA Identification document or passport.
  • Proof of payment of the application fee.

Once you have submitted your application, along with all supporting documentation, you will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the outcome of your application.


Step 2: Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Accumulation & Transfer (CAT)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants aiming to enter the FPD proposed HCert (Management) programme may already be working in a management context and/or have gained knowledge as a result of learning in the workplace and in other settings. If this applies to you, you can apply for RPL by providing testimonials/reference letter from previous or current employers. The testimonials/reference letter must include the number of years worked and your responsibilities/duties. 

Credit Accumulation & Transfer (CAT)

Students who have previously successfully completed relevant modules, courses or programmes at FPD or another institution and who wish to have such modules, courses or programmes recognised by FPD should apply for CAT. 

The following supporting documentation is required to be submitted:

  • Certified transcript(s) of training from a previous educational institution at NQF 5
  •  Assessment results or any relevant documentation that supports the credit claim at NQF exit level 5

You will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the outcome of the CAT.


Step 3: Registration and Payment

Successful applicants will also receive an invoice from FPD, in order to make payment. A 10% non-refundable registration fee is required upfront. As a student you have the option of paying the remainder of the fees at the start of each quarter or alternatively you may also pay for the entire qualification in advance.

Once proof of payment has been received, you will receive an acknowledgement letter with a link for you to register on the FPD Student Portal.



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 receive a certificate of completion for the HCert (Management) if they successfully complete all the individual tests, assignments and examinations.

Course Fee

R 18 500.00

Non-refundable application fee: R300.00



For more information or to apply, please contact:

FPD Business School

Email: business@foundation.co.za

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