N5 Business Management National Certificate


 Would you like to work in a career where you can manage, lead, inspire and direct those around you? Where you get to know that your efforts have a major effect on the whole teams success? Then the Business Management Programme is for you. The N5 Business Management Certificate is the second of three courses in our Business Management Programme.

You will receive a National Diploma after you have completed the N4, N5, N6 certificates and have done 18 months of practical experience.

Course Information:


National Certificate: N5 Business Management


The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


There are three open book assignments that can be completed at home. As well as a final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Registration Period:
February – May/June exam
August – October/November exam

NOTE: Due to the fact that the exam is an external exam, the fees for writing this exam is not covered in your course fees. You will have to pay an additional amount for your exam fees.

Award type:

National N Certificate

Award issued by:

The DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 05

Length of course:

12 Months

Entrance requirement:

National Certificate: N4 Business Management


Business Management N4

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Business Management N5

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5


When you are done passing your assignments and exams, you will get the National Certificate: N5 Business Management (awarded to you by the DHET).

Career Paths In Business Management

  • Entrepreneurship n5 business management
  • Business Development
  • Management Consulting
  • Management Analysis

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

How do you do this? By signing up for a great, helpful service offered by the DHET. This service takes your information from your profile and matches it with employers who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

Exam Fees

Your exam fees will have to be paid separately from your course fees. 


When Can I Get Started?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying.

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Chat to us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892


Last updated: November 05, 2018

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