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Advanced Certificate in Management Practice

Become respected as a professional manager

Know more, think better, act with determination. 

Set yourself  apart as a professional manager who can find opportunities and solve problems with confidence.

Learn to identify what's next, approach each challenge with a clear strategy, and get impressive results that are noticed.


There are multiple intakes in 2024, and our next programme starts on 15-19 July online Start your application today →

Gear up to take a giant stride forward

Gear up to take a giant stride forward

Henley’s RISE! Programme is an Advanced Certificate in Management Practice that is equivalent to a national diploma. It will give you a new perspective on your strategic role in the workplace. You already know what you’re doing; now formalise and professionalise your practice as you evolve 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 while arming you with the confidence and skills you need to work with others and reach new heights.

Only one way but up!

RISE! gives early middle managers the operational context and the skillset to manage optimally. The most frequent and powerful feedback we receive from our graduates is that in addition to learning how to manage people, projects and budgets better, RISE! helped them accomplish things they hadn’t thought 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 be prepared to help your organisation navigate change.

Level: NQF Level 6

Award: Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (ACMP)

Estimated time required: Class attendance + Self study, 20 contact days over 12 months

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: Duration: 12 months, part-time

SAQA ID: 98868

Total credits: 120

Accreditation: Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Mode of delivery: Online/face-to-face

Programme type: Academic, open learning, post-experience undergraduate, accredited

Assessment: Assignments, examination, group project

R79,500 (VAT exempt)

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Power up your capabilities

RISE! is an NQF level 6, CHE-accredited qualification comprising five learning blocks delivered over a 12 months. The course is underpinned by a systems-focused framework that allows you to master complex topics such as strategy, diversity and inclusion and builds your understanding of the business ecosystem. You’ll gain insight into how businesses operate and be able to identify both red flags and opportunities while developing the skills needed to manage operations and teams optimally.

All assessments are project-based and relate directly to your role within your organisation. In this way, learning is sustained, and you continue to grow beyond the life of the programme as you apply the tools and models that you have learned.

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

RISE! modules


Foundations of Systemic

  • Time to think
  • The macro and microenvironment of business
  • Systems thinking: critical 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

Admission requirements 

Don’t have an NQF level 5 certification or equivalent? If you have a minimum of five years’ working experience, we will consider your application on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 

 All applicants must submit: 

  • Completed application form
  • A certified copy of a South African Identity Document, or Passport
  • Certified copy of your matric certificate
  • A certified copy of the full academic record
  • Two reference forms

Please read the admission requirements and application form notes before submitting your application.

Start your application today.

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RISE! programme fee for 2024: R79,500 (VAT exempt) 

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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Should you require any further information about our post-experience undergraduate programmes, email us atUG.admissions@henleysa.ac.za.


Delivery  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Virtual 19 - 23 Feb 2024 22 - 26 Apr 2024 24 - 27 Jun 2024 16 - 19 Sep 2024 25 - 26 Nov 2024
Face-to-face 13 - 17 May 2024 08 - 12 Jul 2024 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2024 09 - 12 Dec 2024 03 - 04 Mar 2025
Virtual 15 - 19 Jul 2024 28 Oct - 01 Nov 2024 27 - 30 Jan 2025 07 - 10 Apr 2025 23 - 24 Jun 2025
Face-to-Face 12 - 16 Aug 2024 14 - 18 Oct 2024 20 - 23 Jan 2025 14 - 17 April 2025 07 - 08 Jul 2025
Face-to-Face 21 - 25 Oct 2024 03 - 07 Feb 2025 19 - 22 May 2025 04 - 07 Aug 2025 13 - 14 Oct 2025

Why choose Henley?

Imagine being surrounded by bright minds on campuses across four continents, learning from global experts who've seen it all. Discover your potential in a supportive yet challenging environment where knowledge meets action. This isn’t just a business school; it's a launchpad for your dreams.

Here's why choosing Henley sets you apart: 

  • Globally recognised: We're the only quadruple-accredited international business school in Africa, a mark of exceptional quality. 
  • Level 2 B-BBEE certified: We're committed to diversity and inclusion, empowering future leaders who reflect the world. 
  • Caring, challenging, whole-person learning: We go beyond theory – develop practical skills, confidence, and a global perspective in a family-friendly and supportive environment. 
  • High-touch, high engagement: Get personalised attention from our learning experts and forge connections with a vibrant community. 
  • Powerful alumni network: Join a network of almost 100,000 changemakers across the globe, opening doors to new opportunities. 
  • Your qualification, your passport: Unlock a world of possibilities, propelling your career to new heights. 

Henley’s learning style is:

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

Join the next Post-Experience Undergraduate Info Session

Join us at our next post-experience undergraduate info session to get a taste of the Henley learning experience. You'll get to see for yourself how Henley's management programmes can give you a competitive advantage in your career.

Next session:

Date:  20 June 2024

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Location: 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. For six years in a row, we have been rated the best MBA business school in South Africa by corporate South Africa (PMR.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, and counselling support if needed.
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#1 for networking

Henley is your portal to the world. The Economist has rated our alumni network as the best in the world for potential to network. We bring classes together both in the virtual world and the real one, giving you access to new connections and lasting friendships 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

At Henley we're 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

Henley is committed to building a beautiful and prosperous future for this continent. By joining us, 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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The power is yours with a Henley qualification

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