Higher Certificate in Management Practice

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Learn to manage yourself skilfully in preparation for managing others, while extending your understanding of how business works.

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Multiple intakes available for 2023, next programme starts 14 August (JHB) - 20 June (CPT ) Start your application today →

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Gain a respected, accredited qualification

For 30 years Henley Africa has been developing African business leaders with impact. The HCMP will expand your skills and broaden your thinking as you gain an understanding of what it takes to break through and rise up on your career path. The programme will take you through a carefully designed process of learning, growth, and reflective practice so that you can integrate what you learn into your daily work and build confidence in your management ability.

Benefits of this programme

The HCMP is designed for managers, team leaders, supervisors, and entrepreneurs who are ambitious but feel they’ve been held back because they don’t have a formal qualification. The programme will boost your business acumen and grow your confidence in your own abilities. Graduates tell us that the most powerful outcome of the HCMP is that it validates the skills and experience they already have and opens the door for them to climb higher.

You’ll start to develop the practical management skills to create high-performing teams.
You’ll discover better ways to manage both your time and energy by being able to delegate.
You’ll gain self-confidence and clarity by understanding and utilising your best strengths.
You’ll come to understand the best way to motivate others and recognise the future leaders in your business.
You’ll get geared up to navigate business changes and help others through times of transition.

Level: NQF Level 5

Award: Higher Certificate in Management Practice (HCMP)

Estimated time required: Class attendance + Self study, 19 contact days over the year

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 12 months, part-time

SAQA ID: 102107

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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Take your leadership skills from strength to strength

The HCMP is an NQF Level 5 accredited qualification that consists of five learning blocks delivered over 12 months. All topics are underpinned by a systems-oriented framework that allows you to build an understanding of business as an ecosystem – a series of interconnected parts that function collectively to create a profitable and sustainable enterprise.

All assessment is project-based and directly related to your role within the organisation. In this way, the work environment effectively becomes the learning laboratory. Individuals learn to apply theory in practice within their own context in their own organisational roles. You will find that this action learning approach will help ensure that you continue to grow beyond the life of the programme.

HCMP modules


Fundamental Management

  • Understanding the management process and functions of management
  • Understanding management and leadership
  • Personal mastery: Leading self
  • Action learning: Forming teams

Systems Thinking
and Business

  • Innovation, technology, and the future world of work
  • Systems thinking: An introduction
  • Personal mastery: Leading self-continued
  • Action learning: An introduction to research

Fundamental Business

  • Personal and organisational finance
  • Understanding the operations environment
  • Understanding customers
  • Action learning: Learning about literature reviews, surveys and interviews

Working with People

  • Career management
  • People management
  • Personal mastery: Working in teams
  • Action learning: Synthesising information, forming an argument, report writing

Action Learning Activity

  • Presentation skills
  • Integration of programme learning

Programme information

This is a programme for new managers, team leaders or supervisors entering the management arena for the first time.

To join this Higher Certificate in Management Practice programme you will need:

  • A Matric certificate or equivalent qualification at NQF level 4
  • Evidence of competence in English proficiency (if your school and/or tertiary study was not in English)
  • 1-2 years’ work experience, preferably with some junior management/supervisory experience.

All applicants must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • One reference
  • Current CV
  • Certified copies of Identity Document and Matric certificate

Please see the entry requirements and application form notes before submitting your application. By registering, I agree to Henley’s Privacy Policy  and Terms and Conditions of Registration.

HCMP course fee - 2023: R51,900

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.

Please click here for information and advice.

Should you require any further information about our undergraduate programmes, email us at  UG.admissions@henleysa.ac.za.

Delivery  Intake 19 days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Virtual  07 February 2023 07 - 10 Feb 2023 17 - 20 Apr 2023 03 - 06 Jul 2023 18 - 21 Sept 2023 6 - 8 Dec 2023
Face-to-face 08 May 2023 08 - 11 May 2023 24 - 27 Jul 2023 09 - 12 Oct 2023 16 - 19 Jan 2024 25 - 27 Mar 2024
Virtual 14 August 2023 14 - 17 Aug 2023 30 Oct - 02 Nov 2023 22 - 25 Jan 2024 08 - 11 Apr 2024 24 - 26 Jun 2024
TBC 02 October 2023 02 - 05 Oct 2023 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2024 22 - 25 Apr 2024 15 - 18 Jul 2024 02 - 04 Oct 2024
Delivery  Intake 19 days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5
Face-to-face 20 June 2023 20 Jun - 23 Jun 2023 19 Sep - 22 Sep 2023 05 Dec - 08 Dec 2023 05 Mar - 08 Mar 2024 03 Jun - 05 Jun 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



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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 HCMP 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 HCMP? We’d love to nurture your vision for Africa and beyond.  

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Cell: +27 83 273 3565 

Tel: +27 11 808 0860

E-mail: pranishab@henleysa.ac.za


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