Advanced Certificate in Management Practice

Professionalise your practice

Gain the tools and knowledge to be an effective manager who can spot the opportunities and steer past the challenges with confidence.

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Multiple intakes available for 2023, next programme starts 22 May (JHB) - 03 July (CPT) Start your application today →

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Gear up to take a big stride forward

Henley’s ACMP will give you a new perspective on your strategic role in the workplace. You already know what you are doing, now formalise and professionalise your practice as you grow into a business leader. Henley Africa is the only international quadruple accredited business school in Africa. We’ll help you gain new faith in yourself and your abilities, along with the confidence and skill to work with others to reach new heights.

Benefits of this programme

The ACMP provides junior and early middle managers with an operational context and the skillset to manage optimally. The most frequent, and most powerful feedback we hear from our graduates is that in addition to learning how to manage people, projects, and budgets better, the ACMP helped them accomplish things they thought were previously not possible.

You’ll see your practical management skills get stronger in ways that improve your people’s performance.
You’ll become a better decision maker by understanding every business outcome that’s at stake.
You’ll build confidence in your personal management style and learn to play to your strengths.
You’ll be prepared to help your organisation navigate change.

Level: NQF Level 6

Award: Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (ACMP)

Estimated time required: Class attendance + 5 hours per week of self study, 20 contact days over 12 months

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: Duration: 12 months

SAQA ID: 98868

Total credits: 120

Accreditation: Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Mode of delivery: Online/face-to-face

Programme type: Academic, open learning, undergraduate, accredited

Assessment: Assignments, examination, group project


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Power your management ability

The ACMP is an NQF level 6, CHE accredited qualification that consists of five learning blocks over a 12 month period. The course is underpinned by a systems-focused framework that gives you mastery over complex topics such as strategy, diversity and inclusion, and builds your understanding of the business ecosystem. You will gain insight into how businesses operate and be able to identify red flags, see opportunities, and develop the skills to manage operations and teams optimally.

All assessment is project-based and directly related to your role within the organisation. In this way, the learning is sustained, and you continue to grow beyond the life of the programme as you utilise the toolsets and models provided.

The themes covered are those that middle to senior managers are expected to master, while the personal mastery component enables students to understand themselves and others better.

ACMP modules


Foundations of Systemic

  • Time to Think
  • The macro and microenvironment of business
  • Systems thinking: Key models of systems thinking
  • Personal mastery: EQ and resilience
  • Action learning: Understanding context

Business Acumen

  • Operations management
  • Marketing management
  • Financial management
  • Action learning: Defining a problem

Organisational Change
and Development

  • High performing teams
  • Organisational change
  • Personal mastery: Values
  • Action learning: Seeking a solution

Synthesis and

  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Personal mastery: Diversity and leadership
  • Action learning: Packaging information

Action Learning Report

  • Shifting perspectives
  • Integration of programme learning

Programme information

To join Henley’s ACMP programme you will need:   

  • Two years or more management experience 
  • NQF5 qualification or equivalent 
  • Evidence of competence in English (your schooling and/or tertiary study was in English). If not, please complete this form 
  • If you have a minimum of five years working experience at a senior or strategic level and are without the required qualification, we would consider an application on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

 All applicants must submit: 

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of ID or Passport
  • Current CV
  • Certified copies of qualification/s
  • Two professional references.  

Please see the entry requirements and application form notes before submitting your application. 

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ACMP course fee - 2023:  R75,000  

At Henley, we are committed to providing our students with flexible financing options for their studies. Whether you’re an individual in need of finance or an organisation motivating for an increase in budget, we’re here to help.  

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Delivery  Intake 20 days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Virtual  30 January 2023 30 Jan - 03 Feb 2023 15 - 19 May 2023 17 - 20 Jul 2023 02  - 05 Oct 2023 11 - 12 Dec 2023
F2F 22 May 2023 22 - 26 May 2023 31 Jul - 4 Aug 2023 16 - 19 Oct 2023 22 - 25 Jan 2024 08 - 09 Apr 2024
TBC 14 August 2023 14 - 18 Aug 2023 06 - 10 Nov  2023 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2024 15 - 18 Apr 2024 01 - 02 Jul 2024
TBC 16 October 2023 16 - 20 Oct 2023 12 - 16 Feb 2024 06 - 09 May 2024 22 - 25 Jul 2024 07 - 08 Oct 2024
Delivery  Intake 20 days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
F2F 03 July 2023 03 Jul – 07 Jul 2023 11 Sep – 15 Sep 2023 15 Jan – 18 Jan 2024 18 Mar - 21 Mar 2024 20 May - 21 May 2024


Why choose Henley?

Henley Business School is a leading global business school with campuses in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the UK. It is the first internationally quadruple-accredited business school in Africa and holds a level 1 B-BBEE status. Our caring, challenging, whole-person learning approach combines up-to-date knowledge, research and commercial experience with high-contact and high-engagement. You’ll graduate with a new purpose and confidence in life and become part of a powerful global network of Henley alumni who are making an impact across the world. Your qualification is, quite simply, your entry ticket to a new world of possibilities and growth.

Henley’s learning style is:

- Rich                                     
- Relevant
- Results-orientated
- Interactive
- Practical
- Dynamic
- Effective



Join the next Undergraduate Info Session

Join us for the upcoming Undergraduate Info Session to learn more about our undergraduate suite of business management programmes and how enhancing your management skills will advance your career and take you to the top.

Next session:

Date: 13 April 2023

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Online via Zoom


Unparalleled personal and professional growth

Best Location

Our modern, safe and attractive campus is conveniently situated in suburban Johannesburg. We also have a centrally-located Cape Town campus.
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Top ranked

We are the first internationally quadruple-accredited business school in Africa and have been ranked for five years in a row by corporate SA (PMR) as being the best MBA business school in South Africa. Henley Executive Education is also rated top in Southern Africa by the Financial Times of London.
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Life balance

Our blended learning approach is flexible and family friendly. You will experience the best of both online and face-to-face learning so you can still find time for all the things that matter most to you. Our structured support system includes administration and logistics support, academic support, as well as counselling support if needed.
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#1 for networking

The Economist has rated Henley’s alumni network as the best in the world for potential to network. This is your portal to the world. We bring classes together both in the virtual world and the real one, so you gain new connections and friendships – that last – in organisations and industries across Africa.
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Rooted in the real

Our faculty are experienced and educated – they consult to companies and boards; many have been senior executives. They manage and know organisations, which ensures that their teaching is rooted in real life, as well as being academically and theoretically rigorous.
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All about you

We are known for our care and focus on personal development – helping you to understand yourself better so that you can become a respected and well-rounded leader. 
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Our compass is Africa

We have a long-term commitment to building a beautiful and prosperous future for this continent. By joining … Henley you are joining a movement to build Africa. We’ll give you the ability to see business differently and the impetus to build businesses that make a difference.
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Empower Yourself with the Henley ACMP Experience

Your progress is a personal journey, and we are here to help you accomplish everything that you and your company possibly can. We take pride in graduating outstanding executives – normal people with exceptional skills and extraordinary commitment – who get results at an international level. What is your motivation for pursuing an ACMP? We’d love to nurture your vision for Africa and beyond.  

Once you’ve downloaded the brochure, you will receive registration details for three engaging events (at no cost) that are designed: to help you decide if Henley is the right environment for you; and to help you ace your application, with tips for success.  

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Cell: +27 83 273 3565 

Tel: +27 11 808 0860



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