- Full Time
- Two Years
The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Project Management is to provide entry into the field of project management. This qualification will equip learners with project management skills to work at entry-level in a business and industry. Learners will acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to operate ethically as part of a project team. The qualification will improve the learner’s efficiency and effectiveness, which are key components in an office environment for ensuring that the organisation runs smoothly. This contributes to higher productivity and improved service delivery. A qualifying learner will be a well-rounded practitioner with foundational technical skills in management, administration, planning and organisation. The curriculum ensures a high degree of portability and enables learners to enter multiple job roles and careers in their quest to meet individual and organisational requirements. The qualification emphasises using project management in the business context. The successful learner will develop foundational knowledge and requisite competencies in project management, which can be applied to the business environment. Learners will obtain exposure to communication, information systems, management, administration and project management. Training for qualification is both theoretical and practical. It allows learners to grasp fundamental knowledge in the workings of various project management methods, approaches and tools in the modern work environment. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the business environment by providing recognition and further mobility within the field. The qualification supports the philosophy of life-long learning, because learners will be able to increase their access to employment since this qualification also caters for individuals that who are employed but lack the certification to perform efficiently or to be promoted.
Business Management can open many doors of opportunity. Some of the options you may explore include:
Project Management Supervisor
Business Manager with responsibilities of in-house projects
A friendly sales consultant will take you through the fee structure
Any of the following certificates will be accepted at registration:
National Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4
National Certificate Vocational, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is considered
on merit and circumstances
Upon successful completion, students will receive a Berea College of Technology Higher Certificate in Project Management. All Examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.
All examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The National N Diploma is issued by the DHET.
Study materials are available FREE as printed textbooks, notes and is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle.
Academic Development Officer (ADO)
Students are supported by a team of Academic Development Officers (ADOs), who are available throughout the journey of your course. ADOs are not lecturers, but support academics, who are qualified in the relevant subject matter, and will guide you on all academic matters.
You may attend Saturday classes for extra support. All support classes are free.
Student Support services is available to all registered learners.
Online Centre for Student Relations
An academic and customer care adviser will be allocated to you to provide additional online support while you complete your studies. This service is free.