SAQA 59201:

National Certificate Generic Management, NQF Level 5

NQF Level 5 | NLRD ID: 59201

Who will benefit from the programme?

This Level 5 qualification is intended for junior managers aspiring to middle management positions or existing middle management candidates.

Programme Structure

The Curriculum is aligned to the National Certificate: Generic Management NQF Level 5 with a total credit value of 162 credits. The programme consists of Fundamentals (49 credits), Core (78 credits) and Electives (35 credits). This may vary based on the individual or company’s needs.

The programme is presented via lectures, group discussions, case studies and role-plays at NQF Level 5.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for admission are:

Articulation: Articulation can be into any NQF level 6 programme that will recognise or offer RPL for this articulation stream.

To complete the programme successfully, and be awarded a certificate, individuals must be found competent in all aspects of the assessments according to requirements listed by Services SETA.


Assessment is both formative and summative and includes:

Occupational Group

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for the creation of a talent pool of demographically-representative, experienced and effective middle managers. This qualification will benefit those currently employed or unemployed in middle management who lack the knowledge and skills, or anyone being considered for employment or promotion to middle management within the Financial Services Sector.

Learning Outcomes