Generic Management Level 5

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisation

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.

 

Rationale: 

The National Certificate: Generic Management, NQF Level 5 forms part of a learning pathway of management qualifications across various sectors and industries.

It is specifically designed to develop management competencies required by learners in any occupation, particularly those who manage first line managers. The qualification builds on the FETC: Generic Management and further develops the key concepts, principles and practices of management that will enable learners to lead, manage, organise and control first line managers and team leaders. The learners will typically be managers who have other junior managers or team leaders reporting to them. In smaller organisations or entities, the managers could primarily be responsible for managing the supervisors and staff within their section, division or business unit.

The scope of generic management covers five domains: leadership, managing the environment, managing relations, managing knowledge and the practice of management.

This qualification addresses each of these domains with generic competencies, so that it allows learning programmes to be contextualised for specific sectors and industries.

It reflects a similar design to the FETC: Generic Management, in that it provides opportunities for learners to transfer between various specialisations within management. This leads to the strengthening of management competencies and will enable managers at this level to manage successfully systems, processes, resources, managers and teams in their various occupations and contexts.
University of Stellenbosch Business School

Students who have successfully completed the National Certificate: Generic Management at NQF Level 5 through Dibanisa, may be granted access into USB-ED’s Management Development Programme (MDP), as long as the admission requirements for the MDP are met, namely:

  • Applicants should apply for credits for the module entitled People Management at USB-ED (5 credits of a total of 30 credits).

Dibanisa and BConsult have a preferred supplier

service level agreement.