Supply Chain Management (Higher Certificate)

  • Convenient and appropriate avenue into business management studies
  • Develops skills to contribute to the development of a supply chain strategy for an organisation.

1 Year
NQF Level 5

About The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management offers a combination of theory and practice in the area of supply chain management. The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of specific issues in supply chain management. The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with a sound fundamental knowledge base and basic skills regarding supply chain management.

This programme in Supply Chain Management from MANCOSA is  aimed at equipping first line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfill their management role within the supply chain. This includes the areas of warehousing, transport, inventory, materials management and purchasing.

Who Should Attend

  • Aspiring individuals whose objective it is to seek employment in the corporate world or who need the grounding to do a BCom degree.
  • People with part-time or full-time employment who wish to advance their careers in the Supply Chain sector.
  • People whose post-school qualifications are not in business management but have taken a position in the field of Supply Chain
  • Individuals who either work in or run small businesses and need information and skills so they can develop their ideas, and formulate strategies for the growth of this business.

Career Opportunities

Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistic Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager

Entry Requirements

2 A Levels at HSC

Assessments

Each module is delivered and assessed over a 5 week period successively. The assessment are conducted through 4 Knowledge Check Questions (4×5%), an assignment (20%) and a project (60%). To pass a module a final combined mark of 50% is required.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Modules

  • Management Principles
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Basic Economics and Finance
  • Logistics Management
  • Operations Management
  • Purchasing Management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management, the student should be have:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the supply chain management environment within an organisation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of performance and risk within a supply chain management environment.
  • Contribute to the development of a supply chain strategy for an organisation.
  • Contribute to operational plans for supply chain management.
  • Implement a supply chain strategy.

Student Support

The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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