National Certificate: General Business Management NQF 5

National Certificate: General Business Management NQF 5

Course Fee: R18,950.00

Manage your business with confidence, or become the manager who knows how to lead, manage, organise and control first line managers and team leaders throughout multiple industries and sectors both private and public.

Who must do this Qualification

Specifically designed to develop management competencies required by those who manage first line managers learners in any occupation.

Delivery outside South Africa incurs additional costs.

Course content

The course content covers five domains: leadership, managing the environment, managing relations, managing knowledge and the practice of management – it will enable managers at this level to successfully manage systems, processes, resources, managers and teams in various occupations and business environments. Ultimately, this qualification is aimed at improving the effectiveness and leadership abilities of middle managers in various occupations in private and public business entities as well as non-governmental organisations.

Course Lay-out

  • 8 Modules
  • Online activities for all learning units
  • Assignments
  • Practical/Workplace Application tasks

The course is offered through distance learning. No exams, assignments only. 

You will receive a study schedule to help plan your studies and you have access to a leaner assistant through email, telephone, WhatsApp or online sessions as and when required. Your learner assistant will provide all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Additional information


Once off full payment, 10 months, 12 months, 18 months

Study method and duration

Suggested duration: 12-18 months. (Home study, study at your own pace)

Study method: 

  • Distance learning at your own pace
  • All study material included
  • Academic support through email, telephone, Whats-app, online sessions as and when required.
  • Learner support from specialised lecturers
  • Study packs with orientation guides and study scedule
  • Student portal for compulsory online activities, notifications and supporting study material.


Your IBM / Service Seta Certificate will be issued once you have submitted all assignments and have been found competent.

  • NQF Level 5
  • Services Seta Certification
  • SAQA Qualification ID:  60269
  • Credits: 162
  • Assignments: Formative assignments, 8 Summative Assignments, 8 Practical/Workplace assignments.
  • No exams, assignments only

Entry Requirements

Learners accessing this qualification are assumed to be competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 4 (Grade 12)
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4

Installment Payment Options

Your Welcome Pack will be prepared for dispatch upon receipt of the first or full payment. Pay the full course fee upfront, or select a monthly installment option:

(finance fees apply for installment options)

10 Months 12 Months 18 Months
R 1 624 p/m x 10 R 1 366 p/m x 12 R 910 p/m x 18
1st payment: R 3 500 1st payment: R 3 500 1st payment: R 3 500
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