Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development - 50081

Level: 4
SAQA ID: 50081
LG Seta: LGRS-US-CK200-111205
Learnership Duration: 12 Months
Credits: 160
Contact Days: Customise to client-specific needs and learner experience/level
Target Market: Councillors, leaders and municipal managers in local government

Recommended entry requirements

Learners should be competent in the following:

  • Communication at Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 3
  • Computer Literacy at Level 3, or the equivalent thereof

The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply leadership competencies to ensure service excellence. 

Learners will develop competencies to utilise leadership skills to enhance service delivery in a specific sector or context. Individual learners will benefit through enhancing their personal competencies, knowledge and skills to be able to complete tasks required in their employment contracts and by legislation, relating to: 

  • Applying emotional intelligence in a leadership context
  • Motivating self and others
  • Applying leadership to relationship management
  • Applying visionary thinking skills in leadership problem-solving contexts
  • Developing service culture of a specific sector


The qualification is aimed at councillors, leaders and municipal managers in local government. The typical learner will be an employee in local government, wishing to gain the competence to fulfil the requirements of his/her current job obligations or a municipal employee or councillor wishing to gain a qualification to advance his/her career opportunities. In addition, persons seeking future employment in the local government sector may choose to complete this qualification. 

Qualification rules

This qualification requires a total of 160 credits as listed below:


Fundamental component:

Fundamental: all 56 credits


Core component:

Core: all 88 credits


Elective component:

The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 183 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 16 credits and a minimum of three Unit Standards.

Exit level outcomes

On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to:


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of leadership skills in a specific sector or context
  2. Apply innovative and creative strategies and visionary thinking skills in developing and implementing strategic planning 
  3. Apply leadership skills to enhance service delivery 
  4. Apply knowledge of ethical standards in a leadership role 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership