National Certificate: General Business Management NQF5

Course Fee: R18,950.00R15,160.00
Special for Full Upfront Payment

Become a competent, skilled manager in any occupation, or manage your own business with confidence. Acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the workplace and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment and changing world of work. This qualification develops management competencies required in the workplace by introducing key terms, rules, concepts, principles and practices of management.

We send your welcome pack, all included in the course fee!

Who must do this Qualification

This qualification is intended for managers, team leaders or section heads of business units, managers of own businesses, or those aspiring to these positions.

Course content

This qualification is designed to develop management competencies and skills that apply in any occupation. You will learn about key concepts, principles and practices of management that will enable you to lead, manage, organise and control first line managers and team leaders.

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, Whats-up or online sessions as and when required. Your learner assistance will provide all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Additional information


Once off full payment, 8 months, 10 months, 12 months

Study method and duration

Suggested duration: 2 Years. (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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