By now it would probably have been drilled into you that you can’t get a decent job without a
degree. But the idea that years of study is the only way to make it in an industry like business is definitely not true. Shorter qualifications like a business administration certificate can get you into the workplace faster, meaning you can get more experience.
Many business decisions are the result of years of experience rather than what is taught in the classroom. The ability to adapt to market trends and staff management related scenarios and strategic movements cannot be taught but have to be developed with exposure to real-world circumstances.
By doing a shorter business course such as a certificate, you’ll get the theoretical knowledge that allows you to function successfully in any business. Then, you can use that foundation to build up strong, real-world practical experience.
At the same time though, because shorter courses are necessarily more general in what they teach, they also allow you to first get to know what area of business you’d prefer to focus on. For instance, you might have thought that management is your passion but found that the administrative side of a company is far more peaceful. If this happens, you have the chance to improve your standing in that field with another short business administration certificate.
A Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice may also open up many other career paths. These could include Project Administration, Office Administration and General Assistant to Management. We provide tuition support for a HigherCertBPP. The tuition covers Business Communication, Business Management, Project Management and Project Administration.
The Independent Institute of Education degrees, diplomas and certificates are conferred on Varsity College campuses. This Higher Certificate is aligned with the HEQF at NQF level 5 and is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a Higher Education qualification. The above mentioned higher certificate is also registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) ID number: 84686.
If you would like more information about this HigherCertBPP, or you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact Varsity College or visit the Varsity College website at