Take the lead with a Higher Certificate qualification. Learn the core management competencies required for running successful organisations.
Over 30,000 students have successfully completed a course with iQA.
Price and payment options
- Fees include all textbooks, study guides and courier– there are no hidden costs.
Monthly Payments Options
- Year 1: R 679. x 15 months
- Year 2: R709 x 15 months
- (other flexible plans available)
- No registration fee, but a deposit may be required subject to affordability
- R20,820 (Year 1: R10 185 and Year 2: R10 635)
- No registration fee
- Debit order for terms
- Direct Deposit, EFT, Ozow (iPay), Credit or Debit Card (PayGate), Karri
- Please note that for Standard Bank customers we are an authorised beneficiary
South African students
- National Senior Certificate, or Senior Certificate; or National Certificate Vocational (Level 4)
- At least 30% in the language of teaching and learning
- Minimum age of 18 years
- Proficient in English
- Do not require matric exemption certificate
The following documentation is required to support South African applications:
- Certified copy of ID document
- Certified copy of highest school qualification
- International students
- General Certificate of Education; International Certificate of Education; Cambridge Overseas School Certificate; International General Certificate of Secondary Education; or Similar school leaving certificates
- Subject to certain subject combinations
The following documentation is required to support international applications:
- Certified copy of passport
- Certified copy of study permit
- Certified copy of SAQA evaluation
Modules in this course
Module 1: Business Management
Module 2: Human Resource Management
Module 3: Marketing Management
Module 4: Finance for Managers
Module 5: Transition to Leading Others
Module 6: Project Management
Each module in the programme will be assessed as follows:
• Continuous assessment
• Two or more assignments
• Examination or Portfolio
The Higher Certificate Programme has two intakes during the year:
- Registration closing date: 03 February 2020
- Orientation: 10 February 2020
- Classes commence: 17 February 2020
- Registration closing date: 01 July 2020
- Orientation: 20 July
- Classes commence: 27 July 2020
Exciting career opportunities
The Higher Certificate is a multi disciplinary qualification that allows a successful student to pivot into various opportunities in nearly every employment sector. Key roles include:
- Junior Manager
- Team Leader
- General Manager
- Project Manager
- Operations Manager
- Other junior to mid level managerial positions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a higher certificate course?
A higher certificate course is a formal qualification registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and Council on Higher Education (CHE).
How do I get academic support?
A dedicated tutor is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or the discussion forums. Your tutor can also be contacted by email or telephone.
How do I submit assignments?
Students have the following options for submitting assignments/assessments:
- iCan Student Portal:
Upload assignment on iCan
- Email Submissions:
- Posting to IQ Academy:
Private Bag X6
What do I get, after I complete this course?
Upon successful completion of each of the six modules, or the full Learning Programme, on condition that your student account is paid up, you are eligible to be awarded the Higher Certificate qualification.
Certificates may be awarded at an official graduation ceremony or in absentia.
Prospective graduates will be notified by the Office of the Registrar about the detailed arrangements pertaining to the ceremony, including date, venue, guests, academic dress, etc.
The Institution reserves the right not to award a certificate should a student be in arrears or if a student has failed to submit required documentation.
Are there exams for this course?
Yes there are exams, but before exams, there are formative assessments that need to be completed.
- For the purpose of this Learning Programme, formative assessments are individual assignments that must be submitted for marking.
- Marked assignments will be returned to you for review and feedback purposes.
- Unless stated otherwise, there are a minimum of TWO compulsory assignments for each module and you are required to complete and submit all module assignments before or on the due date.
- You must submit ALL assignments if you wish to gain entry to the examination (summative assessment).
- There will be an exam for each subject.