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IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice - Distance

For those with the skills, drive and initiative, the business world is a place of great opportunity and reward. This Higher Certificate develops and provides students with a broad range of these essential business skills including communication, public relations, accounting, end-user computing and project administration.

What entry requirements will I need to study this Higher Certificate?

Minimum Admission Requirements

English

Maths

/HG

Math

Lit/SG

L O

Notes

NSC: HC pass

with

30%

NC(V):

HC pass

40%

30%

30%

40%

and a minimum of 50% in four vocational subjects

SC:

Endorsement

- none

SC(a):

HC pass

A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR

with a min. of 33.3% in SC

International

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or equivalent

for English

Senate Discretionary Admissions

Mature Age Exemption

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of

registration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

School of Tomorrow (SOT)

(last date of achievement 30 June

2019)

Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be admitted, provided that they have submitted their SOT Certificate and Academic Transcript as well as their NBT: AQL results and have achieved:

a) 40% in 3 subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level AND 30 % in 3 subjects of which one must be for English

- using the SOT Conversion Table; and

b) A score of at least 37 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 37 for Quantitative Literacy (QL)



The IIE’s Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (HBPP) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 131-credit qualification on level 5 (SAQA ID: 71637). 
The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.
For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org/
• Project Administration 
• Office Administration 
• Assisting a Project Manager 
• General Assistant to Management 

Websites for you to visit: 
www.ecademy.co.za 
www.businessreport.co.za 
www.smallbiztrends.com 
www.bizcommunity.com 
www.springwise.com

The Higher Certificate in Business Principles & Practice is an 18 month programme and consists of 9 modules. This programme can be extended if such an option is required or deemed necessary. The modules are presented via a distance mode of delivery, supported by online mediation sessions. Students will be required to complete various forms of assessments and activities, with the final assessments being written in hard copy at the site of registration. 

The curriculum below is correct at the time of print. Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE's curriculum is annually reviewed thus changes may occur in module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual basis. 

Students will have the option of securing a number of face-to-face support workshops that will be offered by each of The IIE's Varsity College exam centres. These sessions are highly recommended, as they provide the opportunity for rich discussion and conceptual engagement as well as an opportunity to meet fellow students. Students who attend face-to-face sessions are more likely to be motivated and to remain committed to their studies. However, should students opt not to attend any of these support workshops, the learner guide, textbook and online facilitation will provide the necessary support for student success. 

NOTE: If you are interested in these face-to-face support workshops, please indicate this at point of registration.

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