National Certificate: Generic Management (NQF 5, SAQA ID 50334)
This National Certificate is an entry level qualification in the field of training and development. It is valuable as a starting point for those who have been practising within the field without formal recognition and it articulates seamlessly into the National Diploma with the same name.
The details for RPL are as follows:
- Average time commitment is 5-6 hours per week.
- RPL groups start on the second Tuesday of each month.
- Online training start quarterly on set dates.
- Registration closes seven days before the group start date.
- Preparation sessions are online (internet access and PC skills are essential).
- Payment plans available for online learning. RPL fees are payable as a single payment.
What is the National Certificate in Generic Management all about?
This NQF level 5 qualification flows seamlessly and logically from the Generic Management 4 Further Education and Training Certificate, although some learners may elect to start at NQF 5 if they have sufficient experience to do so. A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line supervisors in a company.
First line managers may include team leaders, supervisors, junior managers, section heads and foremen. The focus of this qualification is to enable learners to develop competence in a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, all while emphasising the importance of people management. Currently there are two elective streams that can be considered when enrolling for this qualification. These are:
- General management;
- Customer service;
An added benefit is that this qualification has been approved by the Financial Services Board (FSB) to fulfil the generic Category 1 qualification requirements for Fit and Proper (FAIS) compliance – both for representatives and Key Individuals.
Who is the National Certificate in Generic Management aimed at?
This qualification is aimed at managers who are seeking a better understanding of strategic management. NC: Generic Management is designed to develop management competencies required in any occupation, specifically those who manage first line managers.
How is the National Certificate in Generic Management delivered?
This qualification is delivered through blended learning. The qualification’s curriculum is divided into weeks and the material for each week is available online on the Chartall Learner Management System.
Material includes videos, readings, online lectures and online tutorials each fortnight. Students will receive a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) which they will have to complete in their own time and submit to Chartall Business College for assessment.
What is the accreditation status of the National Certificate in Generic Management?
The National Certificate in Generic Management qualification is accredited by the Bank SETA, and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 162 credit qualification at level 5 (SAQA ID: 59201).
What qualification will I be awarded?
Successful students will be awarded the National Certificate in Generic Management (NQF 5, SAQA ID: 59201) by the Bank SETA.
Chartall Business College is accredited by the Bank SETA to train, RPL and assess this qualification.
What are the entry requirements?
For online access students must be competent in communication at NQF level 4 and mathematical literacy at NQF level 4.
To access this qualification through RPL students must have at least 5 years’ experience in the following electives: general management and customer management.
How is this qualification assessed?
Students are assessed using a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). Chartall Business College has set questions and assignments that are completed over the duration of the qualification in your own time. This portfolio will be assessed by a registered assessor and feedback will be provided.
Students will not have to write any exams to earn the qualification. The advantage of the portfolio as a mode of assessment is that it can be used after the learning to support the student’s CV as it showcases what they can do practically (you will need to keep a copy of it for this purpose).