Higher Certificate in Project Management with Elective in Construction Safety

Faculty of Commerce







This programme provides students with knowledge and understanding of project management, together with a range of inter-related skills and competencies. Current news articles reflect the desperate shortages of project management skills in the public and private sector. These skills are required in both large scale construction projects as well as medium and small scale in-house projects. This certificate is an excellent introduction to this critical field of Management and includes basic General Management skills.

Project management skills are in demand in almost every institution. Project management allows practitioners to conceptualise, develop and implement projects. It is not the exclusive domain of the construction or building sector. Successful candidates will be able to progress to the Lyceum Advanced Project Management Certificate at NQF level 6.

The programme duration is 1 years minimum

Students could pursue a career as a:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Specialist / Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Supervisor with in-house project management responsibilities
  • Project Management Consultant
  • Project Management Facilitator
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Manager with responsibilities of in-house projects
  • Projects Consultant
  • Safety Officer

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: - Higher Certificate in Project Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch, or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.

NB: Certificates cannot be issued to the students before a graduation ceremony.

The student’s responsibility is to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before issuing a qualification.

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The minimum entry requirements for Higher Certificate in Project Management are:A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate endorsement, or

  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), with Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), with University Exemption or Higher Certificate endorsement, or
  • Foreign School leaving Certificate that complies with minimum admission requirements for Higher Certificate study as gazetted by the Matriculation Board (The Matriculation Board will do equivalency evaluation)Alternative admission requirements
  • Senate discretionary admission
  • Mature Age (23 - 45 years of age)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Candidates over the age of 23 at registration or during their first year of attendance who have attained a Senior Certificate with at least 40% in at least four Higher Grade or Standard Grade subjects, at least three of which were passed simultaneously, one of which is a Higher-Grade subject, and one is English.Additional Requirements
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and English at NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Foreign applicants whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programmeLyceum may require appropriate combinations of subjects and levels of achievement for certain qualifications.Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016. The final approval for applications in respect of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policiesEnquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer - CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.Study materials are largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.


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