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NQF Level 7 


Advanced Diploma in
Management Practice

Practice makes purpose


The SOAR! Programme is an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice, a qualification equivalent to an undergraduate degree.

It will help you find your inner eagle, elevate your business savvy and strategic management practice tools, and propel you to the next step up in your career.

You're more than a talented, trained and skilled manager now. You're on the academic pathway to honours and masters qualifications. You're opening the door to senior leadership roles at an international level.


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There are multiple intake dates for 2024. The next programme starts on, 24 June in Cape Town, and 08 July online. Start your application today →

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Your passport to sky-high career success 

Whether you work in a small or large organisation, if you know you have more to give and further to rise, then Henley's SOAR! Programme is for you. Bolster your business acumen and strategic management savvy while expanding your horizons. Critical concepts taught include customer value, the future world of work, design thinking, and sustaining excellence. 

For 30 years, Henley Africa has been developing African business leaders with impact. Join us and gain a new purpose and confidence in your life and work.

Why this is the course for you?

This 12-month accredited programme will enhance your strategic impact within your organisation. Through group work, networking, and practical application, you'll discover a new way of managing and gain confidence in the process.

You’ll level-up every aspect of your career with a respected, accredited management qualification.
You’ll learn to create stronger teams by improving how your people work together to accomplish shared goals.
You’ll discover a sure-fire way to get the best from your people by empowering them to perform in their roles.
You’ll develop a deeper understanding of your leadership style and the decision-making process.
You’ll gain valuable self-assessment skills and the composure to consistently perform at your peak.

Level: NQF Level 7

Award: SOAR! Advanced Diploma in Management Practice (ADMP)

Estimated time required: Class attendance + Self study, 22 contact days over 12 months

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 12 months, part-time

SAQA ID: 117034

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

R88,500 (VAT exempt)

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Expand your understanding of business

SOAR! is an NQF Level 7 accredited qualification comprising five learning blocks delivered over 12 months. Our learning approach is embedded in a systems-thinking framework that empowers you to expand your understanding of the business world, your role in it, and its contribution to society.

All assessments are project-based and relate directly to your role within the organisation. In this way, your work environment becomes a learning laboratory where you grow with your peers as you apply theory to practice relevant to your own career context.

SOAR! Modules


Thinking Processes
and Practices

  • Systems modelling
  • Making sense within an ecosystem
  • Design thinking
  • Computational thinking

Creating Present Value

  • Finance and operations
  • Customer value
  • Making sense of within an ecosystem continued
  • Personal mastery: Personal leadership value chains

Creating Future Value

  • Customer centricity
  • The future world of work
  • Performance in the new world of work
  • Personal mastery: Managing energy and sustained performance in evolving times

Managing Legitimacy
in Social Contexts

  • Sustainability and shared value immersions
  • Action learning simulation
  • Personal mastery: Interpersonal mastery

Action Learning Activity

  • Integrating the programme
  • Personal Mastery: Discovering your inner hero and action learning presentation

Programme information

Admission requirements 

Don't have an NQF level 6 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 online application  
  • Certified copy of your ID
  • Certified copy of your matric certificate
  • Current CV
  • Two reference forms

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

Start your application today.

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SOAR! Programme fee for 2024: R88,500 (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 at  UG.admissions@henleysa.ac.za.


Delivery  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Virtual 26 Feb - 01 Mar 2024 27 - 31 May 2024 12 - 16 Aug 2024 21 - 25 Oct 2024 20 - 21 Jan 2025
Face-to-face 20 - 24 May 2024 26 - 30 Aug 2024 04 - 08 Nov 2024 10 - 14 Feb 2025 05 - 06 May 2025
Virtual 08 - 12 Jul 2024 28 Oct - 01 Nov 2024 17 - 21 Feb 2025 26 - 30 May 2025 04 - 05 Aug 2025
Virtual  14 - 18 Oct 2024 20 - 24 Jan 2025 07 - 11 Apr 2025 23 - 27 Jun 2025 15 - 16 Sep 2025



Delivery  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Face-to-face 19 - 23  Feb 2024 13 - 17 May 2024 22 - 26 Jul 2024 14 - 18 Oct 2024 09 - 10 Dec 2024
Face-to-Face 24 - 28 Jun 2024 26 - 30 Aug 2024 28 Oct - 01 Nov 2024  20 - 24 Jan 2025 27 - 28 Mar 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: 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




Ready for 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 members 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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