National Certificate: Generic Management Level 5

SAQA Qualification ID 59201, NQF Level 5 , 162 Credits / 20 OPSA CPD Points


Effective management and strategic leadership lie at the heart of  every successful organisation. in an increasingly complex, global environment executives are expected to lead their organisations in strategic decision making ensuring  that their input is relevant and fresh.

Combining innovative design with a strong emphasis on developing superior workplace, this program provides learners with a national qualification. The sessions are focused on providing  learners and organisations with a competitive edge by developing their strategic perspective, creativity and vision. Facilitation  is by subject-matter-expect  who will share practical global insights, leadership acumen and key strategic thinking skills.

Personal development , coupled with group and individual feedback, challenging exercises and practical strategy tools will ensure the learners are ready o perform in the workplace on their return.

Course Designed for 

This qualification is ideal for middle and senior managers or people earmarked for this position as the sessions cover gap-training of concepts and principles relating to the  specific topics and outcomes of this qualification.

Entry Requirements

It is  assumed hat learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification have Communication Literacy, Numeracy and equivalent to NQF Level 4 (Matric),  and at least one year's managerial experience.


  • Initiate, Develop, Implement and Evaluate operational strategies, projects and action plan to improve the effectiveness of their team.
  • Monitor and measure performance and apply continuous and innovative improvement interventions in their unit.
  • Lead an manage team to enhance individual, team and unit effectiveness
  • Build relationships with colleagues, superiors and stakeholders across the value chain
  • Apply the principles of risk, financial and knowledge management and business ethics internally and externally
  • Enhance the development of team and team members.

  • Managing successful meetings
  • Devising and applying strategies to establish and maintain workplace relationships
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating an operational plan 

  • Formulating recommendations for a change process
  • Evaluating current practices against best practice
  • Writing effective reports.  

  • Selecting and coaching first line manager
  • Developing a leadership development strategy
  • Empowering team members through recognizing strengths, encouraging participation in decision making  and delegating task.

  • Building teams to achieve goals and objectives
  • Mastering business communication 
  • Applying the principles of project management 

  • Applying the principle of knowledge and management 
  • Monitoring, assessing and managing risk
  • managing business finance 

  • Managing conflict and delivery
  • Conducting successful negotiations
  • Managing  people development and talent management