National Certificate: Generic Management - 59201

Level: 5
SAQA ID: 59201
Services Seta: 2335
Learnership Duration: 12 Months
Credits: 162
Contact Days: Customise to client-specific needs and learner experience/level
Target Market: Management, Office Manager, Supervisors, Resource Manager, Section heads, foreman. Any person that is ready to first line mangers through engaged leadership.

Recommended entry requirements

Learners should be competent in the following:

  • Communication at Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 4
Purpose

Management skills are still critical skills required across organisations and industries within South Africa. Generic management skills can be applied across a wide range of specialised fields. A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisational entity. 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.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for the creation of a talent pool of experienced and effective middle managers that represents the demographics of the South African society. This qualification will create a leadership cadre for the South African society throughout multiple industries and sectors both private and public.

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisational entity. 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 including: 

  • Initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating operational strategies, projects and action plans, and where appropriate, recommending change within teams and/or the unit so as to improve the effectiveness of the unit. 
  • Monitoring and measuring performance and applying continuous or innovative improvement interventions in the unit in order to attain its desired outcomes, including customer satisfaction, and thereby contributing towards the achievement of the objectives and vision of the entity. 
  • Leading a team of first line managers, by capitalising on the talents of team members and promoting synergistic interaction between individuals and teams, to enhance individual, team and unit effectiveness in order to achieve the goals of the entity. 
  • Building relationships using communication processes both vertically and horizontally within the unit, with superiors and with stakeholders across the value chain to ensure the achievement of intended outcomes. 
  • Applying the principles of risk, financial and knowledge management and business ethics within internal and external regulatory frameworks in order to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the unit. 
  • Enhancing the development of teams and team members through facilitating the acquisition of skills, coaching, providing career direction, and capitalising on diversity in the unit.
Exit level outcomes
  1. Initiate, develop, implement and evaluate operational strategies, projects and action plans so as to improve the effectiveness of the unit.
  2. Monitor and measure performance and apply continuous or innovative improvement interventions in the unit.
  3. Lead and manage a team of first line managers to enhance individual, team and unit effectiveness.
  4. Build relationships with superiors and with stakeholders across the value chain.
  5. Apply the principles of risk, financial and knowledge management and business ethics within internal and external regulatory frameworks.
  6. Enhance the development of teams and team members
Qualification rules

Qualification rules

This qualification requires a total of 162 credits as listed below:

 

Fundamental component:

The Fundamental Component consists of 49 Unit Standards in: 

 

Core component:

Core: all 78 credits.

 

Elective component:

Learners are to achieve Unit Standards to the minimum of 35 credits.

Programmes

This program consists of SIX SKILLS PROGRAMS as follows and will be covered over a period of one year:

  1. Leadership
  2. Leading Change
  3. Team Management
  4. Risk Management
  5. Financial Control
  6. Team Performance