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1 Year




Higher Certificate in Project Management

Faculty of Commerce

SAQA ID 100805


Credits 120

Learn to conceptualise, develop and implement projects with this introduction to the critical field of project management which includes basic general management skills.

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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.

Accreditation and Duration

This is a part-time higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is also registered at SAQA.


  • Minimum – 1 year of study (part-time)
  • Maximum – 3 years of study (part-time)

Career Options

Learners could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Supervisor
  • Project Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Manager with responsibilities of in-house projects
  • Projects Consultant
  • Project Management Facilitator
  • 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.

It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.

Learner Material

Study material is largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.
Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student. (Terms and Conditions apply)

The College has a small number of prescribed textbooks. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.

Lyceum College has prescribed textbooks in the Library that can be issued for a limited period on a first come first serve basis. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.


A Higher Certificate at NQF Level 5 may progress to a Diploma at NQF Level 6. This programme will articulate well into the Lyceum Advanced Project Management Certificate at NQF level 6

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 respects of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.

Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer – CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate OR equivalent. For full details on admission requirements, contact Lyceum College.

Module Outline


Management Principles and Techniques
Business Communication
Project Management (WIL)
Project Management Costing
Law of Contracts

Electives | Select one elective:

Quality Management
Operations Management
Project Management for IT Practitioners
Occupational Health and Safety
Construction Safety


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