Generic Management


course information

Course: National Certificate

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 12 – 24 months 

NQF Level: 4

SAQA ID: 57712

Course Code: GMNCT1OL

course price

Price before bursary:


Price after bursary:



Payment Plan



per month

[over 20 months]

Registration fee:


Once off payment


Course Overview

This Accredited National Qualification is intended for junior managers of small organisations, junior managers of business units in medium and large organisations, or those aspiring to these positions. Junior managers include team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads. The learners who achieve this qualification will be able to demonstrate competencies in management relating to Planning, Organising, Leading, Controlling and Ethics.

  • Overall, this qualification will ensure that learners are capable of:

    • Developing plans to achieve defined objectives.
    • Organising resources in accordance with a developed plan.
    • Leading a team to work co-operatively to achieve objectives.
    • Monitoring performance to ensure compliance to a plan.
    • Making decisions based on a code of ethics.

Course Outline:

  1. The Management Environment
  2. Fundamentals of Management
  3. Supervisory Skills
  4. Recruiting & Inducting Staff & HIV Awareness
  5. Managing Performance
  6. Fundamental Oral Communication Skills
  7. Fundamental Written Communication Skills
  8. Fundamental Numeracy Skills

Study period: up to 12 – 24months   

Study PLUS Course Material

All learning materials are available on an interactive online platform. A fusion of traditional textbook and an online course. Various multimedia options are contained on the portal, include videos, interactive digital activities, and quizzes. The online platform will have all the required study materials and information, to study towards your exam.

Assessment and Award

This qualification will be assessed by means of 8 Summative Assessments and one written Centralised Final Integrated Summative Assessment. Students must have achieved a competent grade in all 8 Modules before they
may attempt the written Centralised Final Integrated Summative Assessment. Exam venues are available in all major South African cities (please contact us for specific venues and dates). Fees for the Centralised Final Integrated
Summative Assessment are not covered within the course fee. The current SABPP fee is R1,350 and is subject to change. A minimum mark of 65% is required before the Certificate can be awarded

Entry Requirements

Student taking this course will have access to a computer, internet connectivity and data to study this course online.

Students taking this course do not require any accounting knowledge before starting this qualification.

Students will require a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10 for this course.


This course is accredited by SABPP, South African Board for People Practices. The SABPP is a SAQA recognized professional body and regulates statutory quality and standards for People Professions.

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.

What our past students said


“Well all l can say is that I have experienced a lot when I was with you guys! Thank you to the fanatical team for everything”

Lungisani Ncube


“As for me, I was very excited to study with Academy of York. It was easy because every difficult step I was facing the fanatical student support was with me. I’m proud to be studying with Academy of York am willing to continue with another course.”

Bheki Makhubu